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11619 Articles Matching "drug"

Democrat Harris unveils plan to lower drug costs, put 'people over profit'

Jul 17, 2019 , Reuters
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris unveiled a plan on Tuesday to crack down on pharmaceutical companies which overcharge for prescription drugs, making her the latest 2020 White House candidate to seize on the issue....
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‘Dope Refugees’ Flock To New York City’s Transit Hubs In Search Of A Better Life

Jul 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Experts say the swelling number of users around the transit hubs is in part because they can find more tolerance and support in New York City than in their hometowns, as well as greater access to services such as syringe exchanges. Meanwhile, the country's foster system is being strained beneath the weight of the drug epidemic. Other news on the opioid crisis comes out of Maryland and...
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FDA finds 'significant violations' at India's Strides plant

Jul 17, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it found adulteration and "significant violations" of current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) regulations at Strides Pharma Sciences Ltd's plant in Puducherry in south India....
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Kids Sent to Foster Care Doubles Due to Opioids

Jul 17, 2019 , WebMD
The number of kids placed in foster care in the United States due to parental drug use has more than doubled over the past two decades, rising to nearly 96,700 in 2017 from about 39,100 in...
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FDA 'stands ready' to accelerate review of e-cigarettes

Jul 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
The Food and Drug Administration "stands ready" to start reviewing e-cigarettes amid a teen vaping "epidemic," acting Commissioner Ned Sharpless said Monday in a...
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GSK drug helps ovarian cancer patients live longer in late-stage study

Jul 16, 2019 , Reuters
GlaxoSmithKline Plc's cancer treatment Zejula met the main goal of helping patients with ovarian cancer live longer without their disease worsening in a late-stage study, the company said on Monday....
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It Used To Be Easy To Cure Urinary Tract Infections. But Now They’re Becoming Increasingly Resistant To Antibiotics.

Jul 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The drug ampicillin, once a mainstay for treating the infections, has been abandoned as a gold standard because multiple strains of UTIs are resistant to it. “This is crazy. This is shocking,” said Lance Price, director of the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center at George Washington University. In other public health news: mental health and apps, sleep training, firefighter suicides, skull fractures in infants, climate change and health, young blood, and more....
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On Prescription Drug Prices, Will Trump Turn Words Into Action?

Jul 16, 2019 , Forbes
At this point, it's hard not to be skeptical as the Administration has been long on rhetoric and short on action when it comes to lowering prescription drug...
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Opioid 'kingpin' J&J fueled epidemic, Oklahoma argues at trial's end

Jul 16, 2019 , Reuters
Lawyers for the state of Oklahoma on Monday compared Johnson & Johnson to a drug cartel leader as they sought to hold the drugmaker responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic in the first trial to result from lawsuits over the crisis....
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Good News About Dementia: 5 Lifestyle Changes Can Make Difference Even For People Who Have Genes That Increase Risk

Jul 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
While recent news about Alzheimer's focused on disappointing failed drug trials, two new studies discussed at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference look at how clean living helps lower the chances of developing wasting brain diseases by as much as 60%. Give up red meat, don't smoke, exercise more, read more books and limit red wine to one glass a night. "This research is exciting in that it shows there are actionable things we can do to try to counteract genetic risk for...
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How being a female tech founder prepared this CEO to fight the medical system when she got cancer

Jul 14, 2019 , CNBC Health
Leila Janah was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma at the age of 36. She put her entrepreneurial skills to use as a patient, both in getting access to an unapproved drugs and in getting her doctors on the same...
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Democrats take aim as Trump abandons drug pricing plan

Jul 14, 2019 , Reuters
Democrats see U.S. President Donald Trump becoming increasingly vulnerable to criticism about healthcare costs after the administration's decision to scrap a proposal to lower drug prices, and 2020 White House candidates are rushing to seize the spotlight on the issue....
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Different Takes: Pros And Cons On Trump’s About Face On Drug Rebates

Jul 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on Trump's change of heart on drug rebates and Ohio's attempt to lower drug...
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Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration

Jul 13, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump AdministrationCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/11/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/12/2019 12:00:00...
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Opioid treatment may reduce contact with law enforcement

Jul 13, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Opioid users who get treatment for their drug dependency are less likely to have police encounters or to be charged with crimes, an Australian study suggests....
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Eton's conjunctivitis treatment fails to win FDA nod; shares tumble

Jul 13, 2019 , Reuters
Eton Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its treatment for conjunctivitis, sending its shares tumbling nearly 20 percent in extended trading....
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U.S. federal judge orders FDA to implement 10-month deadline for e-cig applications

Jul 13, 2019 , Reuters
A U.S. federal judge on Friday ordered the Food and Drug Administration to impose a 10-month deadline for the submission of e-cigarette applications, turning the screws on companies like Juul Labs Inc whose products have come under intense scrutiny for their popularity among teenagers....
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Trump Scraps A Reform That Would Have Saved Patients Billions

Jul 13, 2019 , Forbes
This week, the Trump administration axed a proposal that, if enacted, would have required insurers to share discounts they negotiate with drug companies directly with patients. Now that the Trump administration has killed this sensible reform, patients may never see these savings. That's a...
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Croatia's drugs wholesalers limit hospital deliveries as debts rise

Jul 13, 2019 , Reuters
Croatian drug wholesalers have decided to limit deliveries of medicines to some hospitals in a row over mounting debts and urged the government to pay immediately at least half of them now totaling 2.6 billion kuna ($396 million)....
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U.S. Democratic hopeful Amy Klobuchar proposes drug cost plan aimed at seniors

Jul 13, 2019 , Reuters
Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar unveiled a new plan on Friday to help lower the cost of pharmaceuticals purchased by seniors in the wake of the White House scrapping its own ambitious drug cost plan....
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