[khn_slabs slabs=”920021″] Check out the similar language used by senators as well as industry CEOs to defend or attack drug prices, industry views and patients’ hardships paying for drugs. That was then: “ It would appear from the great number of letters which the subcommittee has received that many of our citizens are experiencing difficulty […]Continue Reading ...
Kenneth Frazier, CEO of pharma giant Merck, is set to face senators Tuesday who say drug costs are “sky-high” and “out of control.” But Frazier doesn’t need new talking points. Sixty years ago, a different panel of senators grilled a different Merck boss about the same problem. To a striking degree, the subjects likely to […]Continue Reading ...
In a growing number of states, patients who get opioids for serious pain may leave their doctors’ offices with a second prescription — for naloxone, a drug that can save their lives if they overdose on the powerful painkillers. New state laws and regulations in California, Virginia, Arizona, Ohio, Washington, Vermont and Rhode Island require […]Continue Reading ...
The University of Dundee Drug Discovery Unit has announced a partnership with Takeda, Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company, to develop possible new therapeutic treatments for tau pathology, an underlying feature in several forms of neurodegeneration, including Alzheimer’s disease. Tau pathology occurs when the normal cellular protein, tau, misfolds and forms insoluble fibrils. It is found in […]Continue Reading ...
Examples of T-score brain activity maps used for predicting compounds’ neuropharmacology. Credit: City University of Hong Kong Developing a new drug often takes years and costs hundreds of millions of dollars. A shortcut has now been reported in a study led by City University of Hong Kong (CityU), which can potentially reduce the time and […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Extracting relevant information from the scientific literature about side effects and adverse drug reactions to pharmaceutical products is an important part of data mining in this area. Writing in the International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics, a team from China has developed a new search strategy that offers the optimal […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 — Physicians treating certain cancers who consistently receive payments from a cancer drug’s manufacturer are more likely to prescribe that drug instead of other treatments, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in The Oncologist. Aaron P. Mitchell, M.D., from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and […]Continue Reading ...
SAN DIEGO – February 11, 2019 – Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, a company developing first-in-class products for life-threatening infections, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Orphan Product Development has granted orphan drug designation to APX001, the company’s lead drug candidate, for treatment of cryptococcosis. Orphan drug designation qualifies APX001 for seven […]Continue Reading ...
In the most comprehensive international comparison of its kind, a USC study found that the United States has the highest drug overdose death rates among a set of high-income countries. Drug overdose mortality has reached unprecedented levels in the United States, more than tripling over the past two decades. But is this a uniquely American […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists from DTU have discovered that a combination of two common antibiotics can eliminate multi-drug resistant E. coli causing urinary tract infections; this combination treatment could become an effective measure against antibiotic resistance A group of scientists in Denmark is trying to get one step ahead in the battle against antibiotic resistance. Today, many disease-causing […]Continue Reading ...
A clinical trial at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and other centers found that patients responded to a new “smart drug” for women with an aggressive form of breast cancer.Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain People sometimes suffer toxic side effects from drugs that help many others. Yale scientists have identified a surprising explanation—the gut microbiome. The research, published Feb. 8 in the journal Science, describes how bacteria in the gut can transform three drugs into harmful compounds. “If we can understand the microbiome’s contributions to […]Continue Reading ...
Feb 14 2019 Previous FDA Approval Could Fast-Track Much Needed Treatment An antidepressant drug used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder could save people from deadly sepsis, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests. Researchers Dorian Rosen (left) and Alban Gaultier, PhD, have identified an antidepressant that may also stop deadly sepsis. Sepsis […]Continue Reading ...
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Panel Backs Ketamine-like Drug for Depression An expert panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has endorsed a drug for major depressive disorder that is a close relative to the club drug ketamine, or “Special K.” […]Continue Reading ...
A combination of two drugs – one of them an immunotherapy agent – could become a new standard, first-line treatment for patients with metastatic kidney cancer, says an investigator from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, reporting results from a phase 3 clinical trial. Patients who received the immunotherapy drug avelumab plus axitinib, a targeted agent, had a […]Continue Reading ...
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