Pharmaceuticals

Change to Gilead Assistance Program Threatens PrEP Access, HIV Advocates Say

Dr. John Carlo is concerned that patients at Prism Health North Texas who rely on the health care safety net will soon be struggling even more to stay on PrEP, a medication that prevents HIV transmiss...

Unused Johnson & Johnson Covid Doses Are Piling Up as FDA Waits to See if Shelf Life Can Be Extended

The Biden administration is encouraging states to hold on to hundreds of thousands of soon-to-expire covid vaccine doses from Johnson & Johnson, given the possibility that additional data will sho...

FDA Weighs Approval of a Lucrative Alzheimer’s Drug but Benefits Are Iffy

The Food and Drug Administration’s decision next week whether to approve the first treatment for Alzheimer’s disease highlights a deep division over the drug’s benefits as well as cr...

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The Drug Price Dilemma

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. You can also listen on on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or wherever you listen to podcasts. The high cost of pre...

Biden Administration Signals It’s in No Rush to Allow Canadian Drug Imports

Use Our Content It can be republished for free. The Biden administration said Friday that it has no timeline on whether it will allow states to import drugs from Canada, an effort that was approved un...

Opioids like ‘Lean’ Permeate Hip-Hop Culture, but Dangers Are Downplayed

Nykerrius Williams knows about the close relationship between hip-hop and opioid use. Williams, 27, an independent rapper from Gibsland, Louisiana, who goes by the name Young Nyke, took oxycodone pill...

Legisladores de Colorado se posicionan contra los altos costos de los medicamentos

DENVER – Cansado de esperar a la acción federal para reducir los costos de los medicamentos con receta, Colorado ha decidido actuar por su cuenta, aunque tenga que hacerlo con un brazo atad...

Colorado Lawmakers Wage Multifront Assault on High Drug Costs

DENVER — Tired of waiting for federal action to reduce prescription drug costs, Colorado is acting on its own — even if it must do so with one arm tied behind its back. Unable to set prices or change ...

KHN Journalists Comment on Abortion Case, Wasted Covid Doses

KHN chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner discussed the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a challenge in an abortion case from Mississippi on Newsy on Tuesday. Click here to watch Rovner on...

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