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2541 Articles Matching "drugs"

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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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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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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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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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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Nevada to execute an inmate using a new, controversial drug combination

Jul 12, 2018 , CNN Health
Nevada plans to execute a convicted murderer with a combination of drugs that has never been used before to carry out a capital punishment sentence....
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Sticker Shock: The Real Cost Of America's 10 Most Expensive Drugs

Jul 11, 2018 , Forbes
The high price of pharmaceuticals have become a constant topic of discussion in the U.S. although very few consumers ever pay out-of-pocket prices thanks to insurance. But in the case that an individual had to pay list price, the following 10 drugs are the most expensive drugs in the...
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The Common Drug That May Make Opioid Overdose Five Times As Likely

Jul 11, 2018 , Forbes
A new study finds that the risk of opioid overdose in the first three months of using the drugs is five times higher when also taking another commonly prescribed...
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FDA Rejects Petition To Further Restrict Marijuana

Jul 11, 2018 , Forbes
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration denied a request from an anti-marijuana group to add cannabis to list of restricted drugs that aren't "generally recognized as safe and...
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Walgreens Completes Investment In Chinese Pharmacy Chain

Jul 11, 2018 , Forbes
Walgreens Boots Alliance has completed its 40% stake in Chinese retail pharmacy chain Sinopharm Holding Guoda Drugstores Co. for $416...
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Treating A Migraine With A Simple Puff Of Air

Jul 11, 2018 , Forbes
Ever struggle with migraines? A simple puff of air might work better than prescription...
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Ketogenic Diet Improves Response To Cancer Drug In Mice, But Alone May Accelerate Cancer

Jul 11, 2018 , Forbes
A ketogenic diet, which is high-fat, adequate protein and low-carb has increased the effect of a class of cancer drugs in...
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Walgreens And Humana Partner On Senior Primary Care Clinics

Jul 11, 2018 , Forbes
Walgreens and Humana are partnering to operate “senior-focused primary care clinics” inside drugstores...
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A Big Investor Opposes Rite Aid's Albertsons Deal Amid Flat Pharmacy Growth

Jul 11, 2018 , Forbes
Rite Aid reported flat first quarter sales on the same day investor Highfields Capital opposed the drugstore chain's merger with grocer...
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Are Orphan Drugs Getting Too Much Attention By Payers And Policymakers?

Jul 11, 2018 , Forbes
Success of the Orphan Drug Act has brought with it pushback from payers, policymakers, and legislators. Pushback may be warranted in some instances. But, a case-by-case approach examining the value of orphan products, independent of their orphan status, is a more appropriate general...
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Docs argue for safe-injection sites for illicit drugs in the U.S.

Jul 10, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Some U.S. physicians would like hospitals to consider opening safe-injection sites on their campuses to reduce the chance of addicted patients overdosing on illicit drugs while receiving medical treatment, as two Canadian hospitals recently...
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Trump says Pfizer, others 'should be ashamed' for raising drug prices

Jul 10, 2018 , CNBC Health
Pfizer responded to Trump's tweet by saying that the list price of the majority of its drugs are...
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