Prescription Drugs

Polls in recent months have shown Americans, including those identifying as Republicans, support allowing the federal government to negotiate lower drug prices.  

During Friday's edition on NewsOne Now, Jerrold Winter, Ph.D, Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of New York at Buffalo spoke with Roland Martin about pain management, opioid dependence and the true meaning of addition.

The pharmaceutical drug industry has seen a huge decline in popularity of branded medicines in the past year — 2010 being the first year ever when all of the ten most popular medicines in the U.S. were cheap generics. Soon, generic versions of seven of the world’s 20 best-selling drugs will be available, hinting that […]

The cost of prescription medicines used by millions of people every day is about to plummet. The next 14 months will bring generic versions of seven of the world’s 20 best-selling drugs, including the top two: cholesterol fighter Lipitor and blood thinner Plavix. The magnitude of this wave of expiring drugs patents is unprecedented. Between […]

Two study have found that Truvada, a pill used to treat HIV, is likely to prevent heterosexual men and women from catching the virus. One study, conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focused on men and women in Botswana. The other study, conducted by a researcher at The University of Washington […]