A federal guideline on removing patients from their opioid prescriptions was recently tempered, but not before physicians and hospital networks began aggressively removing people from their medication or sending them away entirely.
Dr. George Blatti was charged Wednesday with 54 counts related to his alleged selling of prescriptions for powerful drugs out of his makeshift office at a former Radio Shack and his car stationed at parking lots including a Dunkin' Donuts location in Long Island, New York.
Americans must wait at least 12 years for less expensive versions of a relatively new kind of drug called biologics, but Democrats don't think patients in Canada and Mexico should have to wait even 10.
Three issues have the best chances of passing before year's end as Congress tackles its to-do list while House Democrats decide whether to impeach the president.
If Democrats hope to succeed in their plan someday becoming law, they must navigate the criticism and address the concerns levied by Republicans, Trump and even some of their own members about how to address raising drug prices.
"For too long American patients have been paying exorbitantly high prices for prescription drugs that are made available to other countries at lower prices," Azar said in a statement on Wednesday.
Embracing watered-down, left-wing ideas to get something done on drug prices will not help American patients, and it certainly won't help politically in 2020.
A group of senators wants to know what the holdup is in enacting a rule to prevent prescription drug price gouging.
Cancer drugs and medications that transplant patients need are among those produced on the island, according to the FDA.
Pharmacy benefit managers arose to fulfill a need created by the Medicare Modernization Act. But now these companies are contributing to escalating drug prices, the very opposite of their original purpose.
Without laws to enforce them, the president's ideas to control drug prices will do just the opposite.
The comedian and actor was named in a lawsuit filed by Cathriona White's husband, Mark Burton.
Only 17 percent of elderly studied received the right blend of drugs for their conditions.
The government has offered a financial incentive to get GPs to cut down on their prescribing.
Drug companies are losing out in innovation because high finance prefers to fund technology.
The increase in the use of medications reflects the growing rate of chronic diseases in the country.
A third of a million deaths were avoided thanks to Medicare Part D. It needs bolstering, not cutting.