Death rates from drug overdoses for people between the ages of 15 and 24 rose by 19.75% from 2006 to 2015, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. » Read More
Notorious drug-company fraudster Martin Shkreli has been removed from a federal prison in Fort Dix, New Jersey, after claims that he was running his pharmaceuticals firm Phoenixus while locked up with the help of a contraband cellphone. » Read More
By: Nadine El-Bawab
A total of 156 people across 10 states have been infected with the strain of E. coli implicated in the latest outbreak, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported. » Read More
Almost 400 people in New York City have contracted measles since the outbreak began in October, according to new data from the New York City Health Department. » Read More
Biogen on Wednesday beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit, but failed to ease investor concerns about long-term growth after it recently shelved the development of an Alzheimer's drug.
"You need to vaccinate your children. It saves lives," says Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The indictment marked the first-ever federal criminal charges against company executives for conspiring to illegally distribute opioids.
In rare public comments on behalf of the family that controls Purdue Pharma, lawyer Mary Jo White said why the family believed the litigation against them and their company is legally dubious, factually misleading and politically motivated.
The CDC confirmed 71 new cases of measles last week, bringing the total for the year to 626 cases. In 2010, the worst year on record since measles was said to be eradicated in the U.S., the CDC confirmed 667 cases.
A study out Wednesday details how scientists turned this enemy virus into a savior, altering it so it couldn't cause disease and then using it to deliver a gene the boys lacked.
Those charged include doctors, pharmacists and nurse practitioners, the Justice Department says.
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont unveiled a bill that would create a government-run system to provide health insurance for all Americans.
The FDA approved Johnson & Johnson's Spravato last month for treatment-resistant depression. J&J on Tuesday said the first patients have been treated.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to create a government-run system to provide health insurance for all Americans.
Health-care stocks are under pressure, and the sector's fate rests on two of the space's most well-known names, says one expert.
Catalent said on Monday it would buy privately held gene therapy-focused Paragon Bioservices Inc in an all-cash deal for $1.2 billion.
China's approval process for biotech crops is beset by regulatory hurdles and delays that have cost U.S. companies billions of dollars and added to challenges for American farmers.
Celgene brings to Bristol-Myers five late-stage products that could be approved in the near term, Caforio said.
The agency said it is looking at the grocery stores and restaurants where people said they ate beef just before they fell ill to try to find the source.
The deal, announced in January, was a hard sell to Bristol shareholders from the start. The approval concludes a tumultuous period for Bristol, which saw pushback from institutional investors.