FDA Rejects Antidepressant as COVID Treatment

Request for approval submitted by University of Minnesota professor. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a document last week that declined the emergency use authorization of the…

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Justice Department Files Charges in Opioid Crisis

Dozen medical professionals allegedly fueled the problem in Appalachia.  Over a dozen defendants across eight federal districts have been charged in connection with the illegal prescription and distribution…

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White House Announces Funds to Address Opioid Crisis

Funds will support public health and safety partnerships.  The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy announced $276 million for law enforcement in areas of high-intensity drug…

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House Holds Prescription Opioid Hearing

CEO of prescription drug consulting company testifies. The House Oversight and Reform Committee conducted a hearing on Wednesday, where they questioned the CEO of the prescription drug consulting…

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FDA Approves Childhood Epilepsy Drugs

Seizure medications authorized for patients 2 years and older. On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration approved a treatment for seizures in patients two years old and above.…

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Federal Jury Finds Pharmacies Fueled Opioid Crisis

CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart chain pharmacies are found to have oversupplied pain pills. A federal jury in Ohio found that the companies that own CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart…

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New Pill “Gamechanger” Against COVID

Cuts hospitalizations and deaths in half.  Pharmaceutical company Merck says new data on Molnupiravir shows a reduced risk of hospitalization or death by up to 50 percent in clinical trials. …

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FDA Calls for Investigation into Alzheimer’s Drug

Probe comes after three members of the drug advisory board resigned in protest. On Friday, Food and Drug Administration Acting Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock called for an independent…

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Supreme Court Hears Second Day of Cases

Cases deal with drug prices and religious freedom.  As the October 2020 term of the U.S. Supreme Court got underway, the Justices heard the second day of arguments…

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President Trump Signs Drug Price Executive Order

Requires American companies to match international prices. On Sunday, President Trump continued progress toward his campaign promise of lowering drug prices in America by signing a new executive…

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