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Lawmakers demand answers on leukemia drug price hikes

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:40:12 GMT2016-10-20T18:40:12Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two top lawmakers on Thursday demanded information from a drug company that has raised prices on a leukemia drug, calling increases of tens of thousands of dollars a sign the company puts profits before patients....

Images show addiction's effect on kids, but to what end?

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:29:38 GMT2016-10-12T18:29:38Z

Widely shared, heartbreaking images of children dealing with the effects of their loved ones' heroin addiction are raising questions about whether the pictures and videos can scare addicts straight or simply exploit the youngest victims of the epidemic....

Hospital industry says it, too, is slammed by drug costs

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 22:04:19 GMT2016-10-11T22:04:19Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hospitals, too, are getting slammed by sharp price increases in prescription drugs, and the industry is urging the next president and Congress to take up the issue....

France to open first safe-injection room for drug addicts

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:34:27 GMT2016-10-11T14:34:27Z

PARIS (AP) -- France will open its first safe-injection room for drug addicts despite years of efforts by conservatives to block the plan....

Could drug checking have prevented Prince's overdose death?

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 10:45:15 GMT2016-10-04T10:45:15Z

As the investigation into Prince's death homes in on the source of the fatal fentanyl, some observers are suggesting that the United States explore a lifesaving strategy used in Europe: services that check addicts' drug supplies to see if they are safe....