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May 07, 2015
J&J seeks bioethics advice on compassionate use of drugs
Dying patients sometimes seek emergency access to experimental medicines, desperate for a last-chance treatment even if ...
May 02, 2015
Former player seeks solution for NFL's concussion problem
Former NFL defensive lineman Marvin Washington looks at Saturday's sports schedule and doesn't see such a spectacular lineup.
May 01, 2015
CVS Health tops Street forecasts, as 1Q earnings climb 8 pct
Pricey specialty drugs are helping CVS Health thrive after kicking tobacco sales, with revenue from the treatments pushing ...
April 30, 2015
House rejects bid to let VA docs give advice on medical pot
The GOP-controlled House Thursday barely rejected a bid by supporters of medical marijuana to permit veterans to receive ...
April 28, 2015
Genetic testing moves into world of employee health
Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug. Big companies are considering ...
April 28, 2015
Pfizer, despite dollar and generics fight, still impresses
Cost-cutting and sales of new drugs helped Pfizer overcome a strong dollar and patent expirations to beat Wall Street ...
April 24, 2015
Washington gov. signs overhaul of medical marijuana market
Nearly two decades after voters passed a medical marijuana law that often left police, prosecutors and even patients confused ...
April 22, 2015
High court makes it easier to sue government for negligence
The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it easier for people to sue the federal government for negligence, in a decision that ...
April 15, 2015
FDA approves new type of heart failure drug from Amgen
Patients with chronic heart failure, a disabling, deadly disease that worsens as the heart gradually pumps less efficiently, ...
April 14, 2015
IMS: US prescription drug spending jumped 13 pct. in 2014
U.S. spending on prescription drugs soared last year, driven up primarily by costly breakthrough medicines, manufacturer ...
April 13, 2015
Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 US adults now have health insurance
Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an ...
April 10, 2015
Hospital optimistic after car window plea lands kidney donor
Hospital officials said they're optimistic they can overcome the remaining medical and legal hurdles in a kidney transplant ...
April 07, 2015
Court: Arizona probationers can't be barred from medical pot
Arizonans with medical marijuana cards cannot be barred from using the drug while on probation, the state Supreme Court ...
April 06, 2015
Medicare bill helps doctors and kids, but deficit foes cool
Republicans say bipartisan legislation reworking how Medicare pays doctors is a milestone toward curbing the huge, growing ...
April 03, 2015
Chicago businessmen follow promise of medical marijuana
Late one Saturday night, Rob Sampson had a confrontation with his 15-year-old daughter about marijuana. But it was his ...
April 02, 2015
Texas bill would bar gun ownership status in medical record
Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would keep a person's gun ownership status from being listed in their medical ...
March 30, 2015
UnitedHealth bulks up for prescription drug cost battle
The nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, will muscle up for its fight against rising prescription drug costs by ...
March 28, 2015
Colleges getting out of health insurance business
The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business.
March 25, 2015
Arizona Legislature OKs abortion medication requirement
Arizona lawmakers approved legislation Wednesday that requires abortion providers to tell women they can reverse the effects ...
March 25, 2015
Science, patients driving rare disease drug research surge
The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing treatments for rare diseases, which once ...