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The Effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership On Pharmaceutical Innovation
The Effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership On Pharmaceutical Innovation
According to author Robert A. Freeman, PhD, there are three main areas of controversy. First, pharmaceutical prices will be driven up, with especially negative effects on low-income countries. Second, there is potential for litigation for individual co...
How a Painkiller Designed To Deter Abuse Helped Spark an HIV Outbreak
How a Painkiller Designed To Deter Abuse Helped Spark an HIV Outbreak
When Kevin Polly first started abusing Opana ER, a potent prescription opioid painkiller, he took pills — or fractions of pills — and crushed them into a fine powder, then snorted it. When Opana pills are swallowed, they release their paink...
New Genetic Research Can Significantly Improve Drug Development
New Genetic Research Can Significantly Improve Drug Development
According to a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, genetic research in large-scale prospective biobank studies can significantly improve the drug development pipeline and reduce costs.
Sanders To Unveil Rule Requiring Drug Companies To Set Fair Prices
Sanders To Unveil Rule Requiring Drug Companies To Set Fair Prices
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will unveil a new rule forcing pharmaceutical companies to set reasonable prices for drugs developed using research funded by federal research dollars, Huffington Post reported.
Policy Policymakers Face Pressure to Act on Drug Pricing
Policy Policymakers Face Pressure to Act on Drug Pricing
A proposal that would open the door for the import of low-cost prescription drugs from Canada was defeated at a Senate markup, but the proposal is unlikely to be gone for good. Lawmakers from both parties seem to want to demonstrate concern about drug ...