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8694 Articles Matching "drug"

FDA Approves TPOXX To Be The 1st Drug For Smallpox

Jul 16, 2018 , Forbes
"You have smallpox," are 3 words that you never want to hear. But having a treatment available like this one manufactured by SIGA Technologies is still quite...
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China pushes for lower cancer drug prices: Xinhua

Jul 14, 2018 , Reuters
China's new medical insurance regulator will begin negotiations with domestic and overseas pharmaceutical companies to lower prices of cancer drugs in a bid to cut the financial burden on patients, state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday....
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FDA joins 22 countries' recall of common heart drug

Jul 14, 2018 , CNN Health
A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk....
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FDA approves first drug to treat smallpox

Jul 14, 2018 , CNN Health
The US Food and Drug Administration announced Friday its approval of the first drug to treat smallpox....
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U.S. court denies Jazz Pharma bid to revive narcolepsy drug patents

Jul 14, 2018 , Reuters
A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled invalid patents owned by Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC covering its narcolepsy drug Xyrem, giving Amneal Pharmaceuticals Inc a boost in its effort to launch a generic version of the medicine....
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Indivior wins preliminary injunction against generic rival

Jul 14, 2018 , Reuters
A U.S. court has granted Indivior a preliminary injunction blocking India's Dr. Reddy's Laboratories from selling cut-price versions of the British drugmaker's best-selling opioid addiction treatment in the United States, Indivior said on Friday....
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Justice Department Initiative Targeting Synthetic Opioids Will Hyper-Focus On Counties To Try To Eradicate Drugs

Jul 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the project, which is based on a successful model in Manatee County, Florida. The program will provide a new assistant U.S. attorney to districts in New Hampshire, California, Kentucky, Maine, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West...
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Did Pfizer Blink, And What Will Pharma Do Now?

Jul 14, 2018 , Forbes
Pfizer confirmed that time has run out for raising prices without blow-back. The renewed attention to drug price hikes means business as usual has ended and two questions loom large for Pharma. Is talk of regulation of drug prices next and who will next gain attention because of Pfizer and...
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Reducing drug possession penalties may have impact on health inequalities

Jul 14, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Changing the criminal penalties for drug possession could reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system and indirectly reduce health disparities as well, researchers say....
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FDA flags sale of recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal

Jul 13, 2018 , Reuters
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration said on Thursday recalled Kellogg Co Honey Smacks cereal was still being sold at retail outlets and warned consumers not to purchase the product....
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Drug shortages prompt FDA task force

Jul 13, 2018 , CNN Health
The US Food and Drug Administration is forming a Drug Shortages Task Force to look into the country's persistent drug shortages and find long-term solutions, according to a statement Thursday⁠ from the agency's commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb....
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Creating A Safety Plan For Patients Who End Up In Hospital For Suicide Attempt Can Have ‘Phenomenal’ Results

Jul 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The small step has proven to be simple yet effective at a time when patients are at their most vulnerable for another attempt. In other public health news: high blood pressure, diets, positive people, mysterious attacks, anti-aging drugs, and more....
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If You Look For Atrial Fibrillation You Will Find Atrial Fibrillation

Jul 13, 2018 , Forbes
If you look hard to find people who have atrial fibrillation you will find atrial fibrillation. But a new study offers no evidence whatsoever that the new diagnosis improves outcomes, though it does find that the diagnosis leads to increased use of drugs and...
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FDA to more aggressively tackle disruptive drug shortages

Jul 13, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Food and Drug Administration is forming a task force to find ways to improve the supply of crucial drugs. It's a new approach for the drug regulator, which has no control over...
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CMS proposes change in the drug payment amount under Medicare Part B

Jul 13, 2018 , Reuters
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Thursday proposed a change in the payment amount for new drugs under its Part B program, amid the Trump administration's attempts to tackle escalating prices of drugs....
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Distributors Funneled Equivalent Of About 260 Opioid Pills For Every Person Into Missouri During 5-Year Period

Jul 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The findings come from a congressional investigation into drug distributors and their potential failure to report suspicious prescription activity. The report, in particular, focused on the disparity between what AmerisourceBergen and McKesson flagged. The two distributors shipped nearly identical volumes of opioids to Missouri, but the number of suspicious orders each company reported were nowhere close: 224 from AmerisourceBergen and 16,714 from...
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Congress Pushes 340B Bills to Cut Eligibility, Increase Reporting

Jul 13, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
July 11—Members of Congress this week pushed emerging legislation to restrict the ability of hospitals and other providers to qualify for the 340B discount drug program and to increase their reporting requirements....
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CVS, Aetna shares rise on report DoJ won't challenge their merger deal

Jul 13, 2018 , CNBC Health
Drugstore chain and pharmacy benefits manager CVS announced in December it would acquire health insurer Aetna for $69...
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Pfizer Temporarily Holds Off on Drug Price Hikes

Jul 13, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Pfizer Temporarily Holds Off on Drug Price HikesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/12/2018 12:00:00...
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New, Faster Method Of Gene Editing Allows Scientists To Turn T Cells Into ‘Living Cancer Drugs’

Jul 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
“We're living in an amazing moment in cancer immunotherapies,” said microbiologist Alexander Marson, co-author of the study that appears in Nature. In other news on cancer research, "re-homing" cells are found to improve survival in...
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