The drug may be the first to successfully attack both the brain changes and the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Further research will be needed to know if it’s truly effective.
An Arizona woman said a pharmacist denied the prescription in April. The pharmacist is no longer employed by the company, a CVS spokesman said.
A new analysis finds the price of certain drugs varies widely depending on what city they are sold in.
Summer is “trauma season,” when emergency rooms see a rise in injuries, but a drug supply crisis has doctors scrambling to find alternatives to needed medications.
Epidiolex was developed to treat two rare and devastating forms of the disease. It contains a chemical compound found in marijuana but not the one that makes people high.
The agency will embrace treatment that “does not require the patient to be totally clean at every visit,” as long as the patient shows continuing improvement.
The Trump administration is considering encouraging lowering drug costs through outcome-based contracts, but there is little evidence the approach works.
The pharmaceutical entrepreneur’s tweets and comments to reporters during his fraud trial are part of “a campaign of disruption,” prosecutors argued.
Reining in soaring drug prices seems to be an easy call. But if the government keeps cutting back on research funding, it could make matters worse.
Martin Shkreli’s lawyers have portrayed him as an eccentric out of sync with the corporate world, but an investor painted a far different picture in her testimony.