The Long, Long Wait for a Diabetes Cure

A documentary captures the desperation and frustration of Type 1 diabetes patients in a clinical trial.

#clinical-trials, #diabetes, #documentary-films-and-programs, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #insulin, #research, #vertex-pharmaceuticals-inc, #viacyte-inc

Medicare Recipients Could Find Drug Cost Relief in Health Bill

Starting in 2025, Medicare recipients with prescription drug coverage will not have to pay more than $2,000 annually for medications, a significant savings for some.

#diabetes, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #insulin, #law-and-legislation, #medicare, #pharmaceutical-research-and-manufacturers-of-america, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates

Overlooked Provisions

Climate has received most of the attention. But the Senate bill brings big changes to health care, too.

#drugs-pharmaceuticals, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #internal-storyline-no, #law-and-legislation, #medicare

How Democrats Salvaged a History-Making Bill

The climate change and prescription drug law has revived a set of party goals that were widely thought to be dead.

#audio-neutral-informative, #democratic-party, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #global-warming, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #politics-and-government, #senate, #taxation, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

The vote was a major victory for…

The vote was a major victory for President Biden and Democrats, who are battling to maintain their slim House and Senate majorities in November’s midterm congressional elections.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #global-warming, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #medicare, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

What’s In the Climate, Tax and Health Care Bill

The bill includes billions in tax credits for the production of renewable energy, drug-pricing reforms and a boost for the I.R.S.

#drugs-pharmaceuticals, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-revenue-service, #senate, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

What is Tpoxx? The Monkeypox Treatment Drug That’s Hard to Get

Doctors who want to prescribe tecovirimat, or Tpoxx, must navigate a gantlet of bureaucratic hurdles that experts say could be quickly lifted.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #clinical-trials, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #monkeypox, #smallpox, #stockpiling, #your-feed-science

Democrats’ Long-Sought Plan for Lowering Drug Costs Is at Hand

Empowering Medicare to negotiate prices directly with drug makers has been a Democratic goal for 30 years, one the pharmaceutical industry has fought ferociously.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #federal-budget-us, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #law-and-legislation, #medicare, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #united-states-politics-and-government

U.S. Could Have Had Many More Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine This Year

The Department of Health and Human Services delayed asking the manufacturer to process the bulk vaccine the government already owned into vials.

#bavarian-nordic-as, #becerra-xavier, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #monkeypox, #vaccination-and-immunization

Analysis Deems Biden’s Climate and Tax Bill Fiscally Responsible

Despite Republican claims, the new legislation would be only a modest corporate tax increase, Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation found.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #congressional-budget-office, #corporate-taxes, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #federal-budget-us, #global-warming, #income-tax, #inflation-economics, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #internal-revenue-service, #joint-committee-on-taxation, #law-and-legislation, #national-debt-us, #senate-committee-on-finance, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #tax-evasion, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Joe Manchin Is Throwing Joe Biden a Surprise Party

Goody bags include the biggest surprise of all: action on climate change.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #manchin-joe-iii, #midterm-elections-2022, #recession-and-depression, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Allergan Reaches Tentative $2.37 Billion Deal to Settle Opioid Suits

If finalized, the agreement, along with a companion deal reached by Teva earlier this week, would send as much as $6.6 billion to communities harmed by the opioid epidemic.

#allergan-inc, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #liability-for-products, #opioids-and-opiates, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #teva-pharmaceutical-industries-ltd, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Biden Administration Plans to Offer Updated Booster Shots in September

With reformulated shots from Pfizer and Moderna on the horizon, the F.D.A. has decided that Americans under 50 should wait to receive second boosters.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Democrats’ Plan to Fight Inflation May Lower Costs Over Time

A package of tax increases, lower drug prices and other provisions aimed at reducing the federal budget deficit could alleviate rapid price gains.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #inflation-economics, #medicare, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions

Manchin, in a Reversal, Agrees to Climate and Tax Package

The West Virginia Democrat, a holdout on his party’s domestic agenda, said the package would reduce inflation, a concern he had cited in rejecting it just weeks ago.

#drugs-pharmaceuticals, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #inflation-economics, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #senate, #taxation, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Teva Reaches Tentative $4.25 Billion Settlement Over Opioids

The deal would end thousands of lawsuits against one of the largest producers of opioid painkillers during the height of the opioid epidemic.

#allergan-inc, #attorneys-general, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #generic-brands-and-products, #new-york-state, #opioids-and-opiates, #pain-relieving-drugs, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #teva-pharmaceutical-industries-ltd, #your-feed-science

Fentanyl From the Government? A Vancouver Experiment Aims to Stop Overdoses

A city on the forefront of harm reduction has taken the concept to a new level in an effort to address the growing toxicity of street drugs.

#british-columbia-canada, #christy-sutherland, #crosstown-clinic-vancouver-british-columbia, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #fentanyl, #henry-bonnie-doctor, #heroin, #opioids-and-opiates, #portland-hotel-society, #vancouver-british-columbia

Omicron BA.5 Surge: 5 Ways to Stay Safe

The BA.5 surge is a reminder that we need to take precautions to avoid illness, slow the relentless cycle of new variants and minimize the disruption to our daily lives.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #insurance, #masks, #paxlovid-drug, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization, #viruses

The New Abortion Battleground

The political fight over abortion will increasingly be a battle over the mailing of pills into Republican-run states.

#abortion, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #internal-storyline-no, #states-us, #women-and-girls

After Roe, Pregnant Women With Cancer Diagnoses May Face Wrenching Choices

Urgent questions arise about how care of pregnant women with cancer will change in states where women are unable to terminate pregnancies

#abortion, #breast-cancer, #cancer, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

Inflation Has Unmasked the Depths of Our Affordability Crisis

Sky-high prices are only part of the problem.

#center-for-economic-and-policy-research, #democratic-party, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #liberalism-us-politics, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Build Back Better Is a Health Care Bill Now

Only two provisions in a once-sprawling social spending package have survived; they would lower prescription drug prices in Medicare and insurance premiums for millions of Americans.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #medicare, #united-states-politics-and-government

Brittney Griner Had Prescription for Drug She Brought to Russia, Lawyers Say

As the W.N.B.A. star’s drugs trial resumed, her defense team contended that she had packed a banned narcotic in her luggage because of “an oversight.”

#celebrities, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #griner-brittney, #political-prisoners, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #womens-national-basketball-assn

Manchin Pulls Plug on Climate and Tax Talks, Shrinking Domestic Plan

The West Virginia Democrat’s decision dealt a crushing blow to President Biden’s domestic agenda, effectively ruling out action on anything beyond prescription drug pricing and health care subsidies.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #federal-taxes-us, #global-warming, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #inflation-economics, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #national-debt-us, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #taxation, #united-states-politics-and-government

U.S. Tells Pharmacists Not to Withhold Pills That Can Cause Abortion

New Biden administration guidance warned that failing to dispense such drugs “may be discriminating” on the basis of sex or disability, citing other conditions that they can treat.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #discrimination, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #health-and-human-services-department, #methotrexate-drug, #mifeprex-ru-486, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

The Age of Distracti-pression

The pandemic’s true toll on mental health won’t be known for a long time, but data from the past two years indicates a rise — some of it sharp — in prescription drugs for conditions like A.D.H.D. and depression.

#antidepressants, #anxiety-and-stress, #attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #prozac-drug

What the Biden Administration Could Do Now to Protect Abortion Rights

The most urgent step the federal government can take is to ensure access to medication abortion.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #federal-trade-commission, #food-and-drug-administration, #law-and-legislation, #medicine-and-health, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #states-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Can You Use Expired Medicine?

Plenty of us have medications that are past their expiration date. But are they still OK to use?

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #newsletters, #research

Democrats Offer Plan to Cut Drug Costs, Seeking Climate and Tax Deal

The drug-pricing plan was negotiated with Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, but Democrats remain short of agreement on what else would be included in any domestic policy package.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #federal-budget-us, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #pharmaceutical-research-and-manufacturers-of-america, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Quest by Circadian Medicine to Make the Most of Our Body Clocks

Researchers are trying to figure out the right hour of the day to do everything. Can their studies sync us up with better health?

#biorhythms, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #genetics-and-heredity, #hospitals, #preventive-medicine, #sleep

Researchers: Improving Eyesight May Help Prevent Dementia

As experimental drugs prove ineffective against increasing dementia cases in the U.S., researchers argue that improving eyesight can have an effect.

#cataracts, #content-type-service, #dementia, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #eyes-and-eyesight, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #jama-neurology-journal, #lancet-the-journal, #research, #united-states

Vladimir Zelenko, 48, Dies; Promoted an Unfounded Covid Treatment

A self-described “simple country doctor,” he won national attention in 2020 when the White House embraced his hydroxychloroquine regimen.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #hydroxychloroquine-drug, #kiryas-joel-ny, #research, #trump-donald-j, #zelenko-vladimir

What Is Delta-8, and Why Is It So Popular?

This popular cannabis product claims to be milder than regular marijuana. But is it legal? And is it safe?

#anxiety-and-stress, #cannabis-foods-and-products, #content-type-service, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #hemp, #marijuana

Are Plan B and Body Weight Interconnected?

Researchers have looked into why and how weight influences emergency contraception but have come up against several unknowns. Here’s what we know.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #content-type-service, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #gynecology-and-gynecologists, #obesity, #plan-b-contraceptive, #research, #weight, #women-and-girls

Behind the Scenes, McKinsey Guided Companies at the Center of the Opioid Crisis

The consulting firm offered clients “in-depth experience in narcotics,” from poppy fields to pills more powerful than Purdue’s OxyContin.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #appalachian-region, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #consultants, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-enforcement-administration, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #endo, #food-and-drug-administration, #johnsonjohnson, #mckinseyco, #opana, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #poppies, #purdue-pharma, #united-states

When Abortion Pills Were Banned in Brazil, Women Turned to Drug Traffickers

With Roe v. Wade overturned, states banning abortion are looking to prevent the distribution of abortion medication. Brazil shows the possible consequences.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #brazil, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #telemedicine, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-healthcare

Women on Why They’re Stocking Up on the Morning-After Pill

Sales of the emergency contraceptive surged after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

#abortion, #amazon-com-inc, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #illinois, #mission-tex, #new-orleans-la, #oklahoma, #parenting, #plan-b-contraceptive, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #stockpiling, #supreme-court-us, #telemedicine, #texas, #women-and-girls

Abortion Pills Take the Spotlight as States Impose Abortion Bans

Demand for medication abortion is surging, setting the stage for new legal battles.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #becerra-xavier, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #garland-merrick-b, #states-us, #telemedicine, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

More Americans Are Dying of Drug Overdoses Than Ever Before

Why haven’t we solved the addiction crisis?

#addiction-psychology, #american-medical-assn, #anxiety-and-stress, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #education-k-12, #harckham-peter-b, #law-and-legislation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-state, #office-of-alcoholism-and-substance-abuse-service-nys, #opioids-and-opiates, #research, #substance-abuse-and-mental-health-services-administration, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states, #westchester-jewish-community-services, #youth

Can Supplements Really Help With Depression or Anxiety?

Here’s what the evidence says about what works (and what doesn’t).

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #herbs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #omega-3-fatty-acids, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists

New Experimental Therapy for A.L.S. Approved in Canada

The F.D.A. is also reviewing the treatment, Albrioza, but the agency’s scientists have raised questions about its effectiveness.

#amylyx-pharmaceuticals-inc, #amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis, #canada, #clinical-trials, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #health-canada, #united-states, #your-feed-science

Pfizer Vaccine Effective in Children Under 5, the F.D.A. Says

Outside experts will make their recommendations this week on how the agency should rule on applications from Pfizer and Moderna to vaccinate the nation’s youngest children.

#biontech-se, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization

Congress Must Rein In Skyrocketing Drug Prices

Congress may have a limited window to pass legislation that could curb skyrocketing drug prices.

#drugs-pharmaceuticals, #health-care-costs, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #innovation, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates

A Cancer Trial’s Unexpected Result: Remission in Every Patient

The study was small, and experts say it needs to be replicated. But for 18 people with colorectal cancer, the outcome led to “happy tears.”

#american-society-of-clinical-oncology, #clinical-trials, #colon-and-colorectal-cancer, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #glaxosmithkline-plc, #immunotherapy, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #research

21 Americans Infected With Monkeypox, C.D.C. Reports

As the number of cases outside Africa approaches 800, governments are scrambling for a limited pool of vaccines and treatments with unclear effectiveness.

#bavarian-nordic-as, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chimerix-inc, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #great-britain, #monkeypox, #nigeria, #smallpox, #stockpiling, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

The Doctor Prescribed an Obesity Drug. Her Insurer Called It ‘Vanity.’

Many insurance companies refuse to cover new weight loss drugs that their doctors deem medically necessary.

#chronic-condition-health, #diabetes, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #novo-nordisk-a-s, #obesity, #weight

A Balm for Psyches Scarred by War

MDMA-assisted treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder “represents real hope for long-term healing,” health experts say.

#clinical-trials, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #ecstasy-drug, #iraq-war-2003-11, #johns-hopkins-university, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mithoefer-michael, #multidisciplinary-assn-for-psychedelic-studies, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #traumatic-brain-injury, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department, #vietnam-war, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Help With Medicare Costs: What You Need to Know

Low-income Americans on Medicare can get assistance paying their premiums and other expenses. Several states have allowed more people to qualify.

#age-chronological, #content-type-service, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #extra-help, #federal-aid-us, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #income, #medicare, #medicare-savings-program, #personal-finances, #poverty, #retirement

A New Kind of Drug

How the country’s drug problem is changing, and why it’s growing.

#addiction-psychology, #crime-and-criminals, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #internal-storyline-no, #smuggling

Seeking Pills, Young People Head to Social Media, With Deadly Results

The soaring drug fatalities in the U.S. are being fueled partly by fentanyl-tainted pills bought by teenagers and young adults on Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok and other social media apps.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-enforcement-administration, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #fentanyl, #meta-platforms-inc, #mobile-applications, #opioids-and-opiates, #snap-inc, #social-media, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science