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Two blockbuster cancer drugs see New Year price hikes

Drugmakers raised prices on more than 400 drugs in the early days of 2020, including two blockbuster cancer treatments that have been top-expenditure drugs in Medicare Part B, according to healthcare analysts and CMS data. The CMS attributed an increase in Part B

Failed dementia drug gets a second chance

Biogen, a multinational biotechnology company, and Eisai, a Japanese pharmaceutical company, are planning to file for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for an Alzheimer’s drug that had mixed results in clinical trials. Can this controversial medication offer fresh hope to

Leprosy drug to treat cancer? Docs hunt for new uses of old meds

Can a leprosy tablet priced at Rs 2 be the miracle cure to treat blood-cell cancer? Or can expensive injections given to treat osteoporosis in post-menopausal women be replaced with a pill that costs as little as Rs 100 for a

‘We received patients as young as eight’: Kashmir’s drug problem

Anantnag, Indian-administered Kashmir –Reyaz* hides under a restaurant stairway, in a village about 36 miles (57.9km) south of Srinagar, to take a hit of heroin, sniffing it through a 10 rupee note. “I went mad for this dose. I was searching

Drug overdose victim thought he could ‘push through it’, festival deaths inquest told

Callum Brosnan and Alex Ross-King, two of the six young people whose deaths at Sydney music festivals are the subject of an ongoing inquest A young man who took up to nine MDMA capsules at a Sydney music festival told his friend before

Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war is ‘large-scale murdering enterprise’ says Amnesty

It has been three years since Rodrigo Duterte gave police unprecedented powers to kill any suspected drug addicts or dealers Photograph: Ezra Acayan/Getty Images The president of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte is carrying out a “large-scale murdering enterprise” and should be investigated by

Drug prices persistently rising despite Trump efforts

Prescription drug prices jumped 10.5 percent over the past six months, more slowly than during the same period last year but still four times faster than inflation, despite increasing pressure on drugmakers from the Trump administration and Congress. However, the top

Alembic Pharma gets USFDA nod for seizure treatment drug

Drug firm Alembic Pharmaceuticals on July 1 said it has received approval from the US health regulator for Clonazepam orally disintegrating tablets, used for treatment of seizures. The approved product is therapeutically equivalent to the reference listed drug Klonopin orally disintegrating

John Arnold: Trump administration’s good effort on drug rebates is bad policy

Earlier this month, the Congressional Budget Office delivered bad newsfor anyone hoping for a quick fix on the high price of prescription drugs. The CBO projected that a rule proposed in January by the Department of Health and Human Services aimed at lowering out-of-pocket

Drug and alcohol rehab referrals concerns Brynawel Rehab boss

People are dying because they are not getting the treatment they need to deal with drug and alcohol abuse, according to the Welsh Conservatives. Meanwhile, the head of Wales’ only residential rehabilitation centre has said it is operating at 60% capacity.