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CVS, Kaiser, and more are teaming up with UPS for drone deliveries

October 23, 2019


The United Parcel Service on Monday announced it is expanding its drone medical supply delivery project to include AmerisourceBergen, CVS Pharmacy, Kaiser Permanente, and the University of Utah health system.

State AGs announce settlement framework that could resolve thousands of opioid lawsuits

October 22, 2019


Attorneys general from four states on Monday released a framework for a $48 billion agreement with three of the United States' largest drug distributors and other pharmaceutical companies that could settle thousands of lawsuits claiming the companies fueled the opioid epidemic.

'A nightmare situation': A popular childhood cancer-fighting drug is in short supply

October 22, 2019


Vincristine, a drug used to treat the vast majority of childhood cancers, is becoming less and less available, and doctors say they might have to ration the drug if the shortage continues.

Sanofi pulls Zantac off the US market amid cancer concerns

October 22, 2019


French drugmaker Sanofi last week announced that it is recalling the common heartburn drug Zantac in the United States and Canada as a "precautionary measure," after U.S. and European health regulators linked the drug to a probable cancer-causing impurity.

Drug companies reach last-minute settlement with Ohio counties in 'bellwether' opioid lawsuit

October 21, 2019


Two Ohio counties reached a $260 million settlement with three of the largest U.S. drug distributors and a drugmaker over their alleged role in fueling the opioid epidemic, potentially averting a highly anticipated federal court case.

Investigation: 700+ physicians were paid over $1M by drugmakers, device makers

October 21, 2019


Drugmakers and medical device makers paid more than 700 physicians at least $1 million each in the past four years, according to an analysis of CMS' Open Payments database released by ProPublica last week.

FDA approves record-breaking 1,171 generic drugs in FY 2019

October 21, 2019


FDA last week announced that in fiscal year 2019, the agency approved a record high of 1,171 generic drugs.

Pelosi's Rx drug pricing bill clears initial hurdles. But will it reach the Senate?

October 18, 2019


Two House committees yesterday separately approved House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) bill that aims to reduce prescription drug prices in the United States, but they made some key changes.

Major US drug distributors, manufacturers seek to settle thousands of opioid cases for $50B

October 17, 2019


Three of the largest U.S. drug distributors and two manufacturers have reportedly reached an agreement to collectively pay nearly $50 billion in cash and addiction treatments to settle a consolidated case of thousands of lawsuits claiming the companies helped fuel the opioid epidemic, according to individuals familiar with the deal.

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