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The U.S. has spent over a trillion dollars fighting war on

June 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the war on drugs. Since 1971, America has spent over a trillion dollars enforcing its drug policy, according to research from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Regeneron says its Covid drug could be less effective

(6 days ago) Regeneron Pharmaceuticals ’ Covid-19 antibody cocktail, and similar drugs, could be less effective against the omicron coronavirus variant, the company said on Tuesday. The drugmaker said

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Covid news: FDA panel narrowly endorses Merck pill

(1 days ago) The FDA's Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee voted 13 to 10 to recommend emergency authorization of molnupiravir. Molnupiravir is an oral antiviral drug designed to treat adults with mild to

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How Covid antiviral drugs from Merck and Pfizer work

(3 days ago) The FDA's Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee hasn't released a timeline for reviewing Pfizer's data yet, but plans to meet on Nov. 30 to discuss Merck's data. Once approved, the Centers for

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10 wonder drugs that changed our lives forever

(3 days ago) First introduced in 1899 by the company now known as Bayer AG, it's one of the most commonly used drugs today. In fiscal 2015, Bayer reported sales of $528 million on consumer aspirin products alone.

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Democrats reach a major deal on drug prices, spending bill

(6 days ago) The Senate's top Democrat added that the plan will grant the government power to regulate the prices of some of the most expensive drugs on the market and redesign the Medicare drug benefit so it

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Psychedelic drug boom in mental health treatment nears reality

(Just Now) Drugs long stigmatized, such as psilocybin and MDMA, are rising in profile as mental illness treatment options. Just last week, results from a phase 3 trial of MDMA combined with talk therapy for

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Pfizer CEO confident Covid treatment pill effective

(2 days ago) Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said Monday he expects the company's Covid-19 treatment pill to be effective against the omicron variant of the virus causes Covid-19. "The good news when it comes to our

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Why prescription drugs in the US cost so much

(2 days ago) Looking at wholesale data for around 27,000 prescription drugs, Hernandez and her colleagues found that, between 2008 and 2016, brand-name oral prescription drugs rose 9 percent annually, while

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Global drugs trade 'as strong as ever' as fight fails

(3 days ago) The global drugs trade is evolving faster than authorities can cope with and as it spreads to new frontiers, the consensus on how to tackle global drugs trafficking, production and use is

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Citi downgrades Merck to neutral, says drug pipeline

(9 days ago) Disappointing results for some major drugs has limited the upside for Merck's stock, according to Citi. CNBC PRO Talks: Ark Invest's Cathie Wood shares her top investment ideas heading into 2022

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America’s most expensive prescription drugs

(2 days ago) What it does: Of all the expensive drugs on this list, there's only one that has been around long enough for generics to be possible. What's strange, though, is the generic version — bexarotene

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Cramer's Investing Club: We are nibbling on this drug

(5 days ago) Cramer’s Investing Club: We are nibbling on this drug stock amid the broad market sell-off. (This article was sent first to members of the CNBC Investing Club with Jim Cramer. To get the real

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Astroworld festival stampede latest: Probes launched

(2 days ago) At least two investigations and one civil lawsuit were underway on Sunday into the deadly stampede during rap star Travis Scott's Astroworld music festival. The event killed at least eight people

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Latest version of Democrats' budget bill includes Medicare

(2 days ago) Under the latest version of congressional Democrats’ $1.75 trillion spending bill, the federal government would be permitted to negotiate the price of certain drugs with pharmaceutical companies

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How Medicare could change if Democrats' spending bill

(1 days ago) "The proposal that would probably have the most direct effect on beneficiaries is the cap on [Part D] out-of-pocket spending, particularly for people who take expensive drugs," said Tricia Neuman

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Omicron Covid variant FAQ: What to know about transmission

(2 days ago) But fellow drugmaker Regeneron said Tuesday that its monoclonal antibody cocktail, along with any other similar drugs, could be less effective against omicron than other variants. The company said

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Walmart unveils low-price analog insulin amid rising

(9 days ago) The drug will be available at its membership-based Sam’s Club in mid-July. The insulin will cost about $73 for a vial or about $86 for a package of prefilled insulin pens. The insulin is the

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How psychedelic-assisted therapy with MDMA and psilocybin

(Just Now) Psychedelic drugs are substances that alter perception and mood and affect a number of cognitive processes. The classic psychedelics include MDMA aka "ecstasy" or "molly," LSD, psilocybin or

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Biogen Alzheimer’s drug and the new battle over dementia

(3 days ago) Biogen Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm is the first new treatment for dementia approved by the FDA in decades, and it's started a war over the brain drug pipeline.

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The Painful Costs of Counterfeit Prescription Drugs

(8 days ago) The drugs often have incorrect amounts of active ingredients, if those ingredients are present at all, and are illegal in developed countries. What else do you need to know about counterfeit drugs

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FDA advisory group to review safety and efficacy of Merck

(6 days ago) Scientists say both drugs need to be taken in the early stages of the disease to be effective; in Merck's study, participants were given the drug within five days of symptom onset.

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Some weight-loss drugs seem to work better than others

(1 days ago) Patients lost varying amounts of weight on different drugs on average, and stood a better chance of losing a significant amount of weight (more than five pounds) on some drugs, according to a

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Study finds potential cause of blood clots after

(7 days ago) Alan Parker, a professor at Cardiff University's School of Medicine, said if a procedure responsible for the rare vaccine-induced blood clots was established, it may help to prevent and treat the

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Online pharmacy Ro tests $5 per month prescription program

(4 days ago) The new offerings from Ro include some of the most commonly prescribed drugs by U.S. doctors such as Metformin for managing blood sugar, and Atorvastatin, which is routinely prescribed to people

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FDA clears Moderna's and Pfizer's Covid vaccine booster

(2 days ago) The Food and Drug Administration authorized Moderna's and Pfizer's Covid booster shots for all U.S. adults Friday — two months later than the Biden administration had wanted to begin giving the

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Use your FSA or HSA funds for over-the-counter medications

(5 days ago) The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allows you to use your FSA or HSA funds to buy over-the-counter medications without a prescription, like Tylenol and other pain

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AstraZeneca antibody drug 83% effective at preventing

(8 days ago) AstraZeneca’s antibody drug over 80% effective at preventing Covid, trial shows. The data showed that patients given a single injection of the antibody treatment were 83% less likely to develop

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Bill Gates: Covid pandemic will be manageable by summer 2022

(6 days ago) Between vaccines and antiviral drugs, Gates said, the rates of severe disease and death from Covid "ought to be coming down pretty dramatically" by this upcoming summer.

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Trump's claim that malaria drug can treat coronavirus

(3 days ago) None of the drugs being discussed has been put through rigorous clinical trials to fight CV-19, which has infected more than 487,000 people worldwide in less than three months. VIDEO 5:12 05:12

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, Dec. 3

(6 days ago) FDA prepares for quick review of omicron vaccines, drugs, WSJ says. Vials and a medical syringe seen displayed in front of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States logo. FDA

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WHO: Early data show some drugs 'may have an impact' on

(5 days ago) There is "some preliminary data from non-randomized studies, observational studies, that indicate some drugs and some drug cocktails may have an impact," said Dr. Mike Ryan, a top WHO official.

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Red flags your coworker has fallen prey to addiction

(5 days ago) That can reflect the use of certain drugs. How to approach a colleague you suspect is battling addiction. Some potential warning signs of addiction could have many other causes. It is important to

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No joke: Opioid constipation drugs are serious business

(1 days ago) The new drugs work in a way that is different from traditional constipation treatments, such as Ex-Lax or prune juice. The U.S., which has less than 5 percent of the global population, consumes an

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Regeneron aims to have coronavirus drug ready for testing

(7 days ago) Regeneron is developing the therapy the same way it created a drug for Ebola, which is now under review by the FDA, and four other drugs already on the market: It uses mice genetically engineered

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Celebrities Who Abused Prescription Drugs

(8 days ago) According to DEA figures, nearly seven million Americans abused prescription drugs in 2009. However, the abuse of these medications is nothing new. Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Judy Garland

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Global supplier India curbs drug exports as coronavirus

(3 days ago) India, the world’s main supplier of generic drugs, has restricted the export of 26 pharmaceutical ingredients and the medicines made from them, including paracetamol, as the coronavirus outbreak

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Pharma's latest defense: Drugs lower health-care costs

(Just Now) So, yes, attempting to control health costs by reducing the use of prescription drugs would result in higher spending on medical services (and, importantly, could be harmful to people who need

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Medical cannabis is gaining momentum in Asia

(1 days ago) Many countries in Asia have made headlines for strict punishments for possessing, trafficking and consuming cannabis — including, notable, the ongoing bloody war on drugs in the Philippines.But

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This ex-undercover agent infiltrated Pablo Escobar’s drug

(1 days ago) There are more than $320 billion in illicit drugs sold worldwide every year, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The UNODC estimates that 30 percent to 40 percent of the

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More millennials, Gen Z are dying of opioid overdoses

(5 days ago) Most of the deaths from drug overdoses were from opioids, prescription and illicit drugs like heroin, the researchers said. Death rates from opioid use rose by an average of 4.8% annually over the

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Tesla board reportedly concerned about Elon Musk's use of

(8 days ago) Telsa board members are concerned about Elon Musk's use of Ambien and recreational drugs, according to an explosive interview with The New York Times published late Thursday.. Musk said in the

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Getting Medicare Part D right: How to pick drug plan

(1 days ago) For those who do reach the coverage gap, your 2019 share of brand-name drugs during that period will be 25 percent — which is the same share you pay before reaching the coverage limit — down

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Deaths from booze, drugs, suicide could spike 60 percent

(1 days ago) The report projects that fatalities related to drugs, booze and suicide, if recent trends hold, could spike to 1.6 million over the next decade. That would represent a 60 percent increase from the

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Medication costs fuel painful medical debt, bankruptcies

(1 days ago) Medication costs fuel painful medical debt, bankruptcies. With an array of serious health problems, James and Dolores Smith take a combined 17 prescription medications, some which cost $300 apiece

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10 companies that want to make chemotherapy easier for

(1 days ago) The patient's cancer protein traffic map is then used to digitally screen for drugs that fix the traffic jams." CancerPOP is available to the public through Brio Ventures, in Newberry, Florida.

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