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Study Links Drug Maker Gifts for Doctors to More Overdose Deaths

WASHINGTON — A new study offers some of the strongest evidence yet of the connection between the marketing of opioids to doctors and the nation’s addiction epidemic. It found that counties where opioid manufacturers offered a large number of gifts and payments to doctors had more overdose deaths involving the drugs than counties where direct-to-physician… Read More »

FDA gifts Alexion quick OK for Soliris follow-up Ultomiris

Alexion was expecting a decision on its Soliris successor by February, but thanks to a quick review from U.S. regulators, it’s made its way onto 2018’s list of new drug approvals. The agency green-lighted the drug, Ultomiris, last week as a treatment for rare and life-threatening blood disease paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. The new and improved… Read More »

Beware of gifts that risk family cyber security

Half of all parents have been checking their children’s Christmas wishlists carefully before stuffing stockings with internet-connected toys, according to leading cyber security firm, Norton by Symantec. Australian parents either plan to buy their children connected gifts such as tablets (25 per cent), mobile phones (24 per cent), laptops (20 per cent) or gaming consoles… Read More »