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November 11, 2015
Express Scripts sues Horizon, fight over prescriptions grows
The drugmaker Horizon Pharma is questioning its relationship with an Express Scripts business after the pharmacy benefits ...
November 11, 2015
Drug might help breast cancer patients avoid heart damage
Many cancer treatments have a dark side — they can damage the heart. New research suggests this risk might be lowered in ...
November 05, 2015
Glaxo wins US approval for drug to treat severe asthma
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved an injectable drug from GlaxoSmithKline PLC to treat severe asthma ...
November 03, 2015
Glaxo plans up to 20 new drug applications in near term
GlaxoSmithKline could seek regulatory approval for up to 20 new medicines before 2020 and some could hit the market by then, ...
October 29, 2015
Pfizer, Allergan in deal talks to create drug giant
Pfizer and Botox maker Allergan are discussing a potential deal that could be the biggest of 2015, a year marked by a ...
October 27, 2015
Sales of new medicines boost 3Q results for US drugmakers
Growing revenue for promising new medicines for cancer, heart disease and other serious conditions helped U.S.
October 26, 2015
Cruyff 'emotional' at tributes following cancer diagnosis
It is not so much his failing health, but the current state of Dutch football that is leaving midfield great Johan Cruyff ...
October 22, 2015
Study shows value of knee replacement surgery, other options
People with knees worn out by arthritis will get more pain relief from joint replacement surgery, but it has more risks and ...
October 15, 2015
Croatia legalizes use of medical marijuana
Croatia has legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes for patients with illnesses such as cancer, multiple ...
October 13, 2015
Jerusalem hospital copes with treating victims and attackers
As a wave of violence sweeps across Jerusalem, victims and perpetrators are often surprised to be reunited — at each other's ...
October 12, 2015
Dissolving stent for heart arteries passes first large test
Now you see it, now you don't. A new type of heart stent that works like dissolving stitches, slowly going away after it has ...
October 08, 2015
Trio wins Nobel Prize for mapping how cells fix DNA damage
Tomas Lindahl was eating his breakfast in England on Wednesday when the call came — ostensibly, from the Royal Swedish ...
October 07, 2015
The Latest: Will the real Tomas Lindahl accept his Nobel?
Latest developments in the announcements of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): ___ 7:05 p.m. Tomas Lindahl, a professor at ...
October 07, 2015
Transplanting ovarian tissue helps some women have babies
The biggest study ever of women who had ovarian tissue removed, frozen and transplanted suggests the experimental technique ...
October 05, 2015
3 share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs
The Nobel prize in medicine went Monday to three scientists hailed as "heroes in the truest sense of the word" for saving ...
September 28, 2015
Gene test finds which breast cancer patients can skip chemo
Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease — good news ...
September 25, 2015
Novartis launches discount program for chronic disease drugs
Novartis plans to sell medications for heart disease, diabetes and other non-infectious diseases for just $1 per month's ...
September 24, 2015
Webb out for 6-8 months after surgery, set to miss 6 Nations
Wales scrumhalf Rhys Webb is set to miss the Six Nations tournament in 2016 after being ruled out for up to eight months with ...
September 14, 2015
Medtronic gets approval for MRI-safe heart implant
Medtronic said Monday that it has been cleared to market a heart defibrillator implant that can be safely used in an MRI ...
September 08, 2015
Paula Radcliffe denies that she ever resorted to doping
Paula Radcliffe, a three-time London Marathon winner and holder of the world record for the distance, denied Tuesday that she ...