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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...
Patent Office Accelerates Patent Review For Cancer Drugs in Pilot Program
Patent Office Accelerates Patent Review For Cancer Drugs in Pilot Program
The Patent Offices estimates it receives approximately 900 cancer immuno-therapy applications annually. "Patents for Patients" will accelerate the intellectual property protection process so new cancer immunotherapies can reach the clinics as soon as p...
Synthetic Biology Bites Back at Global Snake Antivenom Shortage
Synthetic Biology Bites Back at Global Snake Antivenom Shortage
When the medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières called the worldwide shortage of snake antivenom a public-health crisis last September, Brazilian biochemist Paulo Lee Ho wasn’t surprised. He has spent his career at São Paulo̵...
A Drug That's 100 Times More Potent Than Fentanyl Surfaces in North America
A Drug That's 100 Times More Potent Than Fentanyl Surfaces in North America
A powerful drug has been found by police in Canada and is raising concerns that a deadly new trend is emerging in North America’s drug scene. Called W-18, the drug is a synthetic opioid that officials say is 100 times more powerful than fentanyl ...
FDA Asks Teva Pharmaceutical For Further Study On Huntington's Drug
FDA Asks Teva Pharmaceutical For Further Study On Huntington's Drug
Approval for Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' drug to treat the neurological disorder chorea has been held up by U.S. regulators seeking further blood studies, the company said.