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Just 2% of Patients Who Need It Get Anti-Opioid Drug Naloxone

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 — Naloxone can prevent opioid overdose deaths, but only a tiny percentage of Americans at risk are prescribed the lifesaving drug. That’s the key finding from an analysis of nationwide data on adults with private health insurance. The researchers found that while naloxone (Evzio, Narcan) prescriptions in this group rose between… Read More »

Three drug bills attempt to cap costs

The House has passed a bill to lower the price of prescription medications by allowing Medicare to negotiate prices with pharmaceutical companies, but the bill is expected to get nowhere in the Senate. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 passed by a vote of 230-192 Thursday, largely along party lines.… Read More »

Acadia Pharma’s psychosis drug proven better than placebo in dementia patients

(Reuters) – Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Wednesday dementia patients taking its drug Nuplazid were nearly three times less prone to a psychotic relapse than those on placebo. The drugmaker’s late-stage trial testing Nuplazid, stopped in September after positive results, enrolled 392 patients aged 74.5 years on average. Patients on the drug experienced a 65%… Read More »