Tag Archives: Drug

Viewpoints: The FDA Isn’t Up To The Task Of Reining In The Opioid Epidemic; The Downside Of Taking Children From Parents In Drug Treatment

Editorial writers weigh in on these and other health care topics. The Washington Post: This Is Why The Federal Government Has A Hard Time Regulating Prescription Opioids This past week, President Trump argued on national television that to end the opioid epidemic, Congress needed to fund the building of a wall at the United States’… Read More »

Thousands of women are missing out on a vital thyroid drug after 60-fold rise in price by makers

Thousands of women are missing out on a vital thyroid drug after 60-fold rise in price by makers using loophole to charge NHS £7million a month By ‘debranding’ liothyronine its makers exploited a loophole to inflate the price It increased from about £4.50 to £258 in 2016 and its use has fallen accordingly The price increase… Read More »

Senate Democrats introduce bill to allow government to block drug price rises

FILE PHOTO: Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules are arranged on a table in a photo illustration shot September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic/Illustration/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four Democratic U.S. senators introduced a bill on Thursday that would allow the government to block drug price increases that it decides are unjustified. The bill sponsored by Senators Richard… Read More »