All posts tagged "drugs"
Pharma pressure against drug pricing transparency bill denounced
S. 371 sent to conference committee
- Posted December 14, 2017
Baxter: Hurricane’s disruption in Puerto Rico could cost $70 million in 4th quarter
Drug and medical product maker's island operations had been temporarily shut down
- Posted October 26, 2017
State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids
ST. PAUL, Minn. — In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation’s deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem....
- Posted February 22, 2017
Federal prosecutors accuse execs of fixing drug prices
WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors have charged two former pharmaceutical executives with fixing prices of generic drugs, part of an ongoing government investigation into anticompetitive tactics by companies that make lower-cost drugs intended to reduce medication costs. The...
- Posted December 14, 2016
House to vote on bill aimed at speeding approval of drugs
WASHINGTON – The House plans to vote Wednesday on a $6.3 billion bill aimed at speeding federal approval of drugs and medical devices and boosting biomedical research. The legislation, a priority for congressional leaders in the lame-duck...
- Posted November 26, 2016
Surgeon general report: ‘Addiction is not a character flaw’
In what may be his last significant act as President Barack Obama’s surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy released a report Thursday calling for a major cultural shift in the way Americans view drug and alcohol addiction. The...
- Posted November 17, 2016
Drug Prices Don’t Budge Even After Pressure From Congress
WASHINGTON — Congress’s routine of publicly shaming drug company executives over high prices works no better than a placebo: It may make some people feel better, but it doesn’t treat the problem. In the last two years,...
- Posted November 16, 2016
Cholesterol Drug Shows Promise to Help Reverse Heart Disease
NEW ORLEANS — For the first time, a new drug given along with a cholesterol-lowering statin medicine has proved able to shrink plaque that is clogging arteries, potentially giving a way to undo some of the damage...
- Posted November 15, 2016
Chemical Weapon For Sale: China’s Unregulated Narcotic
SHANGHAI — For a few thousand dollars, Chinese companies offer to export a powerful chemical that has been killing unsuspecting drug users and is so lethal that it presents a potential terrorism threat, an Associated Press investigation...
- Posted October 7, 2016
Stocks skid as drugmakers fall, then bank woes deepen losses
NEW YORK – U.S. stocks skidded Thursday as drug companies and banks absorbed large losses. Drugmakers faced scrutiny over price increases, while banks fell as investors worried about the stability of Deutsche Bank and other financial institutions....
- Posted September 29, 2016