New prescription drugs typically sold first in US: Report

Most new prescription drugs are sold first in the U.S. before they reach other nations, but ultimately important medications are sold across most wealthy nations within about a year of first sale, according to a new RAND ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New postpartum depression drug comes with hefty price tag

A new drug to treat postpartum depression will cost nearly $16,000 for a 14-day course of treatment, a price tag that has doctors worried that some patients won't be able to afford the medication.


Q&A: The legal drug crisis in the US

Three out of four American adults say prescription drug prices are unaffordable, and nearly a third admit to not taking prescribed medications due to cost, according to a recent poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation. ...


Novartis generics unit Sandoz makes stock market debut

Swiss generic drugs group Sandoz began trading as an independent company in Zurich on Wednesday, in a stock market debut following a spin-off by parent company Novartis as it pivots toward new drug development.

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