Relyvrio: ALS drug gets FDA approval despite uncertainty about effectiveness

CNN  —  A new treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. The FDA announced approval of Relyvrio, developed by Amylyx…

What is rainbow fentanyl? Colorful pills drive new warnings about deadliest drug in the United States

CNN  —  A new wave of concern has spread across the United States over multi-colored “rainbow fentanyl” pills, powders and blocks – that look similar to candy or sidewalk chalk…

Drug overdose death rates highest among American Indian people and middle-age Black men, study shows

For people ages 15 to 34, White people had the highest rate of overdose deaths in 2018. But between 2018 and 2021, rates increased faster among other racial and ethnic…

Brittney Griner Appeals Drug Conviction in Russia, Lawyer Says

The defense team for Brittney Griner, the American basketball star sentenced to prison in Russia on drug smuggling charges, said on Monday that it had appealed the verdict as Russian…

Samples of Popular Diabetes Drug Contain Potential Carcinogen, F.D.A. Says

The Food and Drug Administration said that traces of a potential carcinogen had been found in samples of a popular diabetes drug produced by Merck, the latest instance in which…

Democrats’ Long-Sought Plan for Lowering Drug Costs Is at Hand

WASHINGTON — For decades, as prescription drug costs have soared, Democrats have battled with the pharmaceutical industry in pursuit of an elusive goal: legislation that could drive down prices by…

There’s Just One Drug to Treat Monkeypox. Good Luck Getting It.

The only drug available to treat monkeypox is so difficult to access that just a fraction of the nearly 7,000 patients in the United States have been given it. Health…

Biden administration says pharmacies can’t turn away people who have a prescription for a drug that may end a pregnancy

The US Health and Human Services Department Office for Civil Rights sent guidance to more than 60,000 pharmacies across the country with a reminder that under federal civil rights law,…

Cancer Drug Greatly Reduces Deaths in Hospitalized Covid Patients

An experimental drug initially developed to fight cancer cut the risk of death for people hospitalized with Covid by half, according to a study published on Wednesday. The drug, sabizabulin,…

Brittney Griner Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges in Russian Court

Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to drug charges in a Russian courtroom on Thursday, as the wrangling over the American basketball star’s fate shifted increasingly to the diplomatic arena — a…