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Drug Treatment Reduces Risk of Skin Cancer in Transplant Patients
Drug Treatment Reduces Risk of Skin Cancer in Transplant Patients
It is well documented that solid organ transplant recipients (OTRs) are at greater risk of developing skin cancer following transplant surgery. However, a new study conducted by Harvard Medical School researchers found that an immunosuppressive drug lo...
The False Drug Pricing Problem
The False Drug Pricing Problem
Where would you want to live if you had cancer? If you worried about high drug prices, you would avoid the U.S. But a new study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology suggests that cancer drugs are actually more af...
How To Reduce Medicare Drug Costs
How To Reduce Medicare Drug Costs
Prescription drug spending in Medicare has been rising fast, but it is not completely clear what policies are driving the increases. The Obama administration hopes to find ways to control costs by testing different approaches to paying for the drugs. T...
Cannabis Drug Succeeds in Epilepsy, Doubling Value of GW Pharma
Cannabis Drug Succeeds in Epilepsy, Doubling Value of GW Pharma
An experimental cannabis-based drug has successfully treated children with a rare form of severe epilepsy in a keenly anticipated clinical trial, more than doubling the value of its maker GW Pharmaceuticals. The study of GW's Epidiolex in Dravet syndro...
CDC Issues Guidelines To Limit Opioid Painkiller Prescriptions
CDC Issues Guidelines To Limit Opioid Painkiller Prescriptions
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released long-awaited guidelines to limit prescribing of opioid painkillers, the overuse of which has contributed to a pervasive and deadly epidemic in the U.S., the agency’s director said. The guide...