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  • Expect measles outbreak to continue: Doctor Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 3:37 PM ET
    Mickey Mouse performs during a parade at Disneyland where over 70 people have been infected by a measles outbreak linked to the park.

    Measles is not a disease you should fool with, warned Vanderbilt University's Dr. William Schaffner.

  • The regulator's decision, which comes in over two months ahead of its review date, represents a fourth indication for the drug, sold by Johnson& Johnson and Pharmacyclics Inc. Although WM occurs only in up to 1,500 patients in the United States each year, the approval highlights the strength of the Imbruvica franchise, Roth Capital Partner's Joseph Pantginis...

  • Jan 29- Celgene Corp on Thursday said early first quarter sales trends indicate the year is off to a strong start, and that it has growth drivers in place to meet or exceed its 2015 and long- term forecasts. On a conference call with analysts on Thursday, Celgene said it expects $17 billion of that to come from existing products, such as its flagship multiple myeloma...

  • Jan 28- German genetic test maker Qiagen NV said its quarterly profit slid 24 percent as U.S. sales of its human papillomavirus test declined and the dollar strengthened. Qiagen said on Wednesday that sales of its HPV test in the United States fell by a greater-than-expected 59 percent, reducing adjusted net sales by five percentage points.

  • Jan 28- German genetic test maker Qiagen NV's quarterly profit fell short of market expectations as U.S. sales of its human papilloma virus test declined and the dollar strengthened. Qiagen said on Wednesday that sales of its HPV test in the United States fell a greater-than-expected 59 percent, reducing adjusted net sales by 5 percentage points.

  • Could this be the UK’s most expensive medicine? Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 11:05 AM ET

    How much would you pay for a drug that could prolong your life? £1 million? Try 10 times that amount.

  • Jan 27- Medical device maker Abiomed Inc raised its full-year revenue forecast and said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved its heart pump, sending its stock nearly 32 percent in extended trading. Abiomed's heart pump, Impella RP, helps blood circulation for up to 14 days in patients who develop acute right heart failure following implantation,...

  • Jan 27- Amgen Inc on Tuesday reported higher-than-expected fourth-quarter profit, driven by strong sales of its blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel and a tax credit. Despite pressure on overseas sales from the strong dollar that has put a crimp in pharmaceutical company profits, Amgen reiterated the 2015 forecast it provided in October for...

  • Jan 27- Amgen Inc on Tuesday reported higher-than-expected fourth-quarter profit, driven by strong sales of its blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel, cost cutting and a tax credit. The world's largest biotechnology company posted a net profit of $1.29 billion, or $1.68 per share, compared with a profit of $1.02 billion, or $1.33 per share, a year ago.

  • LOS ANGELES— A measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland has grown to 87 cases. The California Department of Public Health said Monday most of the infections— 73— are in California. The rest are in Arizona, Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska and Mexico.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- A seller of green coffee bean supplements has agreed to stop deceptive advertising saying that the treatments help users lose weight, a claim that was made on "The Dr. The FTC charged that Lindsey Duncan, whose companies are Pure Health LLC and Genesis Today Inc, had claimed that an extract made of unroasted coffee beans would help people lose 17...

  • Jan 26- Pharmacy benefits manager EnvisionRx said on Monday it reached an agreement to provide its customers with Gilead Sciences Inc's hepatitis C drugs on an exclusive basis, the latest Gilead victory in a market share battle with AbbVie over their new treatments for the liver destroying virus. EnvisionRx said Gilead's Sovaldi and its newer two-drug...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 26- A California turkey farm has been quarantined after confirmation of the first case of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza strain in the Pacific Northwest and in a commercial flock, the U.S. government said. In the latest outbreak, Foster Farms said in a statement that it had informed the U.S. Department of Agriculture after...

  • Jan 26- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Rockwell Medical Inc's drug for treating iron loss in chronic kidney disease patients on dialysis, sending the company's shares up about 15 percent in premarket trading. Samimy said she expected Triferic to hit peak sales of $200 million- $250 million in the United States. Rockwell estimates the market for...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- A new wave of experimental cancer drugs that directly recruit the immune system's powerful T cells are proving to be immensely effective weapons against tumors, potentially transforming the $100 billion global market for drugs that fight the disease. But top oncology researchers are concerned about the two emerging technologies, citing...

  • FDA approves 2nd vaccine against meningitis strain Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 5:07 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Federal health regulators have approved a second vaccine to prevent a strain of bacteria that can cause deadly cases of meningitis. The Food and Drug Administration said it cleared Novartis' Bexsero vaccine against a subtype of meningococcal bacteria in people ages 10 to 25. The agency cleared a similar vaccine from Pfizer last October.

  • LOS ANGELES— A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children. In a rash of cases that public health officials are rushing to contain, at least 70 people in six states and Mexico have fallen ill since mid-December, most of them from California.

  • *36 remote Guinea villages still inaccessible. CONAKRY, Jan 23- Angry residents are blocking access for health workers to dozens of remote villages in Guinea, in a sign of persistent mistrust that could threaten President Alpha Conde's aim to eradicate Ebola from the country by early March. Like its West African neighbors Liberia and Sierra Leone- the...

  • *Disease outbreaks high on Davos agenda after Ebola. DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 23- The worst-ever Ebola epidemic is waning, but after ravaging three West African nations and spreading fear from Dallas to Madrid, it has hammered home the message that the world needs a better detective system for emerging diseases. Risks posed by pandemic threats such as deadly...

  • How health care is changing: Kaiser Permanente CEO Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 7:13 AM ET
    Bernard Tyson at the 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Health care utilization is not dropping, but shifting toward a great focus on outpatient care, Bernard Tyson told CNBC.