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Shkreli stays in jail; Infamous ex-pharma CEO quickly loses appeal

Enlarge / Martin Shkreli, former chief executive officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals AG, center, listens while his attorney Benjamin Brafman, right, speaks to members of the media outside federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York, US, on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Getty | Bloomberg In a swift 3-0 vote Thursday, a panel of judges …

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Drug companies are sitting on generics—43% of recently approved aren’t for sale

Enlarge Getty | Ute Grabowsky Of the more than 1,600 generic drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration since January of 2017, more than 700—or 43 percent—are not for sale in the US, according to a new analysis by Kaiser Health News. The finding means that many pricy, brand-name drugs are not facing the …

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