Sen. Ron Wyden says he has "a number of concerns" about how panelists were selected and screened for an advisory panel on pain issues that includes government experts, outside academics and patient advocates.
Pfizer, the New York-based drugmaker, has announced a new executive lineup for its combined business with Dublin-based Allergan. It also announced how the new organization will be structured.
Opioid drug abuse is reaching epidemic proportions, with thousands of deaths each year along with many more lives and families ruined—just ask any healthcare expert, public health researcher, politician or law enforcement official.
Nearly 10.7 million Medicare beneficiaries have received discounts totaling over $20.8 billion on prescription drugs, an average of $1,945 per beneficiary, since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, according to new data released by HHS.
In the mid-1990s, hip-hop artists Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. engaged in a legendary feud that involved both sides of the country, the East and West coasts. Both men wound up dead.
A doctor convicted of murder for prescribing exorbitant amounts of painkillers that left three patients dead was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in prison. The doctor was accused of prescribing "crazy, outrageous amounts of medication" to patients who didn't even need the drugs.
The former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals invoked his Fifth Amendment privilege at a House Oversight Committee hearing before taking to Twitter and calling the legislators "imbeciles."
There might be another tool in the battle against high drug costs: state consumer protection laws. A potential lawsuit in Massachusetts against drugmaker Gilead over its costly hepatitis C drugs could, if successful, forge a new path for states working to combat the high costs of certain drugs.
Pfizer's fourth-quarter profit fell by half due to higher costs for production, administration and restructuring, but new revenue from an acquisition helped the world's second-biggest drugmaker beat Wall Street expectations.
A congressional review of more than 300,000 pages from Turing Pharmaceuticals and Valeant Pharmaceuticals reveals how executives planned to maximize profits while fending off negative publicity over the price hikes.
Health officials say a patient in Dallas County, Texas, has acquired the Zika virus through sex. Drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur is researching and developing a vaccine after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency over its explosive spread across the Americas.
Cardinal Health's profits increased in the second quarter thanks to market growth in its pharmaceutical segment and contributions from recent acquisitions.