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"Everything is a struggle to get drugs": how the quest for a drop in the price of drugs harms children with asthma

These two years coincided with three changes to her asthma medications, all dictated by Medicaid and United Healthcare, the care management organization in which Lacey enrolled Debarrin when she enrolled in Medicaid. The changes were not related to Debarrin's symptoms… Continue Reading →

Countries use new strategies to reduce the price of anti-HCV drugs

The introduction of direct acting antivirals (DAAs) has changed the paradigm of hepatitis C virus (HCV), with cure rates above 90%. The disadvantage is that these drugs have a high price, although profitable. Currently, 71 million people worldwide are chronically… Continue Reading →

New anti-HCV drugs reduce mortality and risk of liver cancer

Direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy appears to reduce the risk of death and liver cancer in patients with chronic hepatitis C viruses (HCV), including those with cirrhosis, new research shows. In a prospective cohort study of more than 10,000 adult patients… Continue Reading →

A committee of the House wants to know why foreign-made hypertension drugs contain carcinogens

Ken Alltucker UNITED STATES TODAY & # 39; HUI Posted at 10:55 pm EST on February 13, 2019 A two-party panel of House members wants Food and Drug Administration officials to respond to questions about drug safety following a series… Continue Reading →

Study: New drugs for hepatitis save lives

TUESDAY, February 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) – New (and Expensive) Hepatitis C medicines, such as Harvoni and Sovaldirespect their promises and significantly reduce the chances of patients liver cancer and death, a new French study finds. The news did not… Continue Reading →

MDMA users have more empathy than those who take other drugs • Good Medical

If you've ever seen someone in a club on MDMA, you will not be surprised to hear that it's linked to an increased ability to share the feelings and emotions of others. Yet, in our new study, we found that… Continue Reading →

Drugs against revolutionary depression approved by an FDA panel

An advisory panel of the US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday voted in favor of Johnson & Johnson's experimental nasal spray, which contains a compound similar to the often abused ketamine, which has almost been approved. The panel voted… Continue Reading →

New drugs for hepatitis save lives

New (and expensive) hepatitis C drugs, such as Harvoni and Sovaldi, are keeping their promise and dramatically reducing the risk of liver cancer and death in patients, a new French study says. The news did not surprise many an American… Continue Reading →

Medicare patients face rising costs of some life-saving drugs

Medicare patients with serious illnesses incur extraordinary costs for their prescription drugs, according to a recent report study by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Consider patients with hepatitis C who take Zepatier. They pay a median annual price of $ 2,622… Continue Reading →

A patient with dementia is over-treated with drugs and bruised at death, says a widow to the Australian.

SYDNEY (Good Medical) – An elderly man suffering from Parkinson's disease and suffering from dementia has received ten times more drugs and unexplained bruising when he died in an Australian long-term care facility. . An investigation by the Royal Commission… Continue Reading →

Diet drugs could stop mosquito blood sucking behavior, study finds

Scientists have discovered that female mosquitoes, which transmit microbes kill millions of people every year, lose interest in human blood if your appetite is removed with chemicals. The study, which is still in its infancy, was published in the journal… Continue Reading →

The approval of generic drugs is increasing, but hundreds are still not for sale

Aggressive pressure from the administration to approve more generics is designed to boost competition with expensive brand-name drugs and drive down prices, President Donald Trump it is noted at White House event this month. The Food and Drug Administration has… Continue Reading →

At least four CEOs of the pharmaceutical industry will testify at the Senate hearing on the price of drugs

NEW YORK (Good Medical) – Pharmaceutical manufacturers Pfizer Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi SA announced on Wednesday that their executives plan to testify at a Senate hearing on rising drug prices. Order at the end of the month. PHOTO FILE:… Continue Reading →

Make new drugs with a dose of artificial intelligence

SAN FRANCISCO – You can think of it as a Biochemical Research World Cup. Every two years, hundreds of scientists participate in a global competition. Attacking a biological puzzle, they call "the problem of protein folding", they try to predict… Continue Reading →

The digital pill could improve the adhesion to the drugs against cancer of the mouth

Oral chemotherapy has changed the paradigm of cancer treatment, passing it from hospital to outpatient. Although more convenient for the patient, compliance can sometimes be problematic. A new "digital pill" could help clinicians better monitor their patients. In a small… Continue Reading →

Exclusive: Canada's budget includes limited coverage for prescription drugs – sources

PHOTO FILE: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signs a book as he moves his cabinet after the resignation of Treasury Board President Scott Brison in Ottawa, Ontario, on January 14, 2019. Good Medical / Patrick Doyle OTTAWA / TORONTO (Good… Continue Reading →

Drugs of the mother of the dead: "Where is the indignation for us?"

Moms end up in a parking lot overlooking the little white funeral home and watch the mourners heading towards the chapel's doors – a familiar scene that begins again. Cheryl Juaire nervously pats on her steering wheel. "Are we ready?"… Continue Reading →

The FDA warns of a current shortage of drugs for the treatment of high blood pressure due to recalls

"Valsartan products are in short supply and we know that other types of products may be in the near future," said Dr. Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner, and Dr. Janet Woodcock, FDA's Director of Public Health. evaluation and research of drugs…. Continue Reading →

Digital Drugs: Internet Addiction Creates Treatment Programs in the United States

CINCINNATI (Good Medical) – At age 13, Danny Reagan has begun to show signs of what doctors typically associate with addiction. He became restless, secretive and retired from his friends. He had left baseball and scouts, and he had stopped… Continue Reading →

Benzodiazepines: The other problem of prescription drugs

The prescription of benzodiazepines during office visits has increased over the past decade; Benzodiazepines are often prescribed with opioids and other sedatives, often for conditions other than anxiety and insomnia, new research shows. Since benzodiazepines have been implicated in a… Continue Reading →

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