Tag: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals)

States Are Making Progress on Opioids. Now the Money That’s Helping Them May Dry Up

ST. LOUIS — Bryan Garner was homeless and injecting as much fentanyl as he could get his hands on when he found the Missouri Network Outreach Center, a community center in an old brick rowhouse in St. Louis that connects people to addiction treatment. Mr. Garner, 51, accepted the center’s offer of assistance and has […]

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What to Do About Prescription Drug Costs?

To the Editor: Re “Sound, Fury and Prescription Drugs” (editorial, July 7): I heartily agree with your recommendations to constrain prescription drug costs. In addition to efforts at the federal level, state governments have been very active on this issue since 2017. State initiatives become models for federal action, and this area is no exception. […]

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What You Need to Know About Resistant Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections, or U.T.I.s, are one of the world’s most common infections. Increasingly, they also are resistant to major drug treatments. Here’s what you should know. What is a drug-resistant urinary tract infection? In the case of a resistant U.T.I., one or more standard antibiotics no longer work to cure the infection, but the […]

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Hospital C.E.O. Resigns and 23 Employees Are Fired After Doctor Is Charged in Murders

The chief executive of an Ohio health care system announced his resignation and the termination of 23 employees on Thursday, one month after a doctor who worked for the hospital was charged in one of the largest murder cases in the state’s history. Ed Lamb, the chief executive of Mount Carmel Health System, said in […]

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President Trump Withdraws Plan to Eliminate Drug Price Rebates

The Trump administration has abandoned a centerpiece of its efforts to address high drug prices, backing away from requiring some discounts to be passed directly to consumers under Medicare that could have lowered their out-of-pocket costs. President Trump had announced the proposal with great fanfare in January as part of the administration’s efforts to deal […]

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So You Want to Overturn Obamacare. Here Are Some Things That Would Be Headaches.

ImageCalorie information in a New York City Starbucks, 2010. Overturning Obamacare would mean restaurants nationwide would no longer be required to post such data.CreditMario Tama/Getty Images It’s not just that 21 million people would probably lose health insurance, or that 133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions would lose their protection. Those effects would be the […]

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Judge Blocks Trump Rule Requiring Drug Companies to List Prices in TV Ads

A federal judge ruled on Monday that the Trump administration cannot force pharmaceutical companies to disclose the list price of their drugs in television ads, dealing a blow to one of the president’s most visible efforts to pressure drug companies to lower their prices. Judge Amit P. Mehta, of the United States District Court in […]

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Sound, Fury and Prescription Drugs

Nothing typifies the failures of health care in the United States like prescription drugs. Americans pay more for their medications — including those developed in America, with taxpayer dollars — than residents of any other country in the world. So many patients are rationing or outright skipping essential medications that stories of people dying for […]

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Trump Suggests Executive Order on Drug Prices, With a Scope That Is Unclear

ImagePresident Trump on Friday. “Why should other nations like Canada — why should other nations pay much less than us?” he said of drug prices. CreditErin Schaff/The New York Times President Trump said Friday that the White House was writing an executive order to require pharmaceutical companies to offer the United States government among the lowest prices […]

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Elizabeth Warren Calls on Former F.D.A. Chief to Quit Pfizer Board

Senator Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday called on Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, to resign from the board of Pfizer, saying his decision to join one of the country’s leading pharmaceutical companies “smacks of corruption.” Ms. Warren, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, said in a public letter […]

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AbbVie to Acquire Allergan, Botox’s Maker, for $63 Billion

The drugmaker AbbVie said on Tuesday that it planned to buy Allergan, the maker of Botox, for about $63 billion, in one of the biggest mergers in the health care industry this year. If completed, the deal would give AbbVie a potent source of popular treatments as it faces the loss of patent protection for […]

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New Sex Drug for Women to Improve Low Libido Is Approved by the F.D.A.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat low sexual drive in women, the only one besides Addyi, which entered the market in 2015. The drug, to be called Vyleesi, will be sold by AMAG Pharmaceuticals and is intended to be used 45 minutes before sex, via an auto-injector pen that […]

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Veterans Agency to Offer New Depression Drug, Despite Cost and Safety Concerns

Confronted with a rising rate of veteran suicides, the Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday decided to approve the use of a new and costly depression drug, despite concerns among doctors and other experts about the drug’s effectiveness. The decision to endorse the drug — called Spravato, and manufactured by Janssen, a unit of Johnson […]

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Vaccine Injury Claims Are Few and Far Between

At a time when the failure to immunize children is driving the biggest measles outbreak in decades, a little-known database offers one way to gauge the safety of vaccines. Over roughly the past dozen years in the United States, people have received about 126 million doses of vaccines against measles, a disease that once infected […]

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Drug Prices Are a Populist Campaign Issue. Here Are the Latest Proposals to Lower Costs.

It can be hard to find common ground in Washington these days, but furor over drug prices could be one exception. Many Americans continue to struggle to pay for the prescription medicines they need. And rising drug costs are a problem for insurers and taxpayers, too — treatments for some rare diseases are topping $2 […]

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Trump Wants to Neutralize Democrats on Health Care. Republicans Say Let It Go.

WASHINGTON — As President Trump prepares to kick off his bid for a second term this week, he is anxiously searching for a way to counter Democrats on health care, one of their central issues, even though many of his wary Republican allies would prefer he let it go for now. Since he announced his […]

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