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Sage's postpartum depression drug is approved. Now comes the hard part

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued its first-ever approval of a postpartum depression therapy, offering a new treatment option for the roughly one in nine women who experience this kind of disorder. The question remains, however, of how accessible that option will end up being for patients. Branded as Zulresso, the therapy supplies… Read More »

Klobuchar says Obamacare was a missed chance to tackle high drug prices

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said Friday that the Obama administration missed the chance to put Big Pharma in its place when it drafted Obamacare. “I would have liked to see this be part of the Affordable Care Act,” Klobuchar said of drug pricing measures in an appearance on CNN. “But it wasn’t, in part because… Read More »

Pfizer Japan recalls high blood pressure drug over cancer-causing impurity

FILE PHOTO – The logo of U.S. pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer Inc. is seen at a branch in Zurich, Switzerland October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo TOKYO (Reuters) – The Japanese subsidiary of Pfizer Inc is recalling a drug for high blood pressure which was found to contain a carcinogenic substance in its active ingredient valsartan,… Read More »