Medicare Begins to Rein In Drug Costs for Older Americans

The third major change: When prices for drugs covered under Part D, and some under Part B, increase faster than the inflation rate, the law now requires drug manufacturers to…

Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab receives accelerated FDA approval amid safety concerns

CNN  —  The US Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval Friday for the Alzheimer’s disease drug lecanemab, one of the first experimental dementia drugs to appear to slow the…

Animal Sedative Mixed With Fentanyl Brings Fresh Horror to US Drug Zones

PHILADELPHIA — Over a matter of weeks, Tracey McCann watched in horror as the bruises she was accustomed to getting from injecting fentanyl began hardening into an armor of crusty,…

Tranq Dope: Animal Sedative Mixed With Fentanyl Brings Fresh Horror to U.S. Drug Zones

PHILADELPHIA — Over a matter of weeks, Tracey McCann watched in horror as the bruises she was accustomed to getting from injecting fentanyl began hardening into an armor of crusty,…

Report shares new details about death possibly linked to experimental Alzheimer’s drug

CNN  —  The death of a participant in a clinical trial of an antibody treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, which is now under consideration by the US Food and Drug Administration,…

Lecanemab: FDA decision on experimental Alzheimer’s drug expected this week

CNN  —  The US Food and Drug Administration could decide this week whether to grant accelerated approval to the experimental dementia drug lecanemab, according to Eisai and Biogen, the companies…

Congressional Investigation into Alzheimer’s Drug Aduhelm Faults the F.D.A. and Biogen

The F.D.A.’s own internal inquiry said there was “no evidence” its interactions with Biogen were “anything but appropriate,” given the data’s complexity and the importance of Alzheimer’s, but it issued…

Covid-19 and drug overdoses drive US life expectancy to lowest level in 25 years, CDC reports

CNN  —  Life expectancy in the United States dropped for the second consecutive year in 2021, falling to the lowest it has been since 1996, according to final mortality data…

They Created a Drug for Susannah. What About Millions of Other Patients?

Susannah Rosen, 8, spent much of her childhood in hospitals in New York City as doctors documented the gradual loss of her ability to stand, walk and see. But on…

Drug overdose deaths slowing in the US after reaching record levels during the Covid-19 pandemic

CNN  —  Drug overdose deaths in the United States have slowed in recent months after reaching record levels earlier this year. New data published Wednesday by the US Centers for…