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Purdue to pay over $8bn to settle opioid-related criminal claims

Purdue to pay over $8bn to settle opioid-related criminal claims

Filings made by 49 states in the US allege that Purdue pushed prescription painkillers on doctors and patients while knowingly minimising the harmful side effects of the drugs. ... Purdue manufactured the prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin, which

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  • Lilly joins new Medicare scheme to reduce insulin prices Lilly joins new Medicare scheme to reduce insulin prices

    That includes recent draft guidance published by the Trump administration which would allow states in the US to import prescription drugs from Canada to try to reduce cost, although that plan ... excludes biologics such as insulin as well as intravenous

  • AbbVie/Allergan merger faces renewed public opposition despite divestments AbbVie/Allergan merger faces renewed public opposition despite divestments

    AbbVie. They also highlighted AbbVie’s use of controversial “rebate walls” around its blockbuster immunology products – including Humira and Skyrizi – which the groups say “lead to higher prescription drug prices” and ... prevents “rival

  • Lilly extends range of cut-price insulins in the US Lilly extends range of cut-price insulins in the US

    list price of the branded drugs – will be available in April, according to the company. ... Last month, the Trump administration published draft guidance which would allow states in the US to  import prescription drugs from Canada to try to reduce

  • GSK, Pfizer and Sanofi among drugmakers planning price hikes in US GSK, Pfizer and Sanofi among drugmakers planning price hikes in US

    range. The price increases come amid  intense public and political discourse over prescription drug prices in the US. ... The draft guidance would allow states in the US to import prescription drugs from Canada, as part of cost-saving efforts to combat

  • The year in review The year in review

    And earlier this year, court documents revealed that Amazon may seriously be considering working directly with health plans and employers to sell prescription drugs – a move that would effectively allow it

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  • Eliminating pharmaceutical rebates, is this déjà vu? Eliminating pharmaceutical rebates, is this déjà vu?

    Due to consolidation in the industry, most prescription drug benefits, including Medicare Part D benefits, are administered by several significant PBMs. ... It also provides more transparency to patients and other stakeholders about the actual costs of

  • BRIC markets BRIC markets

    prescription drugs is a problem,” he continued. ... Drugs that aren’t listed may maintain a higher price and the lack of access may not necessarily be a negative for them.”.

  • Drug launches to watch in 2019 Drug launches to watch in 2019

    11. Buvidal – an advance in opioid dependence treatment. Opioid addiction has surged in the US since the 1990s, when prescription drugs such as OxyContin and Vicodin became a common remedy for ... Now there is a growing need for treatments which can

  • Behaviour change – a missing ingredient? Behaviour change – a missing ingredient?

    There is plenty of evidence to show that some things are bad for us: smoking, too much sugar, alcohol and drugs, for example.So why is it that some of us ... For example, providing prescription drugs in different colours to encourage adherence, or

  • US health reforms US health reforms

    In a very real way, the cost of drugs in US - the only developed nation without some form of cost control - can affect the global marketplace. ... Several studies have shown that the United States spends considerably more per capita on prescription drugs

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