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Daily on Healthcare: Drug overdose death rates in cities outpace rural areas

Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what’s going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $ 1.00 an issue! DRUG OVERDOSE DEATH RATES IN CITIES OUTPACE RURAL AREAS: A government study released Friday reveals a more complicated picture of… Read More »

Trump says administration preparing an executive order on drug prices

US President Donald Trump speaks to the media prior to departing from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, July 5, 2019. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump said Friday he’s preparing an executive order declaring a “favored nations clause” for drug prices, where the U.S. will pay… Read More »

What CBD And Grapefruit Have In Common When It Comes To Drug Interactions: Risks You Should Know

Getty Interest in cannabidiol (CBD) is exploding. Now that major retailers are carrying CBD products, plus an enormous selection online, curiosity is only going up. But along with the enthusiasm, we also need healthy skepticism and caution. CBD research is still in the early stages, and marketing is predictably outpacing facts. Concerns about safety, among… Read More »

Mallinckrodt paid ‘kickbacks’ to keep drug price high, and stuck taxpayers with bill, DOJ lawsuit says

In its complaint, the government demanded a jury trial that would put front and center the actions of the company at the heart of a 97,000% drug price hike. The price of Mallinckrodt’s anti-inflammatory drug Acthar — best known for treating babies with a debilitating seizure disorder — has gone from $ 40 a vial… Read More »