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Stiff penalties put pressure on drug distributors

In recent years, the actions of pharmaceutical drug distributors have garnered mainstream attention. As the toll of the opioid abuse continues to be felt in the U.S., manufacturers, doctors and pharmacies are starting to experience the consequences of their unsanctioned,...

source: By Dr. Abimbola Farinde
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Developing drugs to treat central nervous system (CNS) disorders on average required 20 percent more time than other drugs that won marketing approval in the U.S. from 2000 through 2017, and took 38 percent longer to win that...

source: The Pharma Letter

Essential diabetes medications are inconsistently available in low- and middle-income countries and are frequently unaffordable, according to a new analysis from a prospective global epidemiological study.

source: MedsScape

Fifty-two percent of Americans tested in 2017 misused their prescription drugs, the same rate as in 2016, but the epidemic is shifting beyond prescription opioids to encompass other drugs and dangerous drug combinations, finds a new Health Trends report released recently...

source: Pharmacy Times

The Food and Drug Administration has given the nod to Teva’s Cassipa (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual film, or applied under the tongue, for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. This action provides a new dosage...

source: Drug Store News

In its continuing effort to eliminate the abuse and misuse of prescription opioids, CVS Health has launched such programs and initiatives as increasing access to safe medication disposal sites by installing 750 safe medication disposal...

source: Drug Store News

Spending for the 10 most expensive brand name combination drugs could have been reduced by an estimated $2.7 billion between 2011 and 2016 if lower-cost generics had been prescribed, according to researchers from Brigham...

source: Pharmacy Times


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