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US Drug Overdose Deaths Down For First Time In 30 Years

The number of US deaths from drug overdoses fell last year by more than 5%. While the number is perhaps modest, it's the first time the figure has .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 18th, 2019

We"re about to get more information on the first positive Alzheimer"s trial in years — here"s what you need to know (BIIB)

In July, drugmakers Biogen and Eisai announced positive results to its experimental Alzheimer's drug, known as BAN2401. It was the first time in years that the pha.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 25th, 2018

Demi Lovato vows to "keep fighting" addiction in first post since a suspected overdose

Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS Pop star Demi Lovato has spoken out for the first time since a suspected drug overdose last month.  Lovato wrote on Instagram that addiction is not something "that disappears or fades with time.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 5th, 2018

A Kentucky physician who "became a drug dealer with a medical license" has been found responsible for the deaths of 2 of his patients

Former Kentucky physician Roy Reynolds, 69, was convicted on 15 charges of illegally prescribing controlled substances.  He was sentenced to four years and t.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 13th, 2018

Fentanyl use drove drug overdose deaths to a record high in 2017, CDC estimates

Synthetic opiates including fentanyl drove most of the increase, but there are signs that deaths may have peaked......»»

Category: topSource: washpostAug 15th, 2018

Brainstorm Health: Elephant Gene and Cancer, Drug Overdose Deaths, Glaxo HIV Injection

Brainstorm Health Daily: August 15, 201.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneAug 15th, 2018

U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Rose to a Record 72,000 Last Year, CDC Says

Drug overdoses are now a leading cause of American death. The latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates on U.S. drug overdoses are grim: A record 71,.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneAug 15th, 2018

​Bleak new estimates in drug epidemic: A record 72,000 overdose deaths in 2017

Analysts pointed to two major reasons for the increase: A growing number of Americans are using opioids, and drugs are becoming more deadly......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 16th, 2018

Death Of A Nation: Drug Overdose Deaths Jump To Record 72,000 Last Year

Death Of A Nation: Drug Overdose Deaths Jump To Record 72,000 Last Year.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 17th, 2018

Weight-loss drug Belviq seems safe for heart, study finds

For the first time, a drug has been shown to help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without raising their risk for heart problems — a safety milestone that may encourage wider use to help curb the obesity epidemic......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 26th, 2018

Weight-loss drug Belviq seems safe for heart, study finds

For the first time, a drug has been shown to help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without raising their risk for heart problems — a safety milestone that may encourage wider use to help curb the obesity epidemic......»»

Category: topSource: washpostAug 26th, 2018

Weight-loss drug Belviq not linked to heart problems, finds study - The Guardian

The GuardianWeight-loss drug Belviq not linked to heart problems, finds studyThe GuardianFor the first time, a drug has been shown to help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without r.....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 26th, 2018

Juno Therapeutics and investors reach settlement related to fatal drug trial

The $24 million mediated settlement stems from a string of patient deaths that nearly derailed Seattle's star biotech startup two years ago......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 2nd, 2018

Opioid Crisis Emerges As Top Campaign Theme For Midterms 

The opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug overdose crisis in US history - on track to kill more people over the next ten years than currently live in entire cities like Baltimore or Miami. More people died last year from drug overdoses th.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeSep 20th, 2018

U.S. Has Twice the Overdose Death Rate of Other Wealthy Nations, New Study Finds

In the U.S. in 2015, drug overdoses accounted for 35 deaths in 100,000 men and 20 deaths in every 100,000 women. The United States has mor.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneNov 13th, 2018

After a record number of U.S. deaths in 2017, the opioid epidemic may be receding

Provisional overdose data from the CDC suggest that the drug overdose epidemic has plateaued and may even be on the wane......»»

Category: topSource: washpostNov 30th, 2018

"We Are Losing Too Many Americans": Drug Overdose Deaths Spike, Life-Expectancy Tumbles

American drug overdose deaths surged above 70,000 in 2017, a 10% jump to a new record as life expectancy across the country plunged for the sec.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeDec 2nd, 2018

This $1 Strip Might Curb The Opioid Crisis 

More than 700,000 Americans died from drug overdoses from 1999 to 2017, about 10% of them in 2017 alone. In total, there were a staggering 70,237 drug overdose deaths last year. Opioids were involved in 67.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 1st, 2019

Fentanyl Bust at U.S.-Mexico Border Is the Biggest Ever, Customs Officials Say

Fentanyl is responsible for half of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJan 31st, 2019

FDA approves local biotech"s first rare-cancer drug

The FDA has approved the first-ever commercial cancer treatment from Cambridge biotech Epizyme Inc. Just a few years ago, Epizyme had given up on its potential cancer treatment and sold it to a Japanese drug company. On Thursday, the FDA approved the .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournals12 hr. 42 min. ago

Five Things for Wednesday, including Intel changes and a Senate candidate

Good morning. Time for Wednesday's Five Things. Intel's board leadership is changing. Andy Bryant is stepping down after seven years as the board's chairman, and board members elected Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak as his replacement on Jan. 15 along.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 22nd, 2020