Category: Prescription Drugs

UIC report: Potential COVID-19 drug may increase risk for cardiac events

Azithromycin, a commonly prescribed antibiotic being investigated as a potential treatment for COVID-19, can cause potential cardiac events if taken with other drugs, according to a new report from the University of Illinois Chicago.
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Several Chicago hospitals part of national clinical trial for COVID-19 treatment

Several Chicago-based healthcare organizations are among 40 in the United States set to test the safety and efficiency of a possible treatment drug to help patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19.
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Raoul sues Mallinckrodt over alleged underpaid Medicaid rebates

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has joined more than two dozen colleagues in suing Ireland-based Mallinckrodt for allegedly failing to report and return hundreds of millions of dollars in overpayments by underpaying Medicaid drug rebates for a gel used to treat acute flares or relapses of multiple sclerosis.
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Illinois joins third lawsuit against generic drugmakers

Illinois joined a third lawsuit alleging that generic drugmakers are conspiring to raise prices, according to a Wednesday statement. Companies named in the lawsuit disputed the allegations and vowed to defend themselves.
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