When Hurricane Irma threatened to ruin Willow Stine’s third birthday party, hospital staff in St. Petersburg, Florida, came to the rescue.
ZURICH (Reuters) – Roche shares fell in early trading on Monday after trial failures added to the Swiss drugmaker’s challenge of replacing patent-expired medicines with lucrative new drugs.
PARIS (Reuters) – Sanofi and Regeneron’s biotech drug dupilumab scored a hit in treating severe asthma, clinical trial data showed on Monday, raising competition in an expected multibillion-dollar market.
MADRID (Reuters) – Two AstraZeneca drugs tackling lung cancer in different ways delivered impressive clinical results on Saturday, helping the British group offset July’s big clinical trial setback in the disease.
Fake forecasts, doctored photos and out-of-context videos are junking up the flow of information about Hurricane Irma. What compels people to share them?
(Reuters) – Galena Biopharma Inc will pay more than $7.55 million to resolve charges it paid kickbacks to doctors to induce them to prescribe its opioid-based pain medication Abstral to patients, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday.
The US Food and Drug Administration announced new labels for peanut-containing foods suitable for infants this week, noting that they may reduce the risk of developing an allergy.
The number of heroin users in the United States jumped from 404,000 in 2002 to 948,000 in 2016, a 135% increase, according to the most recent government numbers. But even more striking: The number of people who had fatal overdoses related to heroin has skyrocketed from 2,089 in 2002 to an estimated 13,219 in 2016 — a 533% jump.
MADRID (Reuters) – Scientists are stepping up the hunt for better diagnostic tests to predict if cancer patients will benefit from costly modern immunotherapy drugs, which are transforming cancer care but remain a hit-and-miss affair.