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Health-care stocks plunge as uncertainty rises on Obamacare, Congress threatens action on drug prices

Health-care stocks were poised to end the week in the red Friday after lawmakers on Capitol Hill threatened to write new laws tightening control over the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit mangers to curb skyrocketing drug costs. The Trump administration’s legal challenge to former President Barack Obama’s signature health insurance law, the Affordable Care Act, and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ new “Medicare for All” bill ... Read More »

Vine Co-Founder, 34, Found Dead In US Apartment; Drug Overdose Suspected

Colin Kroll co-founded Vine, the popular short-form video service acquired in 2012 by Twitter.   New York, United States: US tech star Colin Kroll, who co-founded Vine and popular gaming app HQ Trivia, was found dead Sunday in New York of an apparent drug overdose. Police found Kroll, 34, unconscious and unresponsive in a bedroom of his Manhattan apartment, a New ... Read More »

Instagram Rolls Out New Feature to Help Deal With Drug Abuse

HIGHLIGHTS A prompt would pop-up if users try to find drug abuse related treatment It will also happen if users look to buy drugs illegally on the platform The feature is currently available in the US Facebook-owned Instagram is rolling out a new “prompt feature” that would pop-up if users try to find substance abuse related recovery and treatment services or look ... Read More »

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approves First Marijuana-Derived Drug For Epilepsy

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug derived from marijuana, which will be used to treat two rare and severe forms of childhood epilepsy. The drug, called Epidiolex, is an oral solution containing highly purified cannabidiol (CBD), which is one of scores of chemicals in the cannabis sativa plant, commonly known as marijuana. The drug contains ... Read More »

One medicine, two benefits: This new diabetes drug can help you lose weight

A compound that mimics a naturally occurring hormone that regulates appetite may help obese people shed those extra kilos, according to a recent study. The compound, semaglutide, has a chemical structure that is very similar to the hormone glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), which regulates both insulin secretion and appetite. In December, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the semaglutide ... Read More »

New ‘real sun-tan’ drug may help prevent cancer

Scientists have developed a new drug that mimics sunlight to make a person’s skin tan without being exposed to harmful ultraviolet radiation, reducing the risk of skin cancer. In tests on human skin samples and mice, the drug tricked the skin into producing the brown form of the pigment melanin, that gives human skin, hair and eyes their colour. According ... Read More »

Superbug death spurs drug regulator warning

Superbug death spurs drug regulator warning (Kevin Shine/Getty Images) In the wake of the recent death of an American woman after contracting an infection resistant to antibiotics, the drug regulator has directed the pharma supply chain, including retailers, chemists and drug makers, to strictly follow norms while selling antibiotics. The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has also asked companies ... Read More »

New drug can create ‘good’ fat to combat obesity

New drug can create ‘good’ fat to combat obesity Scientists have identified a new drug that can create beneficial “brown” or “good” fat to boost metabolism, combat obesityand Type II diabetes. Researchers from Gladstone Institutes San Francisco in the US treated mice with a drug called bexarotene (Bex) and found they had more “brown fat, faster metabolisms and less body ... Read More »

Brazil issues first license for sale of a cannabis-based drug

Brazil issues first license for sale of a cannabis-based drug (Getty Images) Brazilian healthcare regulator Anvisa on Monday said it had issued the country’s first license for sale of a cannabis-based drug in the country after years of legal wrangling with patients. The multiple sclerosistreatment, an oral spray derived from marijuana and developed by Britain’s GW Pharmaceuticals PLC, is known ... Read More »

Alzheimer’s drug may help naturally repair tooth decay

PTI | Jan 10, 2017, 02.07 PM IST Alzheimer’s drug may help naturally repair tooth decay (Burger Phaine/Getty Images) Dental fillings may soon become a thing of the past, as scientists have found a way to renew living stem cells in tooth pulp using an Alzheimer’s drugwhich could help naturally repair decaying teeth. Following trauma or an infection, the inner, ... Read More »