Generic drug approvals soar, but patients still go without

19 November 2019 - Brand name makers’ patent action limits release of the lower-price medicines, hindering cost-control efforts. ...

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The NHS is facing shortages of lifesaving treatments, says internal document

18 November 2019 - Identifies 17 new shortages including drugs for cancer treatment. ...

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'Incredibly upsetting': breast cancer patients dealing with shortage of common drug treatment

12 November 2019 - When Tricia Smith tried to fill her prescription for tamoxifen two weeks ago, she was shocked ...

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The U.S. insulin crisis — rationing a lifesaving medication discovered in the 1920s

7 November 2019 - The members of the team that discovered insulin sold the patent to the University of Toronto for ...

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A severe shortage hits a drug used for cancer, immune disorders, epilepsy, causing canceled treatments and rationing

5 November 2019 - A severe shortage of immune globulin — a popular medicine used to treat epilepsy, cancer and ...

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Parallel distributed or parallel imported Maviret and Viekirax remain in high cost protection

28 October 2019 - TLV has reconsidered the subsidy for parallel distributed or parallel imported Maviret and Viekirax and decided ...

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FDA issues new recommendations to combat drug shortages, but can it really fix the problem?

29 October 2019 - The growing number of drug shortages plaguing the U.S. health care system is due to what ...

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Statement on FDA’s new report regarding root causes and potential solutions to drug shortages

29 October 2019 - One of the U.S. FDA’s top priorities is to ensure that Americans have access to safe ...

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A majority of locals in NSW rural towns want rules changed to allow discount chemists

27 October 2019 - A new deal with chemists is set to force the price of medicines up even though a ...

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Drugstore drones: UPS will fly CVS prescriptions to U.S. customers

22 October 2019 - United Parcel Service's new Flight Forward drone unit will soon start home prescription delivery from CVS Health. ...

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Have FDA actions to ease generic drug shortages taken effect yet?

16 October 2019 - On Wednesday, the FDA said fiscal year 2018 saw a record number of generic drug approvals. ...

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Faced with a drug shortfall, doctors scramble to treat children with cancer

14 October 2019 - A critical chemotherapy medication is in short supply, and physicians say there is no appropriate substitute. ...

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FDA bid to bolster generic competition and combat shortages isn’t working — yet

14 October 2019 - Although the FDA has maintained that additional generic approvals should promote competition and alleviate shortages, the ...

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Pay pharmacists to improve our health, not just supply medicines

10 October 2019 - When you have a medicine dispensed at your local pharmacy under the PBS, two things happen. ...

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Doctors welcome ban on repeat antibiotics

10 October 2019 - Medicos have welcomed the federal government's seriously considering a ban of automatic repeat prescriptions of antibiotics. ...

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