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Op-Ed: The only drug to stop an overdose skyrockets

While the opioid crisis continues to grow in the United States, pharmaceutical companies manufacturing the only remedy for reversing an overdose, naloxone, have raised their prices - an astonishing 500 percent.

Pharmaceutical sector round-up: Legal action dominates

As we do at regular intervals, Digital Journal dips into the latest news stories relating to the colorful world of pharmaceuticals. This week there are new drugs announced and old scores to settle.

Americans subsidizing health systems elsewhere with drug prices

Most Americans probably don't know this, but we pay on average, three times more for the world's 20 top-selling medicines than people living in the U.K. For those same medications, we pay six times more than people in Brazil.

Drugmakers ordered to pay $9 billion for hiding cancer risks

Japan's biggest pharmaceutical company has been hit with a $6 billion penalty for concealing cancer risks associated with its Actos diabetes drug while Eli Lilly and Co, Takeda's co-defendant in the case, was ordered to pay $3 billion in punitive damages.

Alleged US Thalidomide victims to get their day in court

Seattle - On September 26, United States District Judge Paul Diamond rejected several pharmaceutical companies’ argument that the statute of limitations has passed in cases impacting more than 50 lawsuits brought by alleged thalidomide victims in the U.S.

Op-Ed: Big Pharma just as bad as it looks, says new global study

Sydney - The howls from the public have been loud and long, but the pharmaceutical industry just isn’t listening. A new international study has confirmed a common urban myth- This bloodsucking, endlessly sued industry is just as bad as critics claim.

France’s Sanofi Pasteur to release Dengue fever vaccine

Lyon - French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur announced this week that it would soon be bringing to the market a vaccine to counter Dengue fever, a disease transmitted by mosquitoes and which is estimated to threaten almost half the world’s population.

GlaxoSmithKline loses appeal in French 'gay sex addict' case

A Frenchman suffering from Parkinson's disease who claimed he developed addictions to gambling and sex following treatment with a drug made by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), has been awarded substantial damages.

Germany rules some doctors can accept bribes from drug companies

A German High Court has ruled that self-employed doctors are immune from charges of bribery or corruption if they accept expensive gifts and favours in return for prescribing drugs promoted by pharmaceutical companies.

Vaccine Makers Receive Immunity

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has signed documents, which give vaccination developers immunity for any future lawsuits that could pertain to the vaccine for H1N1 Swine Flu.

Pharmaceutical companies face allegations of faking drug studies

If you rely on prescription drugs to help you manage a condition or fight a disease, you will want to know about this: pharmaceutical companies are alleged to be faking their drug studies.

The advance-market commitment concept aims to bring new vaccines

A new $1.5 billion program is being launched to encourage pharmaceutical companies to develop vaccines for diseases that are common in poor countries.

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