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A piece of the pie: Independents build new business models

Mar 21, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Drug Store News looks at how independent community pharmacies stay competitive in the face of unprecedented pressures in the form of national chain competitors and a drug-pricing system that’s stacked against them. Read More...
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FDA Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression

Mar 21, 2019 , WebMD
The drug, Zulesso (brexanolone), is delivered via intravenous...
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Novo Nordisk submits diabetes pill for U.S. approval

Mar 21, 2019 , Reuters
Novo Nordisk has submitted its oral semaglutide drug, a pill it hopes will transform the diabetes market, for approval in the United States....
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HHS Has Been Deluged With Comments Over PBMs And Drug Rebates. Who Is Stoking That Fervent Response?

Mar 21, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
News outlets report on stories related to pharmaceutical...
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New Treatments Might Provide Hope To Patients With Rare Genetic Disease That Turns Tissue Into Bone

Mar 21, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The genetic disease, fibrodysplasia ossificans, in which the body’s machinery for healing goes awry, growing immovable bone where it doesn’t belong, had been languishing as nothing more than a medical curiosity. But a community of patient advocates rallied, and now there are three medicines in human trials, the most advanced of which could win Food and Drug Administration approval next year. In other public health news: weight lifting, primate emotions, the "bliss point" in food, and...
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Perspectives: We Need To Bring Down The Cost Of Developing Miracle Cures

Mar 21, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Read recent commentaries about drug-cost...
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FDA allows sale of certain blood pressure drugs amid shortage

Mar 21, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday said it will temporarily allow certain manufacturers to sell blood pressure medications containing specified levels of a probable cancer-causing impurity in order to maintain adequate supplies of the drug....
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Myrbetriq vs. Detrol

Mar 21, 2019 , RxList
Myrbetriq (mirabegron) and Detrol (tolterodine tartarate) are used to treat overactive bladder (OAB) with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency, and urinary frequency. Myrbetriq and Detrol belong to different drug classes. Myrbetriq is a beta-3 adrenergic agonist and Detrol is an antispasmodic....
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Ro Launches Direct-To-Consumer Site To Treat Women’s Hot Flashes And Other Menopause Symptoms

Mar 21, 2019 , Forbes
Direct-to-consumer telehealth startup Ro launched in 2017 selling erectile dysfunction pills to men. Now, it’s launching a new brand for women in “midlife” with drugs for treating some of the symptoms of...
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Jazz Pharma's sleep disorder treatment gets FDA nod

Mar 21, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc's treatment for patients with a form of sleep disorder, the company said on Wednesday....
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Daily Use Of High-Potency Marijuana Can Increase Risk Of Developing Psychosis By Nearly Five Times

Mar 21, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Experts say that this should temper some of the enthusiasm that's been growing about the healthfulness of marijuana. They also say it provides reasoning behind putting some restrictions on legalized use of the drugs--such as making sure high-potency versions are harder to...
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FDA Approves ZULRESSO™ (brexanolone) Injection For Postpartum Depression Following Three Clinical Trials Led By UNC Researcher

Mar 21, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ZULRESSO (brexanolone) injection today for the treatment of postpartum depression (PPD) after reviewing the results from three multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled trials in the U.S. Results from the placebo co......
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One-third of uninsured can't afford to take drugs as prescribed

Mar 20, 2019 , CNN Health
One-third of uninsured Americans did not take their medicine as prescribed to try to lower their costs, a new government report found....
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Third of Uninsured Skimp on Meds to Save Money

Mar 20, 2019 , WebMD
Nearly 1 in 5 of those prescribed drugs asked their doctors for less expensive options. The rate was highest -- 40 percent -- among people without...
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FDA puts partial hold on clinical trials of AbbVie's cancer drug

Mar 20, 2019 , Reuters
AbbVie Inc said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration placed a partial clinical hold on all trials of its cancer drug Venclexta for multiple myeloma, after a review of data found a higher proportion of deaths in the Venclexta arm of the late-stage study....
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Study: OK to Stop Aspirin 3 Months After Stent

Mar 20, 2019 , WebMD
Patients who get drug-eluting stents to open a blocked artery can stop taking aspirin after just three months, instead of the typical full year, and lower their risk of bleeding, a new study...
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J&J and Sientra get FDA warning letters over breast implants

Mar 20, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to Sientra Inc and a Johnson & Johnson unit for failing to comply with the post-approval study requirements for their breast implants....
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Daily cannabis and skunk users run higher psychosis risk

Mar 20, 2019 , Reuters
People who use cannabis every day run a significantly higher risk of developing the serious mental illness psychosis, especially if they use more potent forms of the drug, such as skunk, scientists said....
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GSK reports positive data from trial of endometrial cancer drug

Mar 20, 2019 , Reuters
GlaxoSmithKline said on Tuesday a study testing its experimental drug dostarlimab in women with recurrent or advanced endometrial cancer showed promising results....
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When Drug Costs Get Too High, Patients Are Skipping Doses Or Just Not Taking Medication

Mar 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Experts are worried this behavior could be extremely dangerous for the patients. “We have lots of treatments where if you don’t take them exactly as prescribed, you might be doing more harm than good,” said Stacie Dusetzina, a health policy researcher at Vanderbilt University. Other ways patients are trying to control costs are by asking for cheaper drugs from doctors or seeking out alternative therapies. Meanwhile, Ohio's attorney general is suing UnitedHealth's OptumRx unit alleging it...
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