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…

Drug Distributors Cleared of Blame for Opioids Crisis in W. Va. County

A federal judge has ruled that the nation’s three largest drug distributors cannot be held liable for the opioid epidemic in one of the most ravaged counties in the country…

When Brazil Banned Abortion Pills, Women Turned to Drug Traffickers

Women’s reliance on the black market for access to medication abortions means they may not follow best medical practice. When C., a 24-year-old teacher in Recife, bought misoprostol from a…

Credit Suisse is fined for helping a Bulgarian drug ring launder money, a court said.

Credit Suisse must pay fines and compensation of 21 million Swiss francs, or $22 million, for lax controls that allowed an employee of the bank to help a Bulgarian drug…

Trial of New Alzheimer’s Drug Reports Disappointing Results

A closely watched clinical trial of a potential Alzheimer’s drug failed to prevent or slow cognitive decline, another disappointment in the long and challenging effort to find solutions for the…

Enhertu Breast Cancer Drug Results in ‘Unheard-of’ Survival Rates

The patients had metastatic breast cancer that had been progressing despite rounds of harsh chemotherapy. But a treatment with a drug that targeted cancer cells with laserlike precision was stunningly…

The Doctor Prescribed an Obesity Drug. Her Insurer Called It ‘Vanity.’

“Access to medicines for the treatment of obesity is dismal in this country,” said Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, an obesity medicine specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.…

New York Times: Esper in new book says Trump floated launching missiles at Mexico to ‘destroy the drug labs’

“We could just shoot some Patriot missiles and take out the labs, quietly,” Trump suggested, according to the upcoming book “A Sacred Oath,” the Times reported. The former President reasoned…