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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 •  August 2

For Karen Hacker, director of the Allegheny County Health Department, following through on a recommendation that the federal government declare a national drug emergency would acknowledge what many locally already know: “This is different. This is a crisis.” The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis issued an...

Mylan chairman Robert J. Coury received compensation of $97.6 million in 2016, a year in which the generic drugmaker’s stock tumbled 29 percent in the wake of outrage over the pricing of its EpiPen device. Mr. Coury’s compensation included a $20 million bonus, stock awards valued at $50.8 million, and $22.7 million in transition payments related to...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 •  February 16

Dementia has unseated AIDS as one of the world’s top killers, new figures from the World Health Organization show, as drugmakers struggle to either curb or cure it. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia killed 1.54 million people in 2015, more than twice the number of deaths from the disease in 2000, according to documents posted on the...