Medication

Former drug czar nominee Marino defends role in opioid law

Oct 18, 2017

President Donald Trump's former nominee to be the nation's drug czar is defending his role in writing a law that critics say weakened the government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids

Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care

Oct 18, 2017

Cancer patients increasingly are having their care guided by tumor boards, which match treatments to gene mutations

NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driver

Oct 17, 2017

Federal investigators say the pilot in a Texas hot air balloon crash that killed 16 people had multiple over-the-counter drugs in his system that likely contributed to ignored weather warnings and flying into a power line

Johnson & Johnson tops Street 3Q forecasts, hikes forecast

Oct 17, 2017

Johnson & Johnson beats Wall Street expectations but net income drops 12 percent on higher costs

Correction: Pain Gap story

Oct 16, 2017

Correction: Pain Gap story

Merck scraps disappointing experimental cholesterol drug

Oct 11, 2017

After publishing mediocre test results for a new type of cholesterol medicine, drugmaker Merck won't seek regulators' approval

APNewsBreak: Only 2 Louisiana doctors seek marijuana permit

Oct 11, 2017

APNewsBreak: As Louisiana's medical marijuana program edges closer to kickoff, only two doctors in the state have applied for permission to dispense the drug. The Associated Press discovered the information through a public records request.

Legal challenge could scuttle prescription drug initiative

Oct 11, 2017

A legal challenge could scuttle a ballot measure that would cap how much state agencies could pay for prescription drugs even if backers gather enough support to put it on the 2018 ballot

California to require advanced notice on hikes in drug costs

Oct 10, 2017

Drug companies doing business in California will now have to notify the public two months in advance of dramatic price spikes

Health care and industrial companies lead US stocks lower

Oct 9, 2017

US stocks end lower on a quiet day of trading as health care and industrial companies skid.

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