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Study Links Drug Maker Gifts for Doctors to More Overdose Deaths

WASHINGTON — A new study offers some of the strongest evidence yet of the connection between the marketing of opioids to doctors and the nation’s addiction epidemic. It found that counties where opioid manufacturers offered a large number of gifts and payments to doctors had more overdose deaths involving the drugs than counties where direct-to-physician… Read More »

Lilly price break reverses NICE’s 'No' ruling on breast cancer drug Verzenio

Last October, England’s drug-cost watchdogs dealt Eli Lilly a blow when they decreed that the company’s CDK 4/6 inhibitor to treat breast cancer, Verzenio, wasn’t cost-effective. So Lilly dished up a new price break—and now the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is on board. The problem, initially, was that Lilly couldn’t provide evidence that Verzenio… Read More »

Trial for HIV prevention drug could DOUBLE

Trial for HIV prevention drug PrEP could DOUBLE after warnings hundreds of gay and bisexual men face being turned away from accessing the ‘game-changing’ pill Currently, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is only available on a trial in England However, NHS England has today backed calls for the PrEP trial to double in size This would allow… Read More »