Stories tagged: drug
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020
State and federal authorities sued imprisoned drug entrepreneur Martin Shkreli on Monday over business tactics that helped make him the bad-boy face of profiteering in the pharmaceuticals industry, seeking to …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020
More companies could investigate the efficacy of using the drug nalmefene (used primarily in the management of alcohol dependence) as another easy-to-use opioid overdose antidote under a deal announced Thursday …
Thu., Dec. 19, 2019
A revamped North American trade deal nearing passage in Congress gives both the White House and Democrats a chance to claim victory.
Tue., Dec. 17, 2019
The federal government is joining a legal fight against CVS Health that accuses its troubled Omnicare business of routinely filling prescriptions that had expired or run out of refills.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019
U.S. regulators on Friday approved expanded use of a fish-oil-based drug for preventing serious heart complications in high-risk patients already taking cholesterol-lowering pills.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019
At least a half-dozen companies that make or distribute opioid painkillers are under a federal investigation of their role in a nationwide addiction and overdose crisis, according to a report.
Mon., Nov. 18, 2019
Novel drugs may offer fresh ways to reduce heart risks beyond the usual medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019
The drug company Biogen Inc. says it will seek federal approval for a medicine to treat early Alzheimer’s disease.
Sat., Oct. 12, 2019
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office investigators and a SWAT team arrested 20-time convicted felon Joseph A. Gariepy, 49, Friday morning in the Bemiss neighborhood with a large amount of methamphetamine.
UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019
U.S. women will soon have another drug option designed to boost low sex drive: a shot they can give themselves in the thigh or abdomen that raises sexual interest for …
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019
U.S. regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, a $2.125 million gene therapy meant to cure a disorder that rapidly destroys a baby’s muscle control and kills most within …
UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019
The nation’s largest health insurer is expanding a program that passes rebates from drugmakers directly to the people that use their medications. Beginning next year, all new employer-sponsored health plan …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019
Eli Lilly is spending about $8 billion in cash to buy Loxo Oncology, as the drugmaker seeks to bulk up on cancer treatments that target certain gene abnormalities. Loxo Oncology’s …
Tue., Oct. 9, 2018
Candy crushed: Washington regulators crack down on marijuana sweets they say are too appealing to kids
Beginning next year, the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board is expected to impose tougher enforcement on the sale of marijuana-infused candy that has become too appealing to children. Those in …
Tue., Sept. 4, 2018
Statewide, Idaho saw a 2 percent increase in its most serious crimes in 2017.
Tue., July 24, 2018
A new treatment for pain caused by endometriosis was approved Tuesday by U.S. regulators.
Wed., July 11, 2018
A Nevada judge effectively put the execution of a two-time killer on hold Wednesday after a pharmaceutical company objected to the use of one of its drugs to put someone …
Mon., June 11, 2018
Sprout Pharmaceuticals is relaunching Addyi, the first-ever approved drug for low libido in women – and it’s slashing the drug’s price in half.
Thu., May 17, 2018
U.S. regulators Thursday approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraines.
Tue., May 15, 2018
Last week, two drug companies that jointly sell a blood-cancer drug made a rare decision: to not move forward with changes that would have effectively tripled the cost of a …
UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018
Dr. Ronny Jackson had a pattern of recklessly prescribing drugs and drunken behavior, including crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated and doling out a large supply of a prescription opioid …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017
U.S. regulators have approved a new diabetes drug that reduces blood sugar levels and also helps people lose weight.
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017
Spirulina, a blue-green algae, may have a use other than as an ingredient in “green” drinks or dietary supplements. A Seattle biotech startup hopes it could be the answer to …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017
A substance used to tranquilize elephants that is 100 times more potent than the drug that killed Prince is presenting a new and difficult challenge in the nationwide opioid epidemic.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017
A prominent Mexican journalist reported Wednesday that the sons of Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman say they were wounded in an attack they blamed on a rival drug …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017
Police in the north-central Idaho city of Lewiston seized more cash, cars and property last year under Idaho’s drug forfeiture laws.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016
Eli Lilly & Co.’s experimental Alzheimer’s treatment failed to slow the progression of the neurodegenerative disease, yet another setback to drugmakers and researchers who continue to seek a way to …
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016
It’s one of the strongest opioids in circulation, so deadly an amount smaller than a poppy seed can kill a person. Until July, when drug users in the United States …
Wed., June 1, 2016
Oregon State University will open an on-campus dorm this fall specifically designed for students recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.