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Generic drug maker settles whistleblower case for $500 million
MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Alabama Attorney General’s office announced Tuesday that it participated with other states and the federal government in a $500-million settlement with India-based generic drug manufacturer Ranbaxy to resolve civil and criminal allegations that company for years made and
Prescription drug deaths rise for 11th consecutive year
The number of prescription drug-induced deaths rose for the 11th straight year, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis. Most of the drug deaths were accidents involving potent painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin.
Olsen twins decorate line of handbags with prescription pills
America’s love of prescription drugs sometimes manifests in bizarre, unexpected ways. In December, various fashion and entertainment media reported that diva twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen released a line of black patent-leather crocodile skin handbags studded not with precious stones
50th anniversary for Kefauver-Harris Amendment to ensure safer, more effective drugs
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Kefauver-Harris Amendment, action that required drug companies provide more thorough data on the safety and efficacy of prescription drugs before they are approved. The amendment led to the development of evidence-based drug
Bayer expects to reap billions from new blood thinner Xarelto
Bayer is banking on five of its prescription drugs to bring in more than $7 million in annual sales, including its blood thinner Xarelto (rivaroxaban), which is approved for various uses in 120 countries, including the United States. Bayer also
Senator wants stronger warnings on drugs that can harm unborn babies
Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change the safety labels on prescription medication to clearly warn women of the dangers the drugs can cause to their unborn babies.
New algorithm detects adverse reactions caused by drug combinations
A new algorithm developed by researchers to search through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) enormous and complex record of drug interaction data reveals what can happen when patients take prescription drugs in combination.
FDA considers selling Rx meds for chronic diseases available OTC
Prescription drugs for high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes may soon be available over the counter if a new proposal by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is approved. The federal agency hopes making drugs for common chronic diseases