Medication

Shares in AstraZeneca dive as key cancer drug trial fails

Jul 27, 2017

Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca says second-quarter revenue fell amid declining sales of blockbuster drugs Crestor and Seroquel XR, which lost patent protection in the United States last year

Pharmaceutical company Celgene settles suit for $280 million

Jul 26, 2017

A pharmaceutical company has agreed to cough up $280 million to settle a lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles alleging it committed fraud promoting two cancer drugs for unapproved purposes

Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

Jul 24, 2017

A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for 8 1/2 years after stopping anti-HIV medicines

No dye: Cancer patients' gray hair darkened on immune drugs

Jul 21, 2017

Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark in a development that has doctors scratching their heads

For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs

Jul 20, 2017

For the 1st time, UN says more than half of people with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus

Johnson & Johnson tops 2Q profit forecasts

Jul 18, 2017

Johnson & Johnson beats 2Q profit expectations, issues strong outlook.

Panel calls on FDA to review safety of opioid painkillers

Jul 13, 2017

New report says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids

Tumor gene testing urged to tell if drug targets your cancer

Jul 6, 2017

One immunotherapy for many cancers? Patients advised to seek testing to see if their tumors have genetic flaw that qualifies

Insider Q&A: Drug industry learns to listen to patients

Jun 4, 2017

AstraZeneca's VP of "patient centricity" says the industry's new patient focus is better for drugmakers as well as patients

Group: 504 sought life-ending drugs under new California law

Jun 1, 2017

An advocacy group says more than 500 terminally ill people in California have asked doctors for life-ending drugs in the year since the practice became legal

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