New York Patients Using Opioids May Qualify For Medical Marijuana SoonNew Yorkers with an opioid prescription may soon qualify to join the state's medical marijuana program.
Trump Pitches More Openness On Drug Prices To Lower CostsPresident Donald Trump's long-awaited plan to bring down drug prices, unveiled Friday, will mostly spare the pharmaceutical industry he previously accused of "getting away with murder" and instead focus on increasing private competition and requiring more openness about costs.
Trump Takes On Convoluted Nemesis: Rising Drug CostsOn Friday, Trump is scheduled to give his first speech on an overarching plan to lower drug prices. Administration officials previewing the speech Thursday touted it as the most comprehensive plan to tackle prescription drug costs that any president has ever proposed, but offered few specifics.
New Legislation Would Limit Number Of Painkiller Pills Prescribed To First-Time PatientsNew York lawmakers are considering limiting how many prescription pills patients can get on their visit to a doctor.
NY Legislators Approve To Postpone Deadline For Electronic PrescriptionsNew York legislators have voted to postpone until next year the deadline for doctors to issue only electronic drug prescriptions, saying many still lack the required federal approval to do that for painkillers and other addictive drugs on the government list of controlled substances.