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High R&D Isn’t Necessarily Why Drugs Are So Expensive

September 26, 2022

In the first known study of its type, an international team of researchers evaluated whether high research and development costs explain high drug prices in the United States. They found no such association for 60 new drugs approved from 2009 to 2018.

Medicare is Overpaying for Generic Drugs

December 5, 2023

Researchers from the University of California San Diego, West Health, and the University of Washington have found evidence that the private insurers that sponsor Medicare Part D are artificially inflating the costs of certain generic drugs by overpaying pharmacies.

The Rising Price of Medicare Part D’s 10 Most Costly Medications

July 5, 2018

…Part D — the U.S. federal government’s primary prescription drug benefit for older citizens — rose almost one-third between 2011 and 2015, even as the number of persons using these drugs dropped by the same amount.

Biologists Engineer Algae to Make Complex Anti-Cancer ‘Designer’ Drug

December 10, 2012

…algae to produce a complex and expensive human therapeutic drug used to treat cancer. Their achievement opens the door for making these and other “designer” proteins in larger quantities and much more cheaply than can now be made from mammalian cells.

When Drugs are Wrong, Skipped or Make You Sick: The Cost of Non-optimized Medications

April 2, 2018

Rising drug prices have gotten a lot of attention lately, but the actual cost of prescription medications is more than just the bill. Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego estimate that illness and death resulting from non-optimized medication therapy costs $528.4…

Students Gear Up for 33rd Annual Sun God Festival

April 16, 2015

…festival that focus on drug and alcohol safety.” González, who chaired the Sun God Festival Health and Safety Task Force comprised of students, faculty and staff, added, “Our message to students is: have fun at the festival and behave responsibly. If the Sun God Festival is to continue, students need…

AIDS Quilt Displayed at UC San Diego in Recognition of World AIDS Day

November 21, 2011

World AIDS Day will be recognized by the University of California, San Diego with a variety of programs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 1, including a public viewing of portions of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Renowned Medical Scientist Tasuku Honjo to Speak at UC San Diego March 15

March 7, 2017

Honjo received the 2016 Kyoto Prize—Japan’s highest private award for global achievement—in the area of “Basic Sciences” for his contributions to medical science. His work has been described as initiating a historic turning point—a “penicillin moment”—in the fight against cancer.

Scientists Developing New Solutions for Honeybee Colony Collapse

January 8, 2021

Under a new effort to halt a worldwide decline in honeybees, scientists at UC San Diego and other UC campuses have established a network of bee researchers and engineers. The network, one of the largest in the country, will develop new solutions by joining various avenues of expertise.

International Consortium Builds ‘Google Map’ of Human Metabolism

March 4, 2013

Building on earlier pioneering work by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, an international consortium of university researchers has produced the most comprehensive virtual reconstruction of human metabolism to date. Scientists could use the model, known as Recon 2, to identify causes of and new treatments for diseases…

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