KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Much Ado About Drug Prices

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Congressional Democrats are finding it harder to actually write legislation to lower drug prices than it is to make promises about it. But the drug price provisions of the $3.5 trillion social-spending bill are critical — not only […]

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FDA Approves Comirnaty

FDA Approves Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine) to Prevent COVID-19 Individuals 16 Years and Older Comirnaty is the first COVID-19 vaccine to be granted FDA approval Approval is based on a comprehensive submission package including six-month efficacy and safety data after second dose More than 1.2 billion Pfizer-BioNTech doses have been delivered to more than 120 countries or territories around the […]

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FDA Approves Rezipres

FDA Approves Rezipres (ephedrine hydrochloride injection) for Hypotension During Anesthesia DEER PARK, Ill., June 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eton Pharmaceuticals, Inc (Nasdaq: ETON) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rezipres (ephedrine hydrochloride injection) for the treatment of clinically important hypotension occurring in the setting of anesthesia. “We are excited to see the approval […]

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This Small Canadian Drugmaker Wants to Make J&J Vaccines for Poor Nations. It Needs More Than a Patent Waiver.

Biolyse Pharma Corp., which makes a cancer medication, was gearing up to start making generic biologic drugs, made from living organisms. Then the pandemic hit. Watching the covid death toll climb, the company decided its new production lines and equipment could be converted to making vaccines for poorer countries without the means to do so. John Fulton, a consultant for […]

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Analysis: The Trump Health Care Policies That Deserve to Stick Around

President Joe Biden’s goal of providing health care for more Americans advanced this week with his signing of an economic stimulus package that includes subsidies for health insurance premiums and new incentives for states to expand Medicaid, as well as the potential confirmation of Xavier Becerra as secretary of Health and Human Services. But as the current administration works to […]

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FDA Approves Azstarys

FDA Approves Azstarys (serdexmethylphenidate and dexmethylphenidate) Capsules for the Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD CELEBRATION, Fla., March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KemPharm, Inc. (NASDAQ: KMPH), a specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of proprietary prodrugs, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application for (NDA) Azstarys™ (formerly referred to […]

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In California, Caregivers of People With Disabilities Are Being Turned Away at COVID Vaccine Sites

In California, confusion and botched communication has caused some eligible parents and family caregivers of people with disabilities to be turned away at covid vaccination sites. Oscar Madrigal is one of those caregivers. His two sons are on the autism spectrum and his youngest requires almost constant care. As the vaccination effort began, Madrigal hoped he and others like him […]

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Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) Receives FDA Approval for Pediatric Detrusor Overactivity Associated with a Neurologic Condition

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Allergan, an AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Botox® for the treatment of detrusor (bladder muscle) overactivity associated with a neurologic condition in pediatric patients 5 years of age and older who have an inadequate response to or are intolerant of anticholinergic […]

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Lexapro® (Escitalopram oxalate) Consumer Medicine Information

Lexapro® (LEX-a-pro) Escitalopram oxalate (ES-sigh-talo-pram OX-a-late) Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. This page contains answers to some common questions about Lexapro. It does not contain all the information that is known about Lexapro. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. All medicines […]

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