Tag Archives: Drug

New drug options, risk factors added to U.S. heart guidelines

(Reuters) – Updated U.S. guidelines on heart health advise more personalized assessment of risk as well as potent cholesterol-lowering drugs for people at particularly high risk of heart attack or stroke. The recommendations from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, last issued in 2013, continue to avoid target levels for “bad”… Read More »

Lured by high demand, Korean wholesaler smuggled Novo’s obesity drug Saxenda into China

Anti-obesity drug Saxenda has been one of Novo Nordisk’s key growth drivers lately—and apparently, a Korean wholesaler noticed. The pharmaceutical middleman allegedly smuggled the popular drug into China, where it’s not yet approved. Korean regulators are investigating the wholesaler for allegedly hawking Saxenda in China, Korea Biomedical Review reported, citing multiple sources. A Novo spokeswoman confirmed to FiercePharma… Read More »

340B drug program was created to help patients, not boost hospital profits

Enacted more than 25 years ago with bipartisan support, the 340B program was designed to help healthcare safety net providers deliver more affordable outpatient prescription drugs to vulnerable or uninsured patients. These safety net providers include certain hospitals, such as disproportionate share hospitals, or DSH hospitals, and children’s hospitals, as well as federal grantees, such… Read More »