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Why Drugs Like EpiPen Spike in Price

Posted on · Lawmakers in Washington are questioning why the price of EpiPen, the drug used to treat a life-threatening allergic reaction, has risen about five-fold in the past decade. To learn what’s behind such increases in drug costs, Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin spoke with Dr. Lixian Zhong, assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy at Texas A&M […]

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Local Doctor Asks Cancer Patients, Survivors to Join Campaign Against High Drug Costs

Posted on · Dr. Hagop Kantarjian’s is calling on cancer patients and survivors to join a grassroots effort in denouncing the high cost of cancer drugs. The chair of MD Anderson Cancer Center’s leukemia department initially launched a campaign about two years ago, but says little has happened since those initial efforts. Now, Dr. Kantarjian says the only […]