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Shortages have caused treatment delays or forced clinicians to substitute alternatives in place of preferred therapies.
The Biden initiative marks a turning point in a long-fought battle to control ever-rising drug prices.
In the 1980s, AZT was labeled the most expensive drug in history at $8,000 annually. Now, scores of drugs cost more than $50,000 a year.
Generic drugs are cheaper and lead to better treatment compliance compared with brand-name drugs.
While expensive new drugs are developed, thousands of people can’t get a drug like cisplatin that costs as little as $6 a dose.
A nationwide shortage of cancer drugs is causing thousands of patients to experience delays in treatment.
Substituting generic, biosimilar or less expensive medications can reduce costs without sacrificing quality of care.
Study: Most online pharmacies selling the chronic myeloid leukemia therapy imatinib are uncertified and could be operating unsafely.
Yes! The Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company sells cheaper generic drugs for diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, HIV, hepatitis and more.
The FDA has found a probable cancer-causing contaminant in generic drugs shipped from abroad––most recently, Zantac (ranitidine).
At the center of the lawsuit is Teva Pharmaceutical, slated to sell a generic version of the HIV prevention pill PrEP next year.
The head of the Food and Drug Administration cited a long commute and time away from family as reasons to step down.
Branded drugs with expired patents but without generic competition may keep prices high and ultimately hurt patients.
This focus is critical because, first and foremost, these drug products provide people with important therapies.
The FDA wants to give prescribers and patients access to the most up-to-date information to guide treatment decisions.
“The result of this progress is that we openly talk about curing cancers that were recently fatal,” says Commissioner Gottlieb.
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