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Got Drugs? DEA's Take-Back Day Is April 30

Forbes - ‎22 hours ago‎
Tomorrow, April 30, is the 11th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. While not a celebration, this annual event does serve a useful purpose, protecting kids, the elderly and pets from accidental poisonings, and helping to protect our water ...
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Here's How Congress Is Helping Big Pharma Keep Drug Prices High

Huffington Post - ‎15 hours ago‎
If you want to know why it's so hard to fight the pharmaceutical industry and reduce spending on prescription drugs, pay close attention to a new Obama administration initiative and the reaction it's getting on Capitol Hill - even from would-be allies ...

Pharmaceutical Packaging Market to be Propelled by Advances in Anti-Counterfeiting Drug Packaging Products and ... (blog) - ‎8 hours ago‎
Packaging of pharmaceuticals guarantees product protection from numerous factors, such as sunlight, moisture and, other environmental elements.

Bulk drug park to boost pharma industry

Chandigarh Tribune - ‎13 hours ago‎
The state government was already in the process of facilitating these industries and it had accorded principal approval to two such units —- Lupin Pharma and Torrent Pharma —- to set up bulk drug units in its single window clearance agency meeting ...
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Valeant Pharmaceuticals blasted by US lawmakers over drug price hikes - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
U.S. lawmakers accused Valeant Pharmaceuticals of gouging patients to reward Wall Street investors at a hearing Wednesday focused on the embattled drugmaker's pricing tactics.

Allergic Reactions to Pharmaceutical Drugs - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Allergic reactions to drugs can occur in any part of the body and result from any drug formulation, including topical, intravenous and oral medication. In some cases, the reaction can be delayed, and the patient may not experience signs with the ...

The Complex Math Behind Spiraling Prescription Drug Prices

New York Times - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Much of the attention has focused on a handful of pharmaceutical companies that have snapped up old drugs and then aggressively raised prices, sometimes by more than 1,000 percent.
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Victoria to spend $29.5m on real-time monitoring of prescription drugs

The Guardian - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
As the contribution of pharmaceutical drugs to overdose deaths continues to rise in Victoria each year, the state budget being handed down on Wednesday will include $29.5m to implement the most comprehensive real-time prescription monitoring system in ...

EMA Approves Antimicrobial Resistance Drug

Pharmaceutical Technology Magazine (press release) (blog) - ‎16 hours ago‎
On April 29, 2016, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended granting marketing authorization for Zavicefta (ceftazidime/avibactam) for treating patients with infections caused by resistant bacteria.

Seven Pharmaceutical Regulators and NIH Collaborate to Build Drug Ingredient Database

Regulatory Focus - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Drug regulators from the US, Europe, Canada, France, Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland are attempting to build a database of substances used in medicinal products to ease the exchange of such information. The database, known as Global Ingredient ...

House Democrats Push Back On Obama Plan To Cut Drug Prices

Huffington Post - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The Medicare drugs proposal is part of a larger push by the White House to tackle prescription drug costs, which are rising rapidly even as costs in other parts of the health care system have grown more slowly in recent years.

Drug Price Debate: Can An Obscure Supreme Court Patent Case Lead To Lower Prescription Prices?

International Business Times - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
GettyImages-76008514 (1) Some have suggested that a Supreme Court case on patents could affect prescription drug prices, but legal experts say that's unlikely.

Drug price increases do more damage than pharmaceutical companies care to admit

Golden Gate Xpress - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
In the midst of nonstop election coverage and endless Beyoncé think pieces, the story of an 8.5 percent spending increase of total spending on medicines among the pharmaceutical industry over the last year slipped under the radar. The New York Times ...
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ICMR, Sun Pharma to work on new drug development

Economic Times - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
NEW DELHI: The Indian Council of Medical Research will collaborate with pharmaceutical company Sun Pharma on the development of drugs and other treatment strategies that affect the country at the same proportion as malaria, said the council's director ...

Huge bogey is made about compulsory drug licensing system: Rita Teaotia, ministry of commerce

Economic Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
We already have an industry the size of $32 billion and that is just for the pharmaceutical products. This is one segment where exports is growing at close to 10%.

Big Pharma Controlling The House: Halting Provision Which Would Control Expensive Drug Prices

Ring of Fire - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
It's a heartwarming bipartisan issue in the House as both Democrat and Republican congressional members fight to keep a corrupt pro-pharma policy in place, screwing over the average American. Both congressional Republicans and Democrats are working ...

The World's 15 Top Selling Drugs

24/7 Wall St. - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Attaining a certain drug can mean the difference between life and death for millions of Americans. These essential products also help generate billions for drug manufacturers. Pharmaceutical companies generate an estimated $300 billion in profit a year ...

National Pharmaceutical Drug Take Back Day will be Saturday, April 30

SeaTac Blog (blog) - ‎Apr 17, 2016‎
National Pharmaceutical Drug Take Back Day will be on Saturday, April 30, in the SeaTac City Hall Lobby. This event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public ...

Real-time prescription monitoring system to slash drug toll

Herald Sun - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
The new IT system will link 1900 GP clinics, 1300 pharmacies and 200 hospitals, and allow doctors, GPs and pharmacies to do on-the-spot checks before dispensing high-risk drugs such as benzodiazepines. Money will also be provided for counselling and ...

More pharmaceutical firms are taking hefty price hikes on more drugs

Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Several drug manufacturers have been increasing prices for their medicines at a rate that one Wall Street analyst found surprising.