Drugs Score Big Wins Against Lung, Prostate, Breast CancersDrugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even a "uni-drug" that may fight many forms of the disease.
Study: Side Effects Emerge After Approval For Many U.S. DrugsAlmost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications.
Did Landmark Laws From Congress Enable High Drug Prices?Lawmakers are venting outrage over high prescription drug costs, but if Congress is looking for culprits, it might want to look in the mirror.
Drugmaker Pfizer Decides Not To Break Up BusinessPfizer will not split into two publicly traded companies, a decision that, at least for now, ends Wall Street speculation over the drugmaker's future.
Clinton Offers Plan To Prevent "Excessive" Drug CostsFollowing the public outcry over steep increases in the price for an emergency allergy treatment, Hillary Clinton is rolling out a plan on Friday, pledging to better protect patients from such costs.
Warrant: Minnesota Doctor Saw Prince, Prescribed DrugsA Minnesota doctor saw Prince twice in the month before his death — including the day before he died — and prescribed him medication, according to contents of a search warrant.
Drugstore Chain CVS Pushes Convenience With Curbside PickupsCVS Health will spread its curbside pickup service to drugstores nationwide this year, as traditional retailers continue to hone their reputations for convenience and fight fierce competition online.
Allergan, Pfizer Call Off Proposed $160B MergerThe biggest U.S.-based drugmaker, Pfizer Inc., will stay put thanks to aggressive new Treasury Department rules that succeeded in blocking Pfizer from acquiring rival Allergan and moving to Ireland — on paper — to reduce its tax bill.
Obama To Address Nation's Growing Opioid ProblemThe Obama administration will issue a proposed rule on Tuesday that aims to increase medication-based treatment for people addicted to opioids, highly addictive drugs that include both prescription painkillers and illegal narcotics.
Pfizer, Allergan In Deal Talks To Create Drug GiantPfizer and Botox maker Allergan are discussing a potential deal that could be the biggest of 2015, a year marked by a rapid-fire pace of megadeals, particularly in health care.
Federal Prosecutors Convict 7 Of Operating North Texas 'Pill Mill'Federal prosecutors say seven people have been convicted of operating a North Texas "pill mill" that conspired to illegally distribute prescription drugs.
Express Scripts To Cover Pricey New Cholesterol TreatmentsThe nation's biggest pharmacy benefits manager decision to cover two new drugs that lower artery-clogging cholesterol has raised concern over prices that can top $14,000 a year.
Field Of Sexual Medicine Tightly Intertwined With Pharmaceutical IndustryHow do you measure sexual desire? If you're a drugmaker trying to win approval for a medication to boost female libido, it might come down to two questions on a medical questionnaire.
Lawsuit Says CVS Overcharged For DrugsCVS deliberately overcharged some customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at inflated prices, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.
Study: Insurers May Use Drug Costs To DiscriminateInsurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain plans,