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The FDA just approved a new kind of medication that could change the way we treat a condition that affects 38 million Americans

The drug, Aimovig, is the first of a new class of medications that's going after the huge migraine market. An estimated 38 million Americans have migraines, and a large portion — roughly 15 million— would be eligible for preventive treatment.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb

The FDA just called out drugmakers that are ‘gaming’ the system to delay competition

The Food and Drug Administration, oversees among other things drug approvals. On Thursday, the agency published a list of 52 drugs it deemed are facing delays to getting generic versions because of "gaming" happening on the part of brand drugmakers.

The first drug for opioid withdrawal has gotten the green light — and it targets risky symptoms that others ignore

Lofexidine, sold under the brand name Lucemyra, is the first drug of its kind to target the painful symptoms of opioid withdrawal, which can trigger a cycle of use, addiction, and overdose.
Vice President Mike Pence laughs as U.S. President Donald Trump holds a baseball bat as they attend a Made in America product showcase event at the White House in Washington, U.S.

Wall Street’s whispering that Trump may take a hammer to one of healthcare’s most lucrative businesses

Analysts all over Wall Street think President Trump may make priority of dismantling pharmacy benefit manager rebate system in his speech about controlling healthcare costs on Friday.
Mylan CEO Heather Bresch with EpiPens.

There’s a shortage of EpiPens in the US

The FDA on Wednesdsay said that there's a shortage of EpiPens in the US. Mylan, the company that distributes the emergency allergy medication, said that there are "intermittent supply constraints," but supply is available.

The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, who started Theranos when she was 19 and became the world’s youngest female billionaire before it all cam...

Elizabeth Holmes started Theranos at age 19 and became the world's youngest female billionaire. But 15 years later, she was charged with massive fraud.

There’s soaring interest in CBD, the marijuana compound in a drug that could be the first to win FDA approval — here’s what it does

Researchers are beginning to study the potential health applications of CBD or cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive component of cannabis that won't get you high. Potential benefits include pain relief and curbing epileptic seizures.

The US government is cracking down on a wildly popular vape pen with ‘scary’ nicotine levels, which experts say targets teens

The FDA is beginning to crack down on a vape pen called the Juul, which contains twice the nicotine of comparable devices. Some experts believe the device targets young people, whose brains are more vulnerable to addiction.

A major update to the Apple Watch might be coming later this year — here’s what we’re expecting

A redesigned Apple Watch with a larger screen could be launching this fall.

A powerful drug derived from marijuana just got a major green light on its way to FDA approval

The GW Pharma drug appears to reduce seizures in two types of epilepsy and nears FDA approval. Its active ingredient: the marijuana compound cannabidiol.