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 •  October 17, 2017

A new online tool provides more user-friendly access to data on medications. If you suspect you might be having a bad reaction to a medication, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just made it easier to compare your symptoms with others who’ve had similar experiences. The agency has updated an online tool to provide consumers, health care...

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 •  September 19, 2017

Companies would have to explain why they were raising prices under the new state bill. California legislators have passed a landmark bill that would require the pharmaceutical industry to give advance notice of big price increases for medications and to explain the reasons for price hikes. Gov. Jerry Brown has until Oct. 15 to sign it into...

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 •  May 14, 2017

The prescription drug approval process in the U.S. may be long and arduous, but it’s far from foolproof, a new study shows. From 2001 to 2010, 32 percent of FDA-approved drugs already in use “were affected by a postmarket safety event,” according to an investigative report published earlier this month in the medical journal JAMA. Those events...