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What you should know about the new opioid drug that's 10 times stronger than fentanyl

The FDA announced on Friday that it would side with its advisory panel by approving a new opioid drug, called Dsuvia, despite the country already being in the midst of an opioid crisis and critics voicing concerns about the safety of the drug. FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb defended the FDA’s decision to approve the… Read More »

Amgen cuts price of cholesterol drug by almost 60%, echoing rival's move

Biotech giant Amgen is lowering the price of its cholesterol medicine Repatha by almost 60 percent, following a similar move from its competitor, after both drugs failed to meet sales expectations. The new price of the medicine will be $ 5,850 per year, Amgen said in a statement Wednesday. That’s down from an annual price… Read More »