Drugs

Two-thirds of Americans want an independent body to oversee prescription drug pricing.

Almost 1 in 5 rural counties in the U.S. saw increases in the number of premature deaths over the past decade — even as most large urban counties saw regular improvements in their premature death rates.

America’s addiction to prescription painkillers is taking a big toll on the workplace. Is enough being done by companies to get it under control?

Over the next couple of weeks two drugs that combat a rare and fatal form of muscular dystrophy will come under review, in what could be a watershed moment for patients.

Insys Therapeutics CEO Michael Babich has stepped down, with company chairman Dr. John Kapoor taking over as CEO. The news comes as the company reported third quarter earnings on Thursday, and shortly after CNBC released an investigative piece on Wednesday on the company, which included allegations of fraud, kickbacks, and aggressive drug marketing behavior by …

Washington’s leading liberal think tank is talking about doing something to control rising drug prices, but will the next president and Congress listen? The Center for American Progress—whose founder John Podesta is now chairing Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign—on Friday called for a series of steps to address what it called “this growing crisis” of prescription …

Gilead said in its earnings report that it gave insurers steeper-than-expected discounts on its hepatitis C drugs.

The President is asking millions to fund a new medical research initiative and he met with the country’s biggest drugmakers to discuss the details of his plan.

FedEx has been indicted on 15 criminal counts for helping internet pharmacies deliver drugs to buyers in the U.S. without prescriptions.

On a busy stretch of U.S. Highway 441 in central Florida, about a mile from a Walgreen’s pharmacy and a mile and a half from the nearest CVS, sits a small storefront in a strip mall offering an alternative. “Canadian Discount,” says the bright red and yellow sign on the window. Inside, a woman wearing …