Latest Prescription drugs News

Former Thorns trainer sorry for administering painkiller

Jan. 30, 2023 18:26 PM EST

The former Portland Thorns athletic trainer who was dismissed last week after a league investigation determined he distributed a controlled substance to players has apologized. Pierre Soubrier, who is married to U.S. national team defender Crystal Dunn, was among three people...

FDA declines to regulate CBD; calls on Congress for fix

Jan. 26, 2023 16:23 PM EST

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday there are too many unknowns about CBD products to regulate them as foods or supplements under the agency’s current structure and called on Congress to create new rules for the massive and growing market. The marijuana-derived products...

J&J tops 4Q earnings forecasts as profit, revenue slip

Jan. 24, 2023 10:48 AM EST

Johnson & Johnson beat earnings expectations in the final quarter of 2022 even as a strong dollar and sinking COVID-19 vaccine sales hurt revenue. The health care giant also debuted on Tuesday a better-than-expected 2023 earnings forecast. J&J said...

Amazon launches a subscription prescription drug service

Jan. 24, 2023 04:51 AM EST

Amazon is adding a prescription drug discount program to its growing health care business. The retail giant said Tuesday that it will launch RxPass, a subscription service for customers who have Prime memberships. Amazon said people will pay $5 a month to fill as many prescriptions...

Drugs, other risks ruled out at prison where dozens got sick

Jan. 19, 2023 18:28 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Testing to determine the reason two dozen employees at a state prison this week needed medical treatment for dizziness, nausea and vomiting this week has ruled out “narcotics or hazardous materials,” an official said Thursday. An Illinois State Police...

Drug company official gets 7 years for illegal drug imports

Jan. 19, 2023 15:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A partner in a drug company based in India that made about $3.5 million by selling and shipping millions of illegal and unapproved pills to the U.S. to people who did not have prescriptions has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Manish Kumar, 34, was a...

W.Va. announces $83 million opioid settlement with Walgreens

Jan. 18, 2023 11:54 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has settled for $83 million with Walgreens for the pharmacy store chain's role in perpetuating the opioid crisis in the U.S. state with the most per capita overdose deaths, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Wednesday. That brings...

Walgreens ends buy limits on children's fever medicines

Jan. 17, 2023 09:54 AM EST

Walgreens has ended limits it had imposed recently for online purchases of children’s over-the-counter fever reducing products. The drugstore chain said improved supplies allowed it to lift its restriction of six products. The company had placed no limit on in-store purchases. ...

High court takes 8 new cases, 1 about a religious mailman

Jan. 13, 2023 18:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider what employers must do to accommodate religious employees, among eight new cases it added. The cases are expected to be argued in April. In one involving a former postal employee, the justices will consider what...

Enrollment gains boost UnitedHealth in fourth quarter

Jan. 13, 2023 16:55 PM EST

UnitedHealth Group beat fourth-quarter forecasts by adding Medicare Advantage and Medicaid enrollment and delivering more care through its surging Optum Health business. The health care giant also saw earnings jump for its Optum Rx segment, which runs prescription drug coverage as...