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A groundbreaking new British drug offers hope to opioid addicts

Buvidal, an injectable form of Buprenorphine, acts as a slow-release drug and blocks the opioid receptors in the brain to stop patients from having withdrawal symptoms. It only has to be administered once a week or once a month, making it a good alternative to methadone which is often prescribed […]
A groundbreaking new British drug offers hope to opioid addicts
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Dispensed: Ancestry’s big move into healthcare, digital health’s disruption of addiction treatment, and investors’ multi-billion-dollar bet on the microbiome

Hello, Welcome to another edition of Dispensed, the weekly healthcare newsletter where we’re busy compiling names for our DC power-players post (if you haven’t submitted a name, now’s your chance!). On this brisk autumn day, we’ll get right to the stories that filled our minds this week. But first, Are […]
Dispensed: Ancestry’s big move into healthcare, digital health’s disruption of addiction treatment, and investors’ multi-billion-dollar bet on the microbiome
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New York authorities discovered $1 billion in wire transfers by the Sackler family as authorities suspect they are hiding wealth from lawsuits

The New York attorney general’s office said it found a previously unknown $US1 billion in wire transfers by the Sackler family, the owners of pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma. Authorities added that millions of dollars of the uncovered wire transfers involved Mortimer D.A. Sackler, a former Purdue board member who the […]
New York authorities discovered $1 billion in wire transfers by the Sackler family as authorities suspect they are hiding wealth from lawsuits
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New federal data exposes how America’s largest drug companies flooded the country with 76 billion opioid pills in a seven-year period

New federal data reveals that America’s largest drug companies flooded the country with 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pills in a seven-year period from 2006 to 2012, underscoring their role in manufacturing and distributing pills that helped fuel the nation’s opioid crisis. First reported by the Washington Post, the previously […]
New federal data exposes how America’s largest drug companies flooded the country with 76 billion opioid pills in a seven-year period
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