US doctors forced to ration as cancer drug shortages hit nationwide

Toni Dezomits during chemotherapy

Toni Dezomits had to change her ovarian cancer treatment plan due to a shortage of chemotherapy drugs Toni Dezomits, a 55-year-old retired law enforcement officer, is battling a recurrence of her stage 4 ovarian cancer. She had already undergone several rounds of chemotherapy when her doctor told her he had more bad news. Just a … Read more

Obesity Drug Stocks: Time to Buy Manufacturers of Ozempic, Mounjaro, Others?

Obesity Drug Stocks: Time to Buy Manufacturers of Ozempic, Mounjaro, Others?

The demand for drug therapies for obesity is on the rise. New drugs with efficacy rivaling bariatric surgery, with only minor tolerability issues, have replaced older drugs burdened with significant cardiovascular side effects and mediocre efficacy. The approval of Novo Nordisks’ NVO GLP-1 agonist Wegovy in 2021 led to increased demand for the active ingredient … Read more

Merck sues law that allows Medicare to negotiate with drug makers

Merck sues law that allows Medicare to negotiate with drug makers

Pharmaceutical company Merck sued the government Tuesday over a federal law that allows Medicare to negotiate prices directly with drug makers for the first time. The Merck lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, is the drug industry’s most significant move yet to thwart a major health care policy change, which takes effect in 2026. … Read more

Legislature must regulate the role of drug benefit managers in our health care – The Boston Globe

Legislature must regulate the role of drug benefit managers in our health care - The Boston Globe

College students who came of age during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade acknowledge two very important things: first, access to high-quality health care is not something to be taken for granted, and second, geography matters. Unfortunately, these are lessons I learned from early childhood, when I developed … Read more

Merck sues Biden administration over Medicare drug pricing talks

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Merck is suing the Department of Health and Human Services over Medicare’s new powers to reduce drug prices under the Inflation Reduction Act. In a scathing complaint filed in federal district court, Merck criticized the negotiation process as a “false” and “amounting to extortion.” Merck has asked the US District Court for the District of … Read more

Lawyers to apply for Harry’s visa application to see drug-taking answers

Lawyers to apply for Harry's visa application to see drug-taking answers

Lawyers will challenge the US government today in a Washington DC federal courtroom over its decision not to disclose why Prince Harry was allowed into the country despite an admission of illegal drug use. The Heritage Foundation, a conservative political research group, has filed a lawsuit against the Department for Homeland Security (DHS) in an … Read more

‘Groundbreaking’ lung cancer drug cuts risk of death in half, says ‘exciting’ study.

One study found that a lung cancer drug halves the risk of death

ALUNGcancerdrug available on the NHS halves the risk of death, according to a study. Scientists say exciting study results show osimertinib will increase survival of thousands of British patients. 2 One study found that a lung cancer drug halves the risk of deathCredit: Getty 2 Osimertinib, sold under the name Tagrisso, is already available on … Read more

AstraZeneca’s new UK lung cancer drug hailed as a ‘game changer’

A British drug

AstraZeneca’s new UK lung cancer drug is hailed as a ‘game changer’ that can HALF the risk of death By Kate Pickles Updated: 5:43 PM EDT, June 4, 2023 Research has shown that a ‘breakthrough’ British drug can halve the risk of dying from lung cancer. The groundbreaking study found that patients who received osimertinib … Read more

Adderall: drug treatment for ADHD

Adderall: drug treatment for ADHD

In the drug treatment of ADHD, Adderall stands out as a highly effective stimulant drug. Discover its benefits and contraindications. Written and verified by the psychologist Elena Sanz. Last update: 03 June 2023 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) makes it difficult for the sufferer to organize and control their impulses. It also leads them to … Read more

Weight-loss drugs like Ozempic may help curb addictive behaviors, but drug makers aren’t running trials to find out – KESQ

Weight-loss drugs like Ozempic may help curb addictive behaviors, but drug makers aren't running trials to find out - KESQ

Cnn By Meg Tirrell, CNN (CNN) — Cheri Ferguson traded her vape pen for an Ozempic pen. One day seven weeks ago, I thought, are you doing something about your weight; leave your vape at home, Ferguson said. He hasn’t taken it back since, he says. Ferguson is one of many people taking Ozempic and … Read more