Some 200 people die from drug overdoses every day in America. That’s left officials around the country desperate for solutions. One of the most common — and controversial — ideas is to open supervised injection sites where drug users can take illegal drugs with medical professionals standing by

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As a pediatric hematologist-oncologist, our Yoram Unguru, MD, has had his share of heart-wrenching conversations. “But one of the hardest is sitting down with a patient and family and telling them there’s a drug that’s part of the curative regimen, but it’s not available because there’s a shortage”

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In the United States, pharmaceutical companies have built a system which supports high costs for HIV drugs. But that may be starting to change

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Pharma CEO Nirmal Mulye said it was a “moral requirement to make money when you can”

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“A lot of women don’t understand just how poor the evidence base is,” said Carleigh Krubiner, PhD, a research scholar at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Ethics. “It really is shocking when you think about how poorly the research enterprise has done.”

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A desperate but determined group of parents raised millions through golf tournaments and cocktail parties to support research for drugs to fight cystinosis, a rare, fatal childhood disease. They were ecstatic when a pill called Procysbi was approved in 2013

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Improved treatment has nearly tripled viral suppression rates among HIV patients in the United States over the past two decades, researchers report. But viral suppression rates remain lower among young people and black Americans, the researchers add

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A 60-year-old antifungal drug called flucytosine that should cost a few dollars a day but is now vastly more expensive than that

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