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Novo Nordisk's diabetes pill Rybelsus to be covered by Express Scripts

Jan 18, 2020 , Reuters
Novo Nordisk's new diabetes pill, Rybelsus, will be covered by Express Scripts Holding Co, one of the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit managers, the Danish drugmaker said on Friday....
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Novel Drug Candidate Aims To Tackle Superbug Infections In Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Jan 18, 2020 , Forbes
What makes the Antabio’s molecule candidate so unique is that it’s not an antibiotic. Antibiotics typically work by killing bacteria, whereas this molecule aims to disable the bacteria, making it less able to attack and inflame the...
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Judge slashes $8 billion Risperdal award against Johnson & Johnson to $6.8 million

Jan 18, 2020 , Reuters
A Pennsylvania judge on Friday slashed to $6.8 million from $8 billion a punitive damages award against Johnson & Johnson to a man who said it failed to warn that boys using its antipsychotic drug Risperdal could grow breasts....
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Weight Control Drug Belviq May Raise Cancer Risk: FDA

Jan 18, 2020 , MedicineNet
Title: Weight Control Drug Belviq May Raise Cancer Risk: FDACategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/17/2020 12:00:00...
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Pharma execs pitch ideas at #JPM20 to lower drug costs. None of them include dropping their own prices

Jan 17, 2020 , CNBC Health
Health-care costs in 2019 saw their largest gain in 12 years, rising 4.6%, according to a report from the Labor Department this...
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Diet Drug Belviq May Raise Cancer Risk: FDA

Jan 17, 2020 , WebMD
Health care providers should weigh the benefits of taking lorcaserin against the potential risks when deciding whether to prescribe or continue patients on the medication, the FDA...
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U.S. Drug Deaths Might Be Twice as High as Thought

Jan 17, 2020 , MedicineNet
Title: U.S. Drug Deaths Might Be Twice as High as ThoughtCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/15/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/16/2020 12:00:00...
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Prices of MS Medications Keep Soaring

Jan 17, 2020 , WebMD
Medicaid spending on 15 MS drugs increased from $453 million to just over $1.3 billion between 2011 and...
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FDA-backed CBD drug brings in $296 million in 'incredible launch year,' GW Pharma CEO says

Jan 17, 2020 , CNBC Health
"It's an incredible launch year for any medication [that] I think proves that this kind of medicine is really making a difference to patients," GW Pharma CEO Justin Gover told CNBC's Jim...
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New Drugs Getting FDA's Blessing Faster, but Is That a Good Thing?

Jan 16, 2020 , MedicineNet
Title: New Drugs Getting FDA's Blessing Faster, but Is That a Good Thing?Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/14/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/15/2020 12:00:00...
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Confusion and hype over 'digital health' overshadows J.P. Morgan health conference

Jan 16, 2020 , CNBC Health
Other big topics at this week's J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco included the lack of diversity at the executive ranks, drug pricing, big tech's march into the sector, and the missing patient...
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Weight loss drug Belviq tied to 'possible increased risk of cancer,' FDA says

Jan 16, 2020 , CNN Health
The US Food and Drug Administration warns that prescription weight loss medicine Belviq might be associated with an increased risk of cancer....
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New Drugs Getting FDA's Blessing Faster, but Is That a Good Thing?

Jan 16, 2020 , WebMD
The result is that patients are being prescribed pricey new medications that have not been tested as rigorously, said lead researcher Jonathan Darrow, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical...
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A Pharma Snapshot Of JP Morgan Conference: Bristol’s Love Story, Alzheimer’s Drugs’ Future, Gilead’s Crown Jewels

Jan 16, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
Stat offers a glimpse into what pharmaceutical companies are buzzing about at the big annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. Also on the docket: what role tech will play in the future of the industry, the promise of immunotherapies, "smart pills," and...
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FDA Clears First Nasal Spray for Cluster Seizures in Kids 6 Years and Older

Jan 16, 2020 , RxList
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved diazepam nasal spray (Valtoco, Neurelis) in patients with epilepsy aged 6 and older for the acute treatment of intermittent, stereotypic episodes of frequent seizure activity such as seizure clusters and acute repetitive seizures that are distinct from a patient's usual seizure...
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FDA Warning: Weight Loss Drug Belviq May Increase Cancer Risk

Jan 15, 2020 , Forbes
The FDA has released a public alert regarding the safety of weight loss drug lorcaserin after a clinical trial assessing safety of the drug showed that it may increase the risk of...
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What Works Best to Help Men With Overactive Bladder?

Jan 15, 2020 , WebMD
A combination of drugs and behavioral therapy seems to work better than drugs alone, but behavioral therapy alone also worked better than drugs, the researchers...
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Oklahoma Attorney General Amps Up Legal War Over Opioid Crisis With New Suit Against 3 Distributors

Jan 15, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter last year won a court verdict against opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson and has now filed suit Monday against three mammoth drug distributors, accusing them of contributing to the drug crisis by indiscriminately sending billions of painkillers across the country. It's just the latest lawsuit that the distributors have to contend with as states and counties take their efforts against the crisis into the courts....
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Prescription Fish Oil: 5 Things to Know

Jan 15, 2020 , RxList
Fish oil supplements for cardiovascular (CV) protection have been a controversial topic for years. Recently, Vascepa (Amarin), a prescription fish oil comprising high-dose icosapent ethyl, received an expanded indication from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for CV risk reduction in some patients with elevated triglyceride (TG) levels. Given that not all fish oil products — prescription or over-the-counter — are alike, here are five important things to know about their...
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Administration’s Rule Requiring Drug Prices Be Shown In TV Ads Does Not Get Warm Welcome At Appeals Court

Jan 15, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
The judges seemed skeptical of the Trump administration's arguments that Congress implicitly gave HHS authority to require list price disclosure to ensure the "efficient administration" of Medicaid and Medicare. In other pharmaceutical news: drugmakers are testing new ways to pay for pricey treatments, the high cost of medicine is making patients forgo care, and more....
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