The ‘Wild West’ of Ketamine Treatment
Readers discuss the use of ketamine to treat depression. Also: Black maternal mortality; abortion; housing in the suburbs; a baseball fan’s complaint.
A Statin Alternative Joins Drugs That Can Reduce Heart Attack Risk
Bempedoic acid lowers cholesterol, and a study found a modest effect on cardiac illness. But whether patients are any more willing to take it remains to be seen, experts said.
Walgreens Says It Won’t Offer the Abortion Pill Mifepristone in Conservative States
The decision applies to 21 states whose attorneys general threatened Walgreens and other pharmacies with legal action if they dispensed the pill there.
More Doctors Can Now Prescribe Buprenorphine to Opioid Users. Will It Help?
The federal government loosened regulations for buprenorphine, but health experts warn that entrenched problems around training and access could stall efforts to get people the medication.
New Approaches to the Drug Overdose Crisis
Responses to Jeneen Interlandi’s article and the accompanying editorial. Also: Europe and Ukraine; private prayer; Fox News and Dominion Voting Systems.
Eli Lilly to Cut Insulin Price and Cap Monthly Out of Pocket Costs at $35
The company also trumpeted an existing policy that caps monthly out-of-pocket cost for its lifesaving products at $35.
Opioid Distributors Cleared of Liability to Georgia Families Ravaged by Addiction
The case illustrates the enormous challenges that victims of the opioid crisis have had in getting compensation from the pharmaceutical industry, despite its pledge of billions of dollars to state and local governments.
FDA Panel Recommends 2 RSV Vaccines for Older Adults
The shots, if approved by the agency, would be the first vaccines publicly available against a respiratory virus that kills thousands a year. Some advisers did cite a small but identifiable health risk.
Why Are Ketamine Ads Following Me Around the Internet?
The rules around pharmaceutical advertising need a 21st-century update.
¿Qué pasa cuando dejas de tomar Ozempic?
Cada vez más pacientes recurren a los medicamentos para la diabetes que también son prescritos para bajar de peso y se ha generado una escasez. Los médicos afirman que dejar estos fármacos puede tener efectos
A Drug Company Exploited a Safety Requirement to Make Money
With a history as a date rape drug, a medication needed strict distribution controls. Its maker, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, used that to delay competition.
Biden Proposal Would Ban Online Prescribing of Certain Drugs
Some medications, like Ritalin and Vicodin, would require an in-person doctor’s visit under the new rules, a reaction to the pandemic-era rise of telemedicine.
12 States Sue F.D.A., Seeking Removal of Special Restrictions on Abortion Pill
The suit argues that rules applying to mifepristone unnecessarily limit patients’ access to medication abortion.
After Long Delay, Moderna Pays N.I.H. for Covid Vaccine Technique
Moderna has paid $400 million to the government for a chemical technique key to its vaccine. But the parties are still locked in a high-stakes dispute over a different patent.
A Fraught New Frontier in Telehealth: Ketamine
With loosened rules around remote prescriptions, a psychedelic-like drug has become a popular treatment for mental health conditions. But a boom in at-home use has outpaced evidence of safety.
When the Horseshoe Crabs Are Gone, We’ll Be in Trouble
Their blood is used in a critical test to detect toxins in injectable medicines. We need a synthetic version of that test.
Narcan Is Safe to Sell Over the Counter, Advisers to the FDA Conclude
The overdose reversal drug has been administered mostly by emergency responders and outreach workers. If the agency approves a nonprescription version, it could become as easily available as aspirin.
Binge Drinking May Be Curbed With a Pill
A recent study suggested the use of a decades-old medicine taken before imbibing could reduce the amount of alcohol consumed.
Bernie Sanders Has a New Role. It Could Be His Final Act in Washington.
After two unsuccessful runs for the presidency, the Vermont senator now leads the Senate health committee, a job that gives him sweeping jurisdiction over issues he cares about.
The Sunday Read: ‘Women Have Been Misled About Menopause’
Hot flashes, sleeplessness, pain during sex: For some of menopause’s worst symptoms, there’s an established treatment. Why aren’t more women offered it?