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Health Jun 30Drastic price hikes hit medicines for radiology scans
The cost of two widely used radiology medicines for lung and kidney scans has jumped between 500 percent and 1,800 percent over the last four years.
Health Jun 11FDA wants to yank an opioid painkiller over concerns about abuse
The Food and Drug Administration has asked Endo Pharmaceuticals to withdraw its Opana ER painkiller over concerns that the drug is too easily abused, the first time the agency has made such a move.
Health May 20Sanofi rejects U.S. Army request for ‘fair’ pricing for a Zika vaccine
The rejection prompted anger from Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has pushed the U.S. Army to negotiate a more favorable agreement with Sanofi.
Nation Nov 04Bernie Sanders requests federal investigation of insulin makers for price collusion
In his latest attack on the pharmaceutical industry, Senator Bernie Sanders has asked the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate three insulin makers for price collusion.
Health Oct 15What side effects? Most consumers don’t read drug risk information
A new study comes amid ongoing concern that consumers do not read or have difficulty reading prescription drug risk information.
Health Aug 23Congress scolds pharmaceutical company’s price hike on EpiPens
Mylan has raised the list price of EpiPens more than 450 percent since 2004, after adjusting for inflation, according to Elsevier’s Gold Standard Drug Database. A pack of two EpiPens cost about $100 in today’s dollars in 2004, but the…
Health Jul 30Majority of Americans misuse prescription drugs
Many Americans appear to be misusing their prescription drugs in ways that put their health at risk, notably combining dangerous combinations of medicines, according to a report released this week.
Health May 03Shkreli’s old company is sued for breaching sales contract for Daraprim
Turing Pharmaceuticals is being sued for more than $20 million by the drug maker that sold it the rights to Daraprim.
Health Apr 05What’s behind skyrocketing insulin prices?
The cost of insulin more than tripled — from $231 to $736 a year per patient — between 2002 and 2013, according to a new analysis.
Health Mar 15CDC: Opioid painkillers shouldn’t be first choice for chronic pain
After months of controversy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday published prescribing guidelines to address the epidemic of deaths and overdoses attributed to opioid painkillers.