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The think tank Helena and its partners hope to find treatments for diseases that lack them by creating new financial incentives.

Could treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and concussions be hanging out unused in your medicine cabinet? This think tank thinks so — and w...

The potential savings are "enormous," says Helena's Lyn Stoler. "And that's not even looking at the human health impact."
Opioid overdose treatments like the Narcan nasal spray are supposed to be available in many places without a prescription.

130 Americans die each day from opioid overdoses. Experts are asking why a lifesaving treatment isn’t widely available without a prescription.

The antidote, naloxone, is supposed to be readily available at pharmacies in most states. But a report last year found that wasn't the case.
Dan Chung is the clinical ophthalmic lead at Spark Therapeutics.

We got an inside look at how the biotech Spark used mazes to develop a first-of-its-kind treatment for eye disease on the way to selling itself for $4...

A team of scientists came up with a new way to measure how well a treatment for a rare form of blindness worked.
Behind social media outrage directed at CVS was a business dispute between the birth-control company Pill Club and CVS's Caremark unit.

Dispensed: The inside story of the Twitter outrage against CVS, a new marijuana breathalyzer, and a buzzy pharmacy startup

Welcome to Dispensed, our weekly dispatch of healthcare, biotech, and pharma news from Business Insider.
Purdue Pharma and its owners, the billionaire Sackler family, have been accused of feeding the US's deadly opioid crisis.

Purdue Pharma and its billionaire owners may end up giving billions in OxyContin profits to communities harmed by the opioid crisis

The proposal would mark a departure from the fates of other companies accused of stoking public-health crises.
Health insurance startup Oscar recently moved into a new WeWork-designed new office.

Dispensed: Flawed science behind uBiome’s products, ‘unconscionable’ tactics by an online directory of rehab facilities, and a tour ...

Welcome to Dispensed, our weekly dispatch of healthcare, biotech, and pharma news from Business Insider.
April Krowel and her daughter, Aubrie.

A new prescription drug made from CBD has been groundbreaking for kids with epilepsy. We talked to their parents about the good, the bad and the ugly ...

There's "that sense that it is going to be a cure-all. And it's just not," one mom whose child is taking the new drug said.
Proteus makes 'smart pills' embedded with sensors that tell your doctor when you've taken your medication. It announced a clinical trial in cancer on Thursday.

We got a look at the pitch deck of buzzy Silicon Valley health-tech startup Sempre Health. It reveals how a $4 billion industry is ripe for disruption...

Startup Sempre Health has raised $10.5 million to take aim at a well-known problem with people and their pills: they don't always take them.
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders were two of five senators who condemned Novartis's AveXis for submitting falsified data to the US FDA.

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders just slammed the Swiss drug giant Novartis over a new controversy swirling around the world’s most expensive...

"This scandal smacks of the pharmaceutical industry's privilege and greed, and Americans are sick of it," they wrote to the FDA's acting leader.

From Donald Trump to Bernie Sanders, here’s how much every 2020 presidential candidate has gotten from the healthcare industry

How Americans get healthcare has become a prominent and controversial part of the 2020 presidential campaign.