Suing over drug prices is unlikely to succeed

Suing over drug prices is unlikely to succeed
In a controversial maneuver, the Massachusetts attorney general is threatening to file a lawsuit against Gilead Sciences if the California drug maker doesn't lower its prices for a pair of costly hepatitis C treatments. Legal experts are calling this a …
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New cure for hepatitis C discovered by Utah researchers
MURRAY — Researchers at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray have a new cure for hepatitis C that they say is effective even for patients with advanced liver disease. The treatment — consisting of one or two pills a day for 12 weeks — has an …
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Stocks Worldwide Tumble as Credit Weakens Amid Signs of Distress
Signs of distress in financial markets accumulated amid deepening concern over the health of the global economy, with U.S. stocks sliding to a 22-month low as the cost of protecting against default by junk-rated companies soared to the highest level …
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On the Front Line in the Battle Against Heroin
Health outreach team loaded up the van with the usual supplies: condoms, clean syringes, and HIV and Hepatitis C testing kits. But on a … Not only was this area a spot for addicts to congregate, but the signs indicated that there may be people living …
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FDA expands use of BMS' hepatitis C drug
In ALLY-2, the Daklinza/sofosbuvir regimen demonstrated overall SVR12 in 97% of patients co-infected with HIV, including 100% in genotype 3, and SVR12 rates were found to be greater than 94% across all combination antiretroviral therapy regimens, BMS …
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Over 1000 test results back, no sign of Hepatitis C at McKay-Dee
In November, 2014, an employee with Hepatitis C was found to be diverting medications. That employee was identified, questioned, and terminated by the hospital. Letters were sent out to close to 5,000 patients who could have possibly been exposed.
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Local doctor shares information from statewide Zika virus conference
Kauffman said doctors will look for signs of microcephaly during routine ultrasounds. When it comes to a cure, Zika is very similar to Hepatitis C, and drugs to treat that disease are being considered to combat Zika. MORE: WHO declares global emergency …
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Gilead CEO Martin to Step Down, Will Be Replaced by COO
PSI-7977 became Sovaldi, which was approved in 2013 and offered hepatitis C patients a fast, almost certain cure for their disease without a lengthy course of side-effect heavy injections, which were until then the standard of care. Gilead combined it …
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Can't afford your medicines? There's help
… cause of the 5.3 percent increase in overall health care costs, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. High-cost specialty drugs, particularly those for cancer and hepatitis C, are the primary culprits but even generic drug …
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Hey politicians, here are 10 proposals that would actually address the opioid
TheWhite House recently added to that conversation by announcing that they are seeking over $ 1 billion in federal funds over the next couple of years to beef up drug treatment for people struggling with opioids. It's great that the country is talking …
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Natco Pharma signs agreement for manufacture and sale of hepatitis C drug
Natco Pharma has signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement with the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and Bristol-Myers Squibb to manufacture and sell generic versions of Daclatasvir, used for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. Natco Pharma, in a BSE …
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