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Drug overdose deaths see first decline in decades

Drug overdose deaths declined in 2018 after years of increases, according to preliminary government data released Wednesday. “The latest provisional data on overdose deaths show that America’s united efforts to curb opioid use disorder and addiction are working,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement. “Lives are being saved, and we’re… Read More »

Judge Blocks Trump Rule Requiring Drug Companies to List Prices in TV Ads

A federal judge ruled on Monday that the Trump administration cannot force pharmaceutical companies to disclose the list price of their drugs in television ads, dealing a blow to one of the president’s most visible efforts to pressure drug companies to lower their prices. Judge Amit P. Mehta, of the United States District Court in… Read More »

Acne drug could prevent deadly heart attacks and strokes

Acne drug could prevent deadly heart attacks and strokes: Scientists accidentally discover an antibiotic that targets spots also stops arteries hardening Atherosclerosis occurs when calcium deposits accumulate in the arteries Molecules in the antibiotic minocycline block the pathway that causes deposits Giving minocycline to rats was highly effective at preventing plaque build-up By Alexandra Thompson Senior Health… Read More »