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Drug Prices In TV Ads: How Transparent Are They?

By Arlene Weintraub, Next Avenue Contributor A website launched by pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly earlier this year leads with a daunting statement about the price of its diabetes drug Trulicity: “Drug prices can be confusing,” it says. That’s for sure, and thanks to a new mandate from the Trump administration, consumers could find themselves even more… Read More »

U.S. brings first criminal case against major drug distributor over opioids

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Tuesday filed its first criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives over their alleged roles in fueling the nation’s opioid epidemic by putting profits ahead of patients’ safety. FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Department of Justice building is seen ahead of the… Read More »

Cancer drug shortages result in almost no treatment changes

For the vast majority of cancer drugs experiencing shortages over a seven-year period, a new USC research study found no statistically significant effect of shortages on chemotherapy treatment. “These findings are surprising in light of the substantial media and policy attention that the cancer drug shortage problem has garnered,” said Mireille Jacobson, study coauthor and… Read More »