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Is There a Cure for High Drug Prices?
Is There a Cure for High Drug Prices?
The cost of prescription drugs for tens of millions of Americans rose $2 billion last year, and all signs point to a continued rise. At stake is nothing less than the ability of Americans to afford the medicines they need. Can we stop the madness?
Brand-Name Drug Makers Wary of Letting Generic Rival Join Their Club
Brand-Name Drug Makers Wary of Letting Generic Rival Join Their Club
For decades, brand-name and generic drug companies have fought each other in Congress, at international trade negotiations and in court.
US Approves First Drug for Psychosis Linked to Parkinson's
US Approves First Drug for Psychosis Linked to Parkinson's
Acadia Pharmaceuticals’s drug for psychosis linked to Parkinson’s disease was approved in the United States on Friday, becoming the first treatment for the condition to get a nod in the country. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, howeve...
Another Fatal-Disease Drug in Limbo
Another Fatal-Disease Drug in Limbo
An advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted that Sarepta Therapeutics’s eteplirsen has not been proven effective in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare and fatal disease for which there is curren...
Some Popular Heartburn Drugs Have Been Linked to Dementia
Some Popular Heartburn Drugs Have Been Linked to Dementia
A popular group of heartburn drugs may be linked to dementia in seniors. A German study published in the medical journal JAMA Neurology found that seniors who regularly took proton-pump inhibitors like Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid were 44 percent mor...