Large study finds drug Trump touted for Covid-19 is linked to greater risk of death and heart arrhythmia

Seriously ill Covid-19 patients who were treated with hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine were more likely to die or develop dangerous irregular heart rhythms, according to a large observational study published Friday in the medical journal The Lancet. CNN.com – RSS Channel … Read more…

Pelosi Concerned ‘Morbidly Obese’ Trump Taking Unproven Drug To Ward Off Coronavirus

“He’s our president, and I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists,” the House speaker said. Politics – U.S. Political News, Opinion and Analysis SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your … Read more…

Trump pushes 'warp speed' effort on coronavirus vaccine, ignoring lessons from a long-ago drug calamity

Along with everyone else in the world, President Trump wants a coronavirus vaccine now. The most optimistic time by which a coronavirus vaccine might be ready, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading infectious disease specialist on the president’s coronavirus … Read more…

California tells hospitals to consider having a lottery for sought-after Covid-19 drug

All 50 states should have received shipments of the Covid-19 drug remdesivir earlier this week, according to audio obtained by CNN of a call between federal officials and governors. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: … Read more…

Netflix Reveals Celebrities’ Wildest Drug Trips, From Anthony Bourdain to Carrie Fisher

Netflix For everyone forced by the COVID-19 pandemic into quarantine—either by themselves or with a select few loved ones—Netflix has become a vital means of (temporary) escape from reality. As if to enhance that role, the streaming service has now … Read more…

Novartis To Begin Phase III Clinical Trial of Autoimmune Disease Drug in COVID-19 Patients with …

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Police Are Chopping Down Marijuana Plants to Stop Drug Trafficking in Paraguay | VICE on SHOWTIME

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Heartburn drug trial shows ‘reasonable confidence’ famotidine could help treat coronavirus, hospital CEO says

Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling said it’s too early to say definitively whether or not it works, but “our scientists have a reasonable confidence in this trial that it may make a difference.” Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click … Read more…

In Vitro Confirmation of COVID-19 Drug Candidates Done Using AI-based Screening Technology

SOM Biotech (Barcelona, Spain) has announced the in vitro validation of three drug candidates as new therapies for the treatment… COVID-19 | HospiMedica International SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up … Read more…

Investors should be cautious on the potential for Gilead’s drug Remdesivir, analysts says

Remdesivir was one of the first medicines identified as a contender to treat Covid-19 given it showed promise in the past in treating SARS and MERS. International: Top News And Analysis SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free … Read more…

Pharmacists quietly panicking over looming respiratory drug shortage

As face masks, hand sanitizers and rubber gloves fly off store shelves, pharmacists are quietly fretting over a looming shortage of vital prescription medications. On Thursday pharmaceutical manufacturer AmeriSource Bergen sent to its pharmacists a list of respiratory medications that … Read more…

Coronavirus live updates: Trade advisor Navarro says White House is ‘moving at Trump time’ on a drug

China’s National Health Commission reported an additional 143 deaths nationwide, as well as 2,641 new confirmed cases as of Feb. 14. International: Top News And Analysis SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

Why are drug prices so high? Investigating the outdated US patent system | Priti Krishtel

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Rapper Juice WRLD died of accidental drug overdose: Medical examiner

Rapper Juice WRLD died of an accidental drug overdose, the Chicago Cook County medical examiner’s office announced on Wednesday. ABC News: Top Stories SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high … Read more…

Rapper Juice WRLD Died of Accidental Drug Overdose, Coroner Rules

(CHICAGO) — Rapper Juice WRLD died of an accidental overdose of oxycodone and codeine, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said Wednesday. The medical examiner’s announcement several weeks after the 21-year-old rapper, whose given name was Jarad Anthony Higgins, went … Read more…

Brandon Judd: Mexican drug cartel members ARE terrorists — Trump’s action will help defeat them

President Trump’s decision to officially designate the Mexican cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) is not only technically accurate, it is vital to end the carnage on both sides of our southern border.  FOX News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today … Read more…

Karuna Therapeutics ‘cautiously optimistic’ about schizophrenia drug results in next trial: CEO

"We're cautiously optimistic given the robustness of the clinical data that we reported this week," Karuna Therapeutics CEO Dr. Steve Paul says. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

Biden says marijuana may be a ‘gateway drug.’ Like most of his generation, he’s not ready to legalize it.

Unlike many other Democratic presidential candidates, Biden has said he would only decriminalize the drug — but not legalize it. Politics SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off … Read more…

Cameron Douglas on the profound impact his severe drug use had on his family | Nightline

Nightline BEST DEAL UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over … Read more…

Key House committee passes Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s sweeping drug pricing bill

Republican members on the committee expressed concerns with the legislation, particularly that it would discourage innovation for new medicines in the pharmaceutical industry. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

Trump says Pelosi’s promise to work with him on drug price plan is ‘camouflage’ for impeachment

Trump is accusing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of trying to distract voters from the Democratic impeachment inquiry with promises to work with the White House on lowering drug prices and trade. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click … Read more…

Humana CEO: Competition and innovation lower drug prices better than just putting a cap on them

"I really want to encourage competition because I think competition creates innovation, and when you create innovation everyone wins," Humana CEO Bruce Broussard says. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

Sen Grassley Seeks Surprise Checking Of Drug Making Units In India, China

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has urged the US Government to carry out surprise inspections of prescription drug manufacturing facilities in foreign countries, especially in India and China, where the majority of active pharmaceutical ingredients bound for the U.S. … Read more…

Viewpoints: There’s No Silver Bullet On Drug Prices, But Senate’s Bipartisan Efforts Are A Start; Big Tobacco Has Found Willing Accomplice In FDA Chief

Editorial and opinion writers delve into health topics ranging from drug prices to burnout in medicine, medical debt, suicide and more. Kaiser Health News BEST DEAL UPDATE:

7.18.19 Microchip implants are here ; Lawsuit over deceptive hotel fees; Discount prescription drug tool

The Swedes are getting microchip implants to pay for things; Marriott has been sued over astronomically high and deceptive resort fees; Check out this prescription drug tool that could save you money Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices … Read more…

Bobby Brown Slams Chris Rock’s ‘Tasteless’ Joke About Whitney’s Drug Use

Bobby Brown was not amused when Chris Rock made time over the weekend to post a tasteless joke about Whitney Houston’s drug use. Rock shared a meme on social media of the late singer looking anything but enthusiastic about giving an interview. The image read: … Read more…

Brainstorm Health: Brain Stimulation, GSK HIV Drug, Telemedicine and Antibiotics

Happy Monday, readers–I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Alzheimer’s and dementia researchers have had to endure a cascade of heartbreaking drug development failures in recent years. Traditional pharmaceutical treatments based on the “beta amyloid” theory have failed… and failed… … Read more…

Silicon Valley techies are turning to a cheap diabetes drug to help them live longer

Doctors feel that taking metformin is mostly safe, but cautioned about the lack of clinical studies. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! … Read more…

UnitedHealth gives drug discounts directly to consumers in move beyond Trump crackdown

UnitedHealth says all of its new employer-sponsored plans in 2020 will pass discounts paid to so-called pharmacy benefits managers to consumers at the drug store. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

Drug pricing showdown: Pharma CEOs set to testify before Congress on Capitol Hill Tuesday

The congressional hearing sets up a potentially hostile showdown between Washington and drugmakers, who face the threat of legislative action after years of setting drug prices in the U.S. without serious repercussions. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to … Read more…

Winners And Losers Under Bold Trump Plan To Slash Drug Rebate Deals

Few consumers have heard of the secret, business-to-business payments that the Trump administration wants to ban in an attempt to control drug costs. But the administration’s plan for drug rebates, announced Thursday, would end the pharmaceutical business as usual, shift … Read more…

Trump administration proposes rules for Medicare plans as it seeks to lower drug prices

HHS Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement that the goal would be to create a system that prioritizes savings for patients. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up … Read more…

Risky decisions: Excessive social media use is comparable to drug addiction

Bad decision-making is a trait oftentimes associated with drug addicts and pathological gamblers, but what about people who excessively use social media? New research shows a connection between social media use and impaired risky decision-making, which is commonly deficient in … Read more…

New season of ‘Narcos’ shifts to ‘80s-era Mexican drug cartels

TV producers and writers love their drug cartels, as the Emmy-strewn legacy of “Breaking Bad” and its pale imitators testify. There’s lots of sweaty, roll-around-in-prop-vomit acting, lots more violence than network television will allow and the satisfaction of doing something … Read more…

House Democrats, now in power, will steer health policy, attack drug prices

Democrats will control the House and its powerful health committees for first time since passing Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act. ABC News: Health SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high … Read more…

Trump Adds A Global Pricing Plan To Wide Attack On Drug Prices, But Doubts Persist

President Donald Trump’s new pledge to crack down on “the global freeloading” in prescription drugs had a sense of déjà vu. Five months ago, Trump unveiled a blueprint to address prohibitive drug prices, and his administration has been feverishly rolling … Read more…

10.24.18 Where to buy toys for Christmas; Mobile check deposit rules; Prescription drug price disclosure

With Toys R Us having gone bankrupt, Clark discusses how to approach toy shopping for Christmas; Mobile check depositing is a gift from above. But some folks are abusing this gift and new rules about how you can deposit mobile … Read more…

‘To some, Maddie was just a junkie’: Obituary gives new take on drug addiction

Madelyn Linsenmeir, 30, died after years of battling drug addiction. ABC News: Health SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. … Read more…

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Southern California Drop-Off Locations

Location Event Time Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center 4760 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 Drop-off site located curbside 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center 6041 Cadillac Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034 Drop-off … Read more…

Trump administration may soon require drugmakers to advertise drug prices, report says

The proposal is slated to be introduced next week, Politico reported, citing four people with knowledge of the plan. It's a key piece of President Donald Trump's blueprint to lower drug prices, which the administration unveiled in May.  Health and … Read more…