A documentary captures the desperation and frustration of Type 1 diabetes patients in a clinical trial.
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.
Climate has received most of the attention. But the Senate bill brings big changes to health care, too.
The climate change and prescription drug law has revived a set of party goals that were widely thought to be dead.
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.
The bill includes billions in tax credits for the production of renewable energy, drug-pricing reforms and a boost for the I.R.S.
Doctors who want to prescribe tecovirimat, or Tpoxx, must navigate a gantlet of bureaucratic hurdles that experts say could be quickly lifted.
Empowering Medicare to negotiate prices directly with drug makers has been a Democratic goal for 30 years, one the pharmaceutical industry has fought ferociously.
The Department of Health and Human Services delayed asking the manufacturer to process the bulk vaccine the government already owned into vials.
Despite Republican claims, the new legislation would be only a modest corporate tax increase, Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation found.
Goody bags include the biggest surprise of all: action on climate change.
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.
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.
A package of tax increases, lower drug prices and other provisions aimed at reducing the federal budget deficit could alleviate rapid price gains.
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.
The deal would end thousands of lawsuits against one of the largest producers of opioid painkillers during the height of the opioid epidemic.
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.
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.
The political fight over abortion will increasingly be a battle over the mailing of pills into Republican-run states.
Urgent questions arise about how care of pregnant women with cancer will change in states where women are unable to terminate pregnancies
Sky-high prices are only part of the problem.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
The most urgent step the federal government can take is to ensure access to medication abortion.
Plenty of us have medications that are past their expiration date. But are they still OK to use?
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.
Researchers are trying to figure out the right hour of the day to do everything. Can their studies sync us up with better health?
As experimental drugs prove ineffective against increasing dementia cases in the U.S., researchers argue that improving eyesight can have an effect.
A self-described “simple country doctor,” he won national attention in 2020 when the White House embraced his hydroxychloroquine regimen.
This popular cannabis product claims to be milder than regular marijuana. But is it legal? And is it safe?
Researchers have looked into why and how weight influences emergency contraception but have come up against several unknowns. Here’s what we know.
The consulting firm offered clients “in-depth experience in narcotics,” from poppy fields to pills more powerful than Purdue’s OxyContin.
With Roe v. Wade overturned, states banning abortion are looking to prevent the distribution of abortion medication. Brazil shows the possible consequences.
Sales of the emergency contraceptive surged after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Demand for medication abortion is surging, setting the stage for new legal battles.
Why haven’t we solved the addiction crisis?
Here’s what the evidence says about what works (and what doesn’t).
The F.D.A. is also reviewing the treatment, Albrioza, but the agency’s scientists have raised questions about its effectiveness.
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.
Congress may have a limited window to pass legislation that could curb skyrocketing drug prices.
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.”
As the number of cases outside Africa approaches 800, governments are scrambling for a limited pool of vaccines and treatments with unclear effectiveness.
Many insurance companies refuse to cover new weight loss drugs that their doctors deem medically necessary.
MDMA-assisted treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder “represents real hope for long-term healing,” health experts say.
Low-income Americans on Medicare can get assistance paying their premiums and other expenses. Several states have allowed more people to qualify.
How the country’s drug problem is changing, and why it’s growing.
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.