Tag Archives: Drugs

Popular drugs used for treating enlarged prostates associated with high-grade prostate cancer

If a man has an enlarged prostate, there’s a good chance he’ll be treated with a type of drug called a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (5-ARI). These drugs shrink the gland to improve urinary flow, and the approved forms used for treating enlarged prostates come in two varieties: Proscar (finasteride) and Avodart (dutasteride). However, a side… Read More »

HHS and FDA propose plan for importation of prescription drugs from other countries

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Ned Sharpless today laid out a plan for the importation of prescription drugs intended for sale in other countries. Other countries pay lower prices for the same drugs, Azar said. Two pathways under the Safe importation Action Plan would get the… Read More »

Novartis offloads lagging endocrine drugs to Recordati for $390M

Novartis has been busy doing M&A to focus on higher-margin, innovative medicines under CEO Vas Narasimhan. Toward that goal, the Swiss drugmaker has taken another step and offloaded three endocrine drugs to Recordati. The drugs on the chopping board are Signifor, its long-acting sister Signifor LAR and in-development follow-up osilodrostat (LCI699). For the three of them,… Read More »

Alcohol, Drugs, and Supplements

What you put into your body matters. Our bodies are designed to take in things that fuel our energy levels and our physical and emotional health. Putting the right things into them can make us both happier and healthier. All of this is wonderful, but knowing what to ingest and when can be more difficult… Read More »