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As someone who has high cholesterol — including high triglycerides — and who also takes a statin medication, a news…
Are New Drugs Real Advances for Patients?
64 out of 92 new drugs recently examined in a medical journal were no better — or worse! — than…
While many drugs are being approved more rapidly, are they much of an improvement over existing medications? What are the…
A stroll around the exhibit area of the American Psychiatric Association Conference demonstrates how pharma marketing can influence the prescribing…
Finding a drug that stops the progression of Alzheimer’s disease has remained elusive to drugmakers. Does new FDA guidance help…
Warning: Drug Ads May Cause Confusion
Would allowing pharmaceutical companies to include fewer risks in television and print ads be good for consumers? Members of the…
Quick Hits: Abuse-Deterrent Opioids Don’t Deter, Antidepressants Can Increase Head Injuries in Seniors & More
Other methods to lower cholesterol may be just as effective as statins in also reducing cardiovascular events. Researchers recently analyzed…
Quick Hits: Opioid Prescribing Declining, Big Pharma Showers Doctors With Billions & More
Although the number of opioids prescribed per capita has been declining since 2012, the amount prescribed in 2015 was 3…
Quick Hits: Payments from Drug Industry to Docs, Sleeping Pills Boost Fracture Risk & More
About half of US doctors have received payments of some type from pharmaceutical and/or medical device companies amounting to $2.4…
The pharma industry is pushing back on efforts by the FDA to restrain off-label promotion of drugs. Public health would…
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