Tag Archives: Drugs

Does competition equal lower prices? MS drugs defied cost logic as challengers swarmed in

Once only a small group of competitors, the field for multiple sclerosis (MS) therapies has exploded in recent years: By 2016, the number of approved drugs had nearly tripled in just seven years. That’s speedy growth, but something else grew faster—those drugs’ list prices. The average price of self-administered disease-modifying therapies for MS quadrupled between… Read More »

Alcohol, Drugs, and Supplements

What you put into your body matters. Our bodies are designed to take in things that fuel our energy levels and our physical and emotional health. Putting the right things into them can make us both happier and healthier. All of this is wonderful, but knowing what to ingest and when can be more difficult… Read More »

Malaria parasites that are resistant to drugs ‘spreading rapidly in South East Asia’

Malaria parasites resistant to several drugs are spreading rapidly in South East Asia, scientists have warned. A new report in The Lancet Infectious Diseases examined samples collected from patients with malaria from Cambodia, Laos, north-eastern Thailand and Vietnam, between 2007 and 2018. From 1,673 whole genome sequences, researchers found the new resistant type of parasite… Read More »