March 27, 2019

Purdue Pharma Reaches $270 Million Settlement In Opioid Drug Lawsuit

NEWS Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of the notorious OxyContin opioid drug, has agreed to pay $270 million in order to avoid taking part in a televised trial […]
March 25, 2019

Bayer And Janssen Agree To $775 Million Settlement Over Blood Thinning Drug Lawsuits

NEWS Bayer and Janssen, the pharmaceutical companies behind the blood thinner Xarelto, have reached a $775 million settlement in 25 thousand lawsuits alleging patients were not […]
March 20, 2019

Study Finds Drugs Increase Risk Of Psychosis In Young People With ADHD

NEWS Certain drugs prescribed to teens and young adults with ADHD increase their risk of psychosis, say researchers at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School in […]
March 19, 2019

Prescription Drug Prices Are Out Of Control

NEWS In an all-too-rare example of political consensus, U.S. congressional lawmakers on both sides of the aisle appear to agree — at least in principle — that something […]
March 18, 2019

Large Clinical Trial Confirms Daily Aspirin Doesn’t Prolong Life

NEWS A large clinical trial has found that daily low-dose aspirin tablets have no effect on prolonging life in healthy, elderly people. The researchers also suggested the drug could […]
March 8, 2019

Statins Linked To Higher Diabetes Risk

NEWS People who take cholesterol-lowering statins may be at increased risk of developing high blood sugar levels, insulin resistance, and eventually type 2 diabetes, according to […]
March 7, 2019

Opioid Drug Maker Purdue Pharma Reportedly Considering Bankruptcy To Avoid Lawsuits

NEWS Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, a powerful opioid painkiller, is reportedly considering declaring bankruptcy to avoid liabilities resulting from thousands of lawsuits filed against […]
March 6, 2019

U.S. Senator Describes Big Pharma As ‘Morally Repugnant’

NEWS Executives of top pharmaceutical companies were recently grilled before a U.S. congressional panel about the nation’s skyrocketing drug prices, with one senator accusing Big Pharma […]