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How the FDA Plans To Lower Your Drug Costs

The Food and Drug Administration hopes that streamlining the approval process for generic drugs will lower drug costs for millions of Americans. "The fact is that too many people can’t afford the… Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

You Might Be Getting the Wrong Dose of Your Heart Drug, New Studies Show

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Two new studies out today found that patients may not be prescribed the best possible dosages of common heart medication… Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Former Obama Justice Department official slams Sessions over drug sentencing reversal

Vanita Gupta, the former head of the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, called Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ harsh new sentencing policy “incredibly disappointing” in an interview Monday. Last week, Sessions directed all federal prosecutors to pursue “the most serious, readily provable offense,” including those that carry mandatory minimum sentences — effectively reversing course on […]

Drug lord El Chapo has his day in court, and will be back for his trial — next year

Friday morning, Joaquin Guzman Loera was taken from his solitary confinement cell in lower Manhattan and escorted by a police motorcade across the Brooklyn Bridge to the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, where heavy security signaled the impending arrival of someone important. Well before Guzman’s hearing began, reporters had already filled the courtroom’s press box and […]

On the way to colleges: 40,000 doses of opioid-blocker naloxone, the ‘Lazarus drug’

As the U.S. government and health care providers grapple with the exploding rates of opioid abuse across the country, the Clinton Foundation has expanded its partnership with Adapt Pharma, maker of Narcan nasal spray, by donating 40,000 doses of the opioid overdose reversal drug to colleges and universities throughout the United States. Narcan, a brand […]

20,000 Convictions Dropped After Massive Drug Lab Scandal

Prosecutors in seven Massachusetts districts agreed to throw out an estimated 95% of drug convictions that came from drug tests that were falsified by chemist Annie Dookhan. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Kennedy: Medicinal marijuana is a ‘Trojan horse’ for the recreational drug industry

While the nation remains divided on whether recreational marijuana should be legalized, an exclusive new Yahoo News/Marist Poll finds that 83 percent of American adults — even 81 percent of parents — believe that medicinal marijuana should be legalized. Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) says that lobbyists pushing for the legalization of medical marijuana are […]

Drug Discount Programs Can Save You Big on Generics

More than one-third of Americans use generic drug discount programs­­­­, which offer medication at low prices. Some provide hundreds of generics for just a few dollars per 30-day supply. The prog… Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Campaign heats up to make heroin-overdose reversal drug available everywhere

A vial of Naloxone, which can be used to block the potentially fatal effects of an opioid overdose, is shown at an outpatient pharmacy at the University of Washington. Jennifer Plumb, MD, was driving through downtown Salt Lake City with her son in tow when she saw a woman lying face-up on the sidewalk. Yahoo […]

U.S. seeks extradition of ex-Guatemala officials on drug charges

The United States will request the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti and a former cabinet minister on drug trafficking charges, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala said on Friday. Baldetti has been imprisoned in Guatemala since 2015 on charges of leading a network that defrauded the government of the Central American country along […]

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