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Express Scripts offers new formulary for lower list-price drugs

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
Express Scripts Holding Co on Tuesday announced a new drug reimbursement list with lower U.S. prices for brand-name medications, as a way to encourage drugmakers to move away from paying rebates after a prescription is filled. The manager of prescription drug benefits for large corporate employers and government health plans said its new National Preferred Flex Formulary will be available as of Jan. 1 to all clients....
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Many U.S. drugstores fail to provide naloxone for opioid overdoses

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Despite state laws expanding access to the opioid-overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription, two U.S. studies suggest many pharmacies don't stock the drug or make it easily available to people who need it....
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Express Scripts looks to limit rebate model, lower drug costs in 2019

Nov 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Express Scripts will add approved lower-cost generics to its National Preferred Flex Formulary and exclude the branded drug, and possibly other drugs in the therapy class, from its...
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Hepatitis C Treatment Can Be Shortened In 50 Percent Of Patients, Study Finds

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Hepatitis C drugs cure more than 90% of patients, but can cost more than $50,000 per patient. Findings from a new study could lead to significant cost savings. Preliminary data from the study, co-led by a theoretical modeling researcher from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and ......
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Sobi buys rights to AstraZeneca infant drug for $1.5 billion upfront

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
AstraZeneca has taken another step to refocus on priority drugs by selling U.S. rights to a treatment for infant lung infections to Swedish Orphan Biovitrum for an upfront fee of $1.5 billion....
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New Cholesterol Guidelines Call On Doctors To Tailor Treatments To Manage Risk For Each Individual Patient

Nov 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The guidelines also recommend the use of two new kinds of drugs for those at the greatest danger of heart...
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FDA touts record-breaking number of October generic approvals

Nov 13, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The Food and Drug Administration approved 110 generic drugs and tentatively approved 18 generic drugs for a total of 128 approval actions throughout the month of October. Read More...
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‘Magical Thinking’ About Vitamin D’s Effect On Cancer And Fish Oil’s Effect On Heart Health Upended In Sweeping Study

Nov 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Although both Vitamin D and fish oil drugs have gained popularity recently, a massive study found that healthy people who take the supplements do not lower cancer rates nor do they reduce the rate of major cardiovascular...
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New drug options, risk factors added to U.S. heart guidelines

Nov 11, 2018 , Reuters
Updated U.S. guidelines on heart health advise more personalized assessment of risk as well as two newer types of cholesterol-lowering drugs for people at particularly high risk of heart attack or stroke....
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The Medical Minute: Naloxone Rescue Kits Now Being Prescribed Alongside High-Dose Prescriptions

Nov 09, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Doctors now regularly prescribe drugs that reverse the effects of opioids in tandem with high-dose prescriptions of the painkillers. Patients who receive prescriptions for 50 morphine equivalents or more of opioids, such as Percocet, Vicodin, Norco, morphine, oxycodone, fentanyl and Oxycontin, can ......
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Risk-Sharing Arrangements May Boost Fortunes Of Certain Prescription Drugs

Nov 08, 2018 , Forbes
Following establishment of risk-sharing arrangements, sales volume for certain drugs has gradually increased. This is not to say that risk-sharing has been the only driving factor, but it appears to be one of several key...
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No Matter What The FDA Decides, New Diabetes Drugs Will Still Require CV Outcomes Trials

Nov 07, 2018 , Forbes
CVOTs for diabetes drugs are here to...
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When Safe Drugs Become Risky: The Clinical Danger Zone

Nov 06, 2018 , Forbes
Clinical status can change unexpectedly making a safe drug potentially dangerous. Now, technology help find these changes and save...
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Diabetes Medications May Reduce Alzheimer's Disease Severity, Mount Sinai Researchers Report

Nov 06, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
People with Alzheimer’s disease who were treated with diabetes drugs showed considerably fewer markers of the diseaseincluding abnormal microvasculature and disregulated gene expressionsin their brains compared to Alzheimer’s patients without treatment for diabetes, Mount Sinai researchers report. ......
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FDA OKs Strong Opioid Pill Ten Times Stronger Than Fentanyl Despite Abuse Concerns

Nov 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Health experts said the pill isn't needed and will only worsen the opioid epidemic. The FDA endorsed Dsuvia, which can be applied once under the tongue and benefit soldiers on the battlefield where IVs can be impractical. Other news on opioids focuses on the FDA's armed hunt for counterfeit drugs and the continued threat of fentanyl and...
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Could Diabetes Drugs Help Curb Alzheimer's?

Nov 04, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Could Diabetes Drugs Help Curb Alzheimer's?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/2/2018 12:00:00...
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Looking For Antibodies To Fuel Universal Flu Vaccine, Researchers Turn To Llamas

Nov 03, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
A team from the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla has taken a major step toward the long-sought goal of developing a universal vaccine against influenza. “From a scientific and technical standpoint, this is really a very elegant study — the highest quality of science,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Other public health news focuses on cellphone cancer risks, cannabis-derived medication, psychedelic drugs and PTSD, rehab...
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Trump Plans to Lower Medicare Part D Prices, Not Just Part B

Nov 02, 2018 , RxList
The Trump administration is preparing to unveil a proposal for lower prices for the Medicare Part D pharmacy benefit. This would follow last week's release of an outline for a test of a new Medicare Part B approach to paying for drugs administered by...
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Could Antibiotics Raise Kids’ Obesity Risk?

Nov 02, 2018 , WebMD
Infants prescribed antibiotics faced a 26 percent greater risk for childhood obesity by the age of 3 than kids who didn’t get the drugs, according to a review of the children’s histories in the U.S. military health care...
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Hims Launches Hers, A Direct-To-Consumer Site Selling Birth Control And Other Drugs

Nov 02, 2018 , Forbes
Men’s wellness brand Hims is launching a sister brand, Hers, selling acne creams, vitamins and one medication that’s faced a fair share of...
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