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  • Anti-vaccine parents: The doctor WON'T see you now Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 7:48 AM ET

    A small number of doctors is refusing to see patients with anti-vaccine views amid the latest measles outbreak.

  • Jan 29- Bankrupt drugmaker Dendreon Corp has reached a stalking-horse deal with Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc to sell the worldwide rights to its cancer vaccine, Provenge, and certain assets for $296 million. The deal is subject to higher and better bids and extended the bid deadline to Feb. 10 for interested parties to participate in an...

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. FDA approves Bristol-Myers, J&J HIV pills Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:35 PM ET

    Jan 29- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved two fixed-dose HIV pills that combine protease inhibitors- one made by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and the other by Johnson& Johnson- both with a boosting agent produced by Gilead Sciences Inc.. Bristol-Myers said its drug, Evotaz, is a once-daily pill containing Reyataz, also known as atazanavir, a...

  • U.S. FDA approves Bristol-Myers' HIV drug Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:44 PM ET

    Jan 29- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the sale of Evotaz, a once-daily combination pill to treat HIV made by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co, the company said on Thursday. The new drug combines Reyataz, also known as atazanavir, a Bristol-Myers' protease inhibitor, with cobicistat, a boosting agent produced by Gilead Sciences Inc..

  • FACTBOX-How Ebola started and spreads Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:38 PM ET

    Jan 29- West Africa has grappled with the worst Ebola outbreak on record that has killed at least 8,810 people since March 2014. Ebola had killed 8,810 people out of 22,092 cases as of Jan. 25, 2015, with the vast majority of deaths and cases in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, according to the United Nations' World Health Organization. It has also turned up in Nigeria,...

  • 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...