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Drugmakers Call Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug Study Positive

July 7, 2018 |

Biogen and Japan’s Eisai said they had positive results from a midstage study of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug, though experts said it was too soon to say the drug marks a real advance.
WSJ.com: US Business

Amazon jumps into drug business with PillPack acquisition, threatening to disrupt another industry

June 28, 2018 |

Amazon.com said Thursday it has agreed to acquire online pharmacy PillPack, confirming months of speculation that the internet retail giant would jump into the pharmacy sector and further disrupt the rapidly changing healthcare industry.

Stocks of other pharmacy chains such as Walgreens Boots Alliance…


L.A. Times – Business

Limit drug prices? Trump’s health secretary calls the idea ‘superficially appealing’

June 26, 2018 |

Senators will have an opportunity Tuesday to grill Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on President Trump’s “blueprint” for lowering drug prices. It would be nice if something substantial came out of the discussion.

But don’t hold your breath.

Trump’s blueprint, like the pirate’s code,…


L.A. Times – Business

A Big First: FDA OKs Cannabis-Based Drug

June 25, 2018 |

US health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use. The Food and Drug Administration approved the medication, called Epidiolex, to treat two…
Newser

Should people with drug addictions be forced into rehab?

June 24, 2018 |

Mandatory drug treatment programs are on the rise. But can a person truly recover when forced into treatment?
FOX News

Bangladesh Launches Deadly Drug Crackdown

June 18, 2018 |

A human rights group accuses the security forces of carrying out 149 extrajudicial killings in May in connection with the crackdown. Police acknowledge the deaths but say they occurred in clashes with drug suspects.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

EMS Staff Used ‘Date-Rape Drug’ on People at Cops’ Request

June 18, 2018 |

Ketamine, a powerful sedative used on both humans and animals, is referred to as a “date rape drug” in the Minneapolis police manual because it can alter or erase memory. It is also used to subdue suspects at the request of Minneapolis police, according to a city report. The report…
Newser

TMZ

Jackson Odell Had History of Heroin Use, But Last Drug Test Came Back Clean

June 11, 2018 |

Jackson Odell – the former teen actor and songwriter who died on Friday — had a history of heroin use, but he was clean when he last underwent a drug test … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Jackson had been at a sober…

TMZ.com

What is ‘Right to Try’? A look at the drug law Trump supports

May 25, 2018 |

President Donald Trump urged Congress to pass “Right to Try” for terminally ill patients during his State of the Union address, and on Tuesday lawmakers did just that.
FOX News

Congress Passes ‘Right-to-Try’ Drug Bill

May 23, 2018 |

A “right-to-try” bill that allows terminally ill patients to request medication that hasn’t been approved by the Food and Drug Administration has passed Congress and is expected to be signed by President Trump. The bill, which passed the Senate last August, sailed through the House Tuesday with a 250-169 vote….
Newser