Category: Health

Competing Pharmaceutical Firms Slash Price on Cholesterol Drug to Improve Sales

Drug companies Sanofi SA and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc announced, early this week, that they each plan to drastically cut the US list price for their highly effective—and highly-priced—cholesterol drug Praluent.  Apparently, the drugmakers are dropping the price by as much as 60 percent for some patients, after rival Amgen Inc did

Does Gum Disease Have A Key Role In Alzheimer’s?

According to an article published in Science Daily, scientists believe there is a correlation between the bacteria of chronic gum disease, Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg)and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Also in an article published in the journal of Science Advances the University of Louisville researcher Jan Potempa, Ph.D., Department of Oral Immunology and

New Brain Research Describes Surprising Role the Cerebellum Plays in Reward Processing and Social Behaviors

Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have proven that the cerebellum region of the human brain helps to regulate the brain’s reward circuitry.  The cerebellum has always been understood as the movement center of the brain, coordinating and facilitating motor skills so this finding is very new and, more

CDC Report Warns of Dramatic Rise in Drug Overdose Death Among Women

Drug overdose deaths are on the rise in the United States, which may not be too surprising when you consider the prevalence of prescription painkillers over the past several years.  Indeed, opioid narcotics like hydrocodone, hydromorphone, and oxycodone (often under the brand names Vicodin, Dilaudid, and Percocet, respectively) are more common