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Novartis, Merck and Allergan join those raising U.S. drug prices for 2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Novartis AG, Merck & Co Inc and Allergan Plc were among companies that raised U.S. prices on more than 100 prescription medicines on Friday, bringing the tally to 445 drugs that will cost more in 2020, according to data analyzed by healthcare research firm 3 Axis Advisors. FILE PHOTO: Pharmaceutical tablets… Read More »

Parkinson’s drug may help curb delusions in Alzheimer’s patients

SAN DIEGO — A drug that curbs delusions in Parkinson’s patients did the same for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in a study that was stopped early because the benefit seemed clear. If regulators agree, the drug could become the first treatment specifically for dementia-related psychosis and the first new medicine… Read More »

China gives conditional OK to its first self-developed Alzheimer’s drug

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has granted conditional approval to its first self-developed treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, a move that may point to revived opportunities in a therapeutic area where drugmakers have burned billions of dollars without yielding a validated new drug. Oligomannate, which uses extract from marine brown algae as raw material, received a conditional… Read More »