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Pakistan is hit by a shortage of anti-tuberculosis drugs

Pakistan is facing a severe shortage of drugs to treat tuberculosis (TB)—most notably ethambutol and pyrazinamide which are used to treat complex cases—because the government and the pharmaceutical industry have not been able to come to an agreement over pricing.  
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over 4 years ago
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Pakistan is hit by a shortage of anti-tuberculosis drugs

Pakistan is facing a severe shortage of drugs to treat tuberculosis (TB)—most notably ethambutol and pyrazinamide which are used to treat complex cases—because the government and the pharmaceutical industry have not been able to come to an agreement over pricing.  
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over 4 years ago
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Pakistan is hit by a shortage of anti-tuberculosis drugs

Pakistan is facing a severe shortage of drugs to treat tuberculosis (TB)—most notably ethambutol and pyrazinamide which are used to treat complex cases—because the government and the pharmaceutical industry have not been able to come to an agreement over pricing.  
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over 4 years ago
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An amateur runner with hip pain and antalgic gait

A 52 year old amateur runner who had increased his running distance over a short period of time presented to clinic with a 17 week history of hip pain associated with antalgic gait. He had no other symptoms or medical history of note and was not taking any drugs. His blood tests showed low testosterone levels only, and his DEXA (dual energy x ray absorptiometry) scan was normal. Pelvic radiography was performed (fig 1 …  
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over 4 years ago
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Cancer Drugs in the US: High Prices but Low Value

Competition will not necessarily control cancer drug prices in the US, and compared with other industrialized nations, the US gets low value for its high spending.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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NICE recommends PCSK9 inhibitors for patients not responding to statins

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended the PCSK9 inhibitors alirocumab and evolocumab for patients with primary hypercholesterolaemia or mixed dyslipidaemia that is not controlled with statins, in final draft guidance based on manufacturers providing the drugs at discounted prices.  
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over 4 years ago
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Record amount of fake Viagra seized - BBC News

More unlicensed erectile dysfunction drugs were seized in the UK by the authorities last year than ever before - worth over £11m. The Victoria Derbyshire programme joined a raid to find out why they are a problem.  
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over 4 years ago
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Newer drugs for refractory and relapsed multiple myeloma are effective but costly, review finds

Several newer generation drugs used to treat relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma offer slightly improved health outcomes but would need to be substantially discounted to be cost effective, a review by an independent non-profit US institute has concluded.1  
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over 4 years ago
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Therapeutic substitution could reduce US drug spending by nearly 10%, study finds

The routine use of therapeutic substitution—where cheaper, chemically different compounds from the same therapeutic drug class are substituted for higher priced brand name drugs—could reduce US drug spending by nearly 10%, a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine has found.1  
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Newer drugs for refractory and relapsed multiple myeloma are effective but costly, review finds

Several newer generation drugs used to treat relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma offer slightly improved health outcomes but would need to be substantially discounted to be cost effective, a review by an independent non-profit US institute has concluded.1  
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over 4 years ago
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NICE recommends PCSK9 inhibitors for patients not responding to statins

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended the PCSK9 inhibitors alirocumab and evolocumab for patients with primary hypercholesterolaemia or mixed dyslipidaemia that is not controlled with statins, in final draft guidance based on manufacturers providing the drugs at discounted prices.  
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over 4 years ago
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Therapeutic substitution could reduce US drug spending by nearly 10%, study finds

The routine use of therapeutic substitution—where cheaper, chemically different compounds from the same therapeutic drug class are substituted for higher priced brand name drugs—could reduce US drug spending by nearly 10%, a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine has found.1  
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over 4 years ago
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Authors’ reply to Braillon and Bewley

Firstly, we agree with Braillon and Bewley that more is needed to support education in this area at the point of care,1 2 and our teams have been working on developing an online patient decision aid that aims to help women make decisions about drugs during pregnancy in collaboration with their providers.3 This tool is currently being evaluated, and one main advantage is that its electronic nature will enable timely updating when new evidence emerges and broad access. Because of the rapidly changing literature, with the harms and benefits of antidepressant use in pregnancy being inconsistently reported, we would also argue that printed …  
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over 4 years ago
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Paucity of data on the safety of drugs for treating depression in pregnancy

Who will “Offer all women education about mental health problems in pregnancy, treatment options, and the effect on themselves and their offspring”? Drug safety is a major problem because children and pregnant women are vulnerable populations. Data to ascertain the benefit:harm ratio or guide dosing are …  
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over 4 years ago
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Drugs for Multiple Myeloma, Melanoma Approved in Europe

The European approvals are for elotuzumab (multiple myeloma) and nivolumab in combination with ipilimumab (advanced melanoma).  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Pfizer Blocks Its Drugs From Use in Lethal Injections

Pfizer Inc has taken steps to ensure that none of its products are used in lethal injections, the largest U.S. drugmaker said on Friday.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Pfizer blocks sales of its drugs for executions

The pharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced measures to block the sale of its products for the use in capital punishment, which means that all 25 Food and Drug Administration approved makers of potential lethal injection drugs have now declared their opposition to such use.  
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over 4 years ago
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Pfizer blocks sales of its drugs for executions

The pharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced measures to block the sale of its products for the use in capital punishment, which means that all 25 Food and Drug Administration approved makers of potential lethal injection drugs have now declared their opposition to such use.  
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over 4 years ago
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Visitors are using US website to search for high prescribing doctors

The US investigative journalism website ProPublica has found that many visitors to its online database that provides information on US physicians’ prescribing practices seem to be searching for doctors who freely prescribe opioids and other widely misused drugs.  
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over 4 years ago
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'Right to Try' Bill in Senate for Terminally Ill Patients

A new bill introduced in the Senate is designed to increase access to experimental drugs for dying patients and circumvent the FDA.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago