A team of oncologists from Sloan-Kettering have been working with IBM's Watson programmers and engineers to train the system to understand cancer treatment in the hopes of providing better care.» Read More
NEW YORK, May 22- Little known biotechnology company Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc has quietly built a large pipeline of experimental cancer treatments that it aims to deliver at a fraction of the cost spent by larger rivals. Medicare system contending with new cancer treatments that can exceed $100,000 per patient.
A team of oncologists from Sloan-Kettering have been working with IBM's Watson programmers and engineers to train the system to understand cancer treatment in the hopes of providing better care.
*Potential sales of $35 bln a year over next 10 years- Citigroup. That bullish sales forecast by analysts at U.S. bank Citigroup highlights the growing excitement surrounding so-called immunotherapy after positive results from clinical trials conducted by companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb and Roche Holding.
WESTON, Mass.-- Specialty drugmaker Biogen Idec said Tuesday it submitted a new injectable multiple sclerosis drug to the Food and Drug Administration for U.S. market approval. The company also plans to submit the drug to the European Medicines Agency in coming weeks. Shares of Biogen Idec Inc. rose $6.15, or 2.7 percent, to close Tuesday at $231.33.
CNBC has been ranking all 50 states for competitiveness since 2007. This year's report comes as states continue to get back in fighting shape—fighting for jobs, that is.
MOORE, Okla.-- Officials say a tornado hit a small hospital in suburban Oklahoma City, but all the 30 patients inside survived. Moore Medical Center spokeswoman Kelly Wells says the hospital was "pretty much destroyed" after Monday's tornado.
The revenue hit faced by Cubist Pharmaceuticals from generic competition may not be as dramatic as it has been for other drugs, Cantor Fitzgerald said Tuesday, as it raised its rating on the drugmaker.
Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has halted a late-stage study of an experimental cancer compound being tested in patients with a certain form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, because an interim analysis showed the drug wasn't helping patients live longer.
The ASCO meeting scheduled to begin on May 31st could generate a cornucopia of health care catalysts, said Jim Cramer.
May 20- Merck& Co's experimental insomnia drug suvorexant appears generally effective, according to reviewers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but they questioned the company's proposed dosing levels.
Thomas Lee, Chief U.S. Equity Strategist at JPMorgan, discusses whether the markets have room to run, and explains why he believes the tech, health care and financials sectors are cheap now.
Generic drugmaker Actavis will buy specialty pharmaceuticals company Warner Chilcott in a stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- Drug developer XenoPort said Friday that its treatment for restless leg syndrome, Horizant, will likely be available to U.S. patients in early June. Last month XenoPort Inc. said that there was a shortage of Horizant, with patients telling them that they were unable to fill prescriptions.
NEW YORK-- Shares of Oncothyreon Inc. fell Thursday after the drug developer announced new clinical trial data about an experimental lung cancer treatment that failed to improve overall survival rate. THE SPARK: Oncothyreon said that it identified some patients who appeared to live longer after treatment with Stimuvax.
Does this job make me look fat? A Gallup-Healthways survey takes a look at which jobs have high rates of obesity. And it's bad news for bus drivers.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on companies that are looking to increase efficiency and implement simplicity in medical care. And, Grant Verstandig, Audax Health founder and CEO, discusses how his digital health care startup encourages consumers to make healthier lifestyle choices.
This marks the first companion diagnostic that detects epidermal growth factor receptor gene mutations to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency said.
The number of women choosing to have preventive mastectomies has risen by almost 50 percent in recent years, and surveys show they are happy with the decision.
LAKE FOREST, Ill.-- Drug and medical device maker Hospira Inc. said Tuesday that Dr.
The FDA in January asked zolpidem manufacturers, including NovaDel Pharma Inc and Swedish drugmaker Meda, to reduce recommended dosages on the drugs' labels. The FDA recommended doses of 5 mg for women and either 5 mg or 10 mg for men for immediate-release zolpidem products such as Sanofi's Ambien.