pharmaceuticals

Pain Patients Like Me Are Rising Up Against Discrimination and Suffering

If it were up to me, it’s unlikely I would be sitting down to write about my life with chronic…

2 months

Gilead Relinquishes Its PrEP Patent—But Did It Mislead Investors?

On May 8, pharmaceutical company Gilead quietly announced that it will relinquish its exclusive patent on Truvada for HIV pre-exposure…

3 months

Bernie Sanders Backs #BreakThePatent Fight for Universal PrEP Access

The fight for universal access to PrEP medication for HIV prevention was picked up by Vermont Senator and presidential hopeful…

3 months

New “Generic” Naloxone: Expect More Big-Pharma Sleight of Hand

It's been less than two weeks since the US Department of Justice joined a string of lawsuits against Indivior—the maker…

3 months

DEA’s “Innovative” Strategy in New Orleans Encourages Ever-Harsher Prosecutions

On April 16, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) launched its latest punishment-driven, treatment-inflected response to the opioid-involved overdose crisis in…

3 months

Indivior Case: Don’t Throw Out the Buprenorphine With the Bathwater

In the lucrative but hit-and-miss opioid use disorder treatment field, buprenorphine is one medication that has demonstrated outstanding efficacy.  It’s…

3 months

US Buprenorphine Prices: A Complete List

To accompany Alison Knopf's April 16 article about buprenorphine in light of federal charges against Suboxone manufacturer Indivior, Filter obtained…

3 months

“Nation’s Most Comprehensive Lawsuit”—Now NY Takes On Purdue and the Sacklers

Museums around the world, from New York City's Guggenheim to London's Tate Modern, have begun refusing donations from the Sackler family,…

4 months

Rethinking Ketamine in Light of a Newly Approved Depression Treatment

On March 5, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the prescription treatment Spravato (esketamine), an intranasal spray medicine…

4 months

Johann Hari’s Journey of Discovery About Depression

Material living conditions are overall better in today’s world than during any time in history. Worldwide life expectancies are higher…

5 months