First trial against pharmaceutical giant for opioid epidemic begins in Oklahoma

May 29, 2019

Pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson is accused of contributing to the opioid epidemic in the United States. The company reportedly denies the charges of having conducted misleading campaigns that minimised the risks of opioids and exaggerating their benefits.

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Acro Pharmaceutical Services

Acro Pharmaceutical Services (Acro) dispenses specialty medications directly to physician offices and to patients’ homes throughout the United States. The prescription drugs that Acro dispenses typically require special handling, clinical and financial support services. The cost of these specialty medications is much higher than those dispensed through retail pharmacies. Acro Pharmaceutical Services offers online pharmacy services such as prescription refills, prior authorization forms, and other services to assist the patient and provider. There are a growing number of specialty drugs available to patients. These specialty medications often focus on, but are not limited to, specific disease states such as Multiple Sclerosis, Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, growth hormone deficiency, blood clotting disorders, types of cancer, pulmonary diseases, addiction treatment, mental health disorders, gastrointestinal diseases, rare orphan diseases and many others.

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Digital Health solutions for patient centric clinical trials

video | August 24, 2021

Digital health solutions for remote patient data collection and continuous patient monitoring are enabling us to reduce patient burden and accelerate our clinical trials. Halsey Lea, Director Data Science, Data Science & AI, R&D, explains the transformative role that digital connected devices are playing in our smart clinical trial programmes....

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EMBL researchers identifying how potential drugs work in the fight against COVID-19

video | April 16, 2020

EMBL researchers are studying how drugs that have shown good results against COVID-19 work in living cells. This will help them to quickly identify other drugs that could treat the disease, which are urgently needed until a vaccine is developed, and possibly afterwards as well....

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Why the War on Drugs is a War on People

video | April 14, 2020

The War on Drugs was launched in the United States by former President Richard Nixon in 1971. This allowed for the criminalization of drug use, which led to the mass incarceration of millions of Americans, particularly for communities of color....

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Hydroxychloroquine's false hope: How an obscure drug became a coronavirus cure

video | April 13, 2020

Claims about hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine have taken hold of the global consciousness. Online conversations, media articles and politicians’ statements quickly - and incorrectly - labeled it as a ‘cure’ for covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus....

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Acro Pharmaceutical Services

Acro Pharmaceutical Services (Acro) dispenses specialty medications directly to physician offices and to patients’ homes throughout the United States. The prescription drugs that Acro dispenses typically require special handling, clinical and financial support services. The cost of these specialty medications is much higher than those dispensed through retail pharmacies. Acro Pharmaceutical Services offers online pharmacy services such as prescription refills, prior authorization forms, and other services to assist the patient and provider. There are a growing number of specialty drugs available to patients. These specialty medications often focus on, but are not limited to, specific disease states such as Multiple Sclerosis, Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, growth hormone deficiency, blood clotting disorders, types of cancer, pulmonary diseases, addiction treatment, mental health disorders, gastrointestinal diseases, rare orphan diseases and many others.

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