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Viewpoints: Drug Industry Was Allowed To Hijack Policymaking That Led To Opioid Epidemic; Build On The ACA To Reach Dream Of Universal Health Care

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Washington Post: The Real Scandal Of The Opioid Crisis: Crony Capitalism Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz issued a grim account this week of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s slow response to the opioid crisis and failure to use all the tools at its… Read More »

Zantac cancer risk: Heartburn drug pulled from shelves over cancer fears

Zantac’s suspended sale comes after concerns in several countries regarding the presence of impurities. Canada and France have already announced Zantac recalls and the US and European Union are currently investigating the drug. While health authorities say there’s no immediate risk, patients have been advised to consult a doctor who can prescribe alternative medication. Ranitidine… Read More »

Leukemia Drug Shows Promise for Treating a Childhood Brain Cancer

A drug used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia appears to be more effective at stopping a type of medulloblastoma in mouse models than existing treatments for the deadly pediatric brain tumor, reports a multi-institutional team led by researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego. In the study,… Read More »