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New Gene-Therapy Treatments Will Carry Whopping Price Tags

New Gene-Therapy Treatments Will Carry Whopping Price Tags

Emily Whitehead, who received an experimental precursor to the gene-therapy treatment Kymriah, which put her leukemia into remission. The treatment has a $475,000 price tag, raising questions about
Why Are Drug Prices So High? We’re Curious, Too

Why Are Drug Prices So High? We’re Curious, Too

Alisa Erkes retrieves pain medicine from a lock box at her home in Smyrna, Ga.
Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers

Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers

Alisa Erkes had to switch to long-acting morphine after her insurance company stopped covering the less risky pain reliever she took for chronic abdominal pain.
Why Are Drug Prices So High? We’re Curious, Too

Why Are Drug Prices So High? We’re Curious, Too

Alisa Erkes retrieves pain medicine from a lock box at her home in Smyrna, Ga.
Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers

Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers

Alisa Erkes had to switch to long-acting morphine after her insurance company stopped covering the less risky pain reliever she took for chronic abdominal pain.
Why Are Drug Prices So High? We’re Curious, Too

Why Are Drug Prices So High? We’re Curious, Too

Alisa Erkes retrieves pain medicine from a lock box at her home in Smyrna, Ga.
Students Look to Vending Machines for Better Access to Morning-After Pill

Students Look to Vending Machines for Better Access to Morning-After Pill

The generic version of Plan B, an emergency contraception drug, is being sold from vending machines on some college campuses.
Students Look to Vending Machines for Better Access to Morning-After Pill

Students Look to Vending Machines for Better Access to Morning-After Pill

The generic version of Plan B, an emergency contraception drug, is being sold from vending machines on some college campuses.
Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico Leads to Fears of Drug Shortages Nationwide

Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico Leads to Fears of Drug Shortages Nationwide

A factory owned by the pharmaceutical company Mylan, which makes the childhood leukemia drug methotrexate, in Caguas, P.R., is one of 80 drug manufacturing plants struggling to stave off shortages of
Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico Leads to Fears of Drug Shortages Nationwide

Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico Leads to Fears of Drug Shortages Nationwide

A factory owned by the pharmaceutical company Mylan, which makes the childhood leukemia drug methotrexate, in Caguas, P.R., is one of 80 drug manufacturing plants struggling to stave off shortages of
Global Health: As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan

Global Health: As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan

Paul Mugumya, 7, lying in the Kawempe Home Care facility for children in Kampala, Uganda, had three hernia operations before surgeons realized he had a blistering football-shaped tumor. Cancers — many
Global Health: As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan

Global Health: As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan

Paul Mugumya, 7, lying in the Kawempe Home Care facility for children in Kampala, Uganda, had three hernia operations before surgeons realized he had a blistering football-shaped tumor. Cancers — many
Global Health: As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan

Global Health: As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan

Paul Mugumya, 7, lying in the Kawempe Home Care facility for children in Kampala, Uganda, had three hernia operations before surgeons realized he had a blistering football-shaped tumor. Cancers — many
The New Health Care: Can the U.S. Repair Its Health Care While Keeping Its Innovation Edge?

The New Health Care: Can the U.S. Repair Its Health Care While Keeping Its Innovation Edge?

Life spans increased in the second half of the 20th century in part because of innovations in the care for high-risk, premature infants.
The New Health Care: Can the U.S. Repair Its Health Care While Keeping Its Innovation Edge?

The New Health Care: Can the U.S. Repair Its Health Care While Keeping Its Innovation Edge?

Life spans increased in the second half of the 20th century in part because of innovations in the care for high-risk, premature infants.
Pfizer Considers Spinning Off or Selling Consumer Health Unit

Pfizer Considers Spinning Off or Selling Consumer Health Unit

Centrum multivitamins at a Pfizer plant in Montreal. The pharmaceutical company said Tuesday that it was considering spinning off or selling the unit that includes Centrum.

Breakingviews: Glaxo Could Make a Nice Home for Pfizer’s Consumer Division

It makes sense that Pfizer is considering selling or spinning off its over-the-counter unit. It would also make sense for GlaxoSmithKline to make an offer.
House Ethics Office Says New York Congressman May Have Violated Rules

House Ethics Office Says New York Congressman May Have Violated Rules

Representative Chris Collins of New York last month. On Thursday, he defended his actions as the largest stockholder in a biotech company, after a House ethics office report suggested further review.
House Ethics Office Says New York Congressman May Have Violated Rules

House Ethics Office Says New York Congressman May Have Violated Rules

Representative Chris Collins of New York last month. On Thursday, he defended his actions as the largest stockholder in a biotech company, after a House ethics office report suggested further review.