Federal pharma ingredient stockpile is under construction in Virginia

Oct 19, 2021
The stockpile is a way to address shortages of some medicines. Some of the ingredients will be stored for emergency use.
Construction is underway in Petersburg, Virginia, on buildings to house a stockpile of pharmaceutical ingredients.
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Generic Viagra floods the market. Here’s how Pfizer is reacting

Jul 13, 2018
Pfizer hopes to run with its “little blue pill” as long as it can. That includes the time-honored strategy of launching its own generic.
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Trump unveils plan for cutting drug prices. Will it work?

May 11, 2018
President Donald Trump on Friday took the wraps off his long-awaited plan for cutting drug prices. In a speech, the president announced measures to increase competition and pricing transparency as ways to drive down costs, which have been spiraling. He did not put forward any plan to use the huge buying power of the federal […]

$3 billion worth of cancer drugs will be trashed this year

Mar 1, 2016
A new study from BMJ blames, in part, bad packaging.

New cholesterol drugs shed light on pricing conundrum

Dec 29, 2015
Earlier this year, the FDA approved applications from Sanofi and Amgen.

Keeping medical IV’s safe

Sep 16, 2015
'The battle is that technology moves a lot faster than the agencies do.'

The connection between the market and FDA

Aug 18, 2015
The agency is expected to rule Tuesday on what’s come to be called Viagra for women.

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Health care costs? Let's talk

Jun 17, 2015
Vets offer a price range for treatments. Can we ask our doctors for the same?

The shocking cost of wasted prescription pills

Dec 10, 2014
Nursing facilities destroy millions of extra medications. But technology could help them recycle the drugs.

Tackling poverty along with reading and arithmetic

May 10, 2012
Cincinnati's Oyler School, is not just a center for learning. It is a Community Learning Center that brings together social services and education under one roof.