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Last drugs standing: Key Alzheimer results coming

Study results for three experimental drugs for Alzheimer’s are expected in the coming months after more than a decade of failed attempts to find a way to slow down the disease.   There is no known cure for Alzheimer’s. Current medicines just temporarily ease symptoms of the mind-robbing disease.   Results are due within a… Continue Reading Last drugs standing: Key Alzheimer results coming

Merck: Promising drugs in late-stage testing

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Merck & Co. said Thursday it has revamped its research operations to make them more productive and has started a new four-pronged business strategy to increase revenue and profit. The drugmaker also announced it will boost its quarterly dividend by 4 cents to 42 cents per share this quarter. That’s the first increase since 2004,… Continue Reading Merck: Promising drugs in late-stage testing

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Air Force Academy officials are investigating about two dozen cadets for using a  drug called “spice.” Spice, a synthetic cannabis, is not illegal, but prohibited under an Air Force General Order prohibiting the use of intoxicating substances, which was issued in April. Since the order was issued, five cadets have left the Academy after they… Continue Reading Air Force Academy investigating 25 cadets for using ‘spice’

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Denver filmmaker George Hickenlooper’s death last month was an accidental overdose. The Colorado Medical Examiner reported Monday that the 47-year-old cousin of Colorado Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper died after taking ethanol and oxymorphone. George Hickenlooper died in Denver Oct. 30. The Denver Post reports that John Hickenlooper’s office did not comment on the finding. George Hickenlooper… Continue Reading Hickenlooper’s filmmaker cousin dead from overdose

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Colo. gets $776,000 from Novartis settlement

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Colorado has received $776,510 under a two-part deal with Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. to settle allegations of off-label marketing. Under the first settlement, Colorado will receive $580,800 as its share of a $422.5 million settlement between Novartis, the federal government and the states. This settlement resolves allegations that the company engaged in an off-label marketing campaign… Continue Reading Colo. gets $776,000 from Novartis settlement

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More options for seniors with high drug costs

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Seniors with high drug costs will soon have more options to help them cope with Medicare’s prescription coverage gap. Reversing a steady decline, the number of prescription plans covering at least some brand-name drugs in the “doughnut hole” coverage gap will triple next year, from 35 to 106. That’s according to an analysis of Medicare… Continue Reading More options for seniors with high drug costs

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Local law enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration officials have designated Saturday as a penalty-free day to turn in prescription painkillers. More than 90 drop-off sites have been established across the state. Locations range from Craig to La Junta and Yuma to Cortez and cover every major city and metropolitan area in the state. In… Continue Reading Dispose of illegal painkillers without penalty on Saturday

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El Paso County launched a prescription discount program today that is available to its residents regardless of age, income or existing health coverage. The program is sponsored by the National Association of Counties, which has negotiated a high-volume discount with Caremark, which gets the medicine from the pharmaceutical companies. The average savings is 23 percent.  El Paso… Continue Reading County launches discount drug card program

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