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Former US drug czar says national focus on opioid epidemic is overlooking real culprit

William Bennett, the nation’s first drug czar, said Monday that the debate about the opioid overdose epidemic wrongly focuses on prescription drugs. While the government’s opioid crackdown has involved reducing the supply of legal opioids and reducing painkiller prescription rates, black market opioids such as illicit fentanyl and heroin actually have been the driving force of… Read More »

The obscure advisory committees at the heart of the U.S. drug pricing debate

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Expectations were high last year for three new migraine drugs hitting the market from Amgen Inc, Eli Lilly and Co and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. Amgen’s migraine treatment, Aimovig, which has been prescribed to more than 200,000 patients so far is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters April 26, 2019.… Read More »

Exclusive: Pain-care specialist agrees to testify against Purdue, other drug makers – court documents

(Reuters) – A physician ally of Purdue Pharma LP whose views helped drive the explosive growth in the use of addictive pain relievers for common aches and pains in the United States has agreed to testify against the OxyContin maker and other drug companies, newly disclosed court records show. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller… Read More »