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Rising Insurance Premiums Boost Talk of Changes to Affordable Care Act

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:49:50 EDT

Insurer defections and rising premiums in the individual insurance market are spurring Democrats and Republicans alike to talk about changes to the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

National Cancer Institute Researchers Didn't Quickly Tell FDA of Two Deaths

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:54:02 EDT

The National Cancer Institute has concluded that some of its lymphoma researchers failed to notify the Food and Drug Administration in a timely fashion about fungal infections that resulted in two deaths of patients in one of its research studies.

Cigna Ends Preauthorization for Medication to Treat Opioid Addiction

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:51:13 EDT

Cigna Corp. will stop requiring that patients and doctors jump through extra hoops known as prior authorization to receive coverage of a medication to treat opioid addiction under a settlement with New York State’s Attorney General.

Agony, Alarm and Anger for People Hurt by Theranos's Botched Blood Tests

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:51:03 EDT

Questionable results led to changes in medical treatment. Weeks or months passed before Theranos told many people their results were unreliable.

Obama Defends Health-Care Law

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:40:48 EDT

President Barack Obama defended his signature health-care act in a speech that described his pride in the achievements of the law and acknowledged significant challenges his successor will face.

Whole Foods in Detroit Is Probed Amid Link to Hepatitis A

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:50:00 EDT

Health officials in Detroit have opened an investigation into a local Whole Foods Market store over fears that two recently diagnosed cases of hepatitis A may be linked to the grocer’s prepared-foods section.

Lawsuit Over Cellphones and Cancer Hits a Stumbling Block

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:49:30 EDT

An appeals court dealt a setback to a long-running lawsuit against the wireless industry over health concerns surrounding cellphones, deciding that a different legal standard for evidence should have been applied.

Abbott Labs Swings to Loss After Booking Charge on Mylan Stake

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:16:46 EDT

Abbott Laboratories swung to a loss in the most recent quarter as it booked a hefty charge related to the stock-price drop of embattled EpiPen maker Mylan NV, in which it owns a stake.

Obama Administration Expects Robust ACA Open Enrollment

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:52:39 EDT

The Obama administration said Wednesday it expects 13.8 million people to select a health plan on the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges by the end of the coming open enrollment for 2017 coverage, an optimistic goal.

Medicare Spent $359 Million on Unnecessary Chiropractic Care

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:23:32 EDT

More than 80% of the money that Medicare paid to chiropractors in 2013 went for medically unnecessary procedures, a new federal audit found.

Rate Increases for Health Plans Pose Serious Test for Obama's Signature Law

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:41:02 EDT

Finalized rates for big health insurance plans show the magnitude of the challenge facing the Obama administration as it seeks to stabilize the insurance market under the Affordable Care Act in its remaining weeks in office.

J&J Brushes Off Looming Biosimilar Competition

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:23:28 EDT

Johnson & Johnson sought to reassure investors and analysts that lower-priced competition for one of its top-selling products won’t slow a company that posted slightly better-than-expected results in the third quarter.

Biden's Cancer 'Moonshot' Needs Funding, White House Says

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:58:02 EDT

The White House on Monday said its “cancer moonshot” initiative is paying off in such areas as the digital storage of large groups of genetic data, but it urged Congress to approve funding.

Pfizer Plans to Launch Remicade Biosimilar in November

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:50:22 EDT

Pfizer Inc. plans to start U.S. shipments of biosimilar Inflectra, its copycat version of Johnson & Johnson’s anti-inflammatory drug Remicade, at a 15% discount to Remicade’s wholesale prices starting in late November.

Depomed to Add Starboard Nominees

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:33:27 EDT

Depomed Inc. and activist shareholder Starboard Value LP have ended their battle over the drug company’s board, which will add three Starboard nominees.

St. Jude Medical Forms Cybersecurity Advisory Group

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:06:24 EDT

Medical-device maker St. Jude Medical Inc., which has rebuffed allegations that its products are vulnerable to hacking and other electronic threats, is setting up an advisory group to work on increased safeguards against cyberthreats.

PepsiCo Doubling Down on Health Push

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 22:23:12 EDT

PepsiCo is doubling down on its health push, announcing new targets Monday to reduce sugar, salt and fat in its beverages and snacks by 2025.

Japanese Scientists Master Egg-Creation Process in Mice

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 01:54:57 EDT

Japanese scientists have transformed stem cells into healthy mouse eggs from start to finish in a lab dish, opening a new avenue for research into human fertility problems.

New Tactics in the Battle Against Food Deserts

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:55:10 EDT

Retailers look for new ways to finance stores in poor areas, as well as ways to deliver food to customers.

Not Your Father's McNuggets: How Famous Foods Have Changed

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:50:58 EDT

As consumers’ health priorities have shifted over the years, the recipes for Oreos, Trix cereal, Burger King french fries and more have evolved with them.

Homemade or Takeout: Which Do People Find Tastier?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:38:15 EDT

A study shows most food tastes better when we prepare it ourselves. The exception? When ingredients are unhealthy.

As Crop Prices Fall, Farmers Focus on Seeds

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:44:23 EDT

New services collect data from their members, giving growers information about what works best.

How Campbell Soup and Panera See Shifting Consumer Tastes

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:04:20 EDT

CEOs talk about bridging gap between what people want to eat and what they think they should eat.

The Nutrition Mission at the FDA

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:41:24 EDT

Robert Califf and Susan Mayne say the agency can and should give consumers incentives to eat healthier.

The Problem With an All-or-Nothing Approach to GMO

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:58:30 EDT

Monsanto’s Mike Frank says there is a danger in making the discussion of genetically modified foods into a debate of good vs. bad.

Jim Perdue Talks About Change in Chickens---and the Market

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:01:40 EDT

How antibiotics are shaking up a staple food.

Where Our Food Comes From

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:54:09 EDT

Most of the time we have no idea, says the CEO of a company that helps food businesses comply with federal regulations.

How U.S. Farmers Would Gain From TPP

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:29:26 EDT

Darci Vetter argues that the trade pact would expand access for American agricultural products.

U.S. Seeks Curb on Chemicals Used to Make Fentanyl

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00:47:45 EDT

The U.S. has asked the U.N. to help rein in the trade of chemicals used to make illicit batches of the powerful opioid painkiller that is causing thousands of overdose deaths nationwide.

Valeant Sets Price Increases for Some Drugs

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:28:22 EDT

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. on Friday said it was raising the prices of its stomach, neurology and urology drugs from 2% to 9%, effective immediately.

Medtronic Recalls Certain Neurovascular Products

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:11:39 EDT

Medtronic PLC on Friday recalled certain lots of four of its neurovascular products, saying they could put patients at risk for blood clots.

CDC Links Bacterial Infection in Patients to LivaNova Surgical Device

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:16:42 EDT

Researchers linked a rare but potentially lethal bacterial infection that has affected patients in at least three states to contamination of a device used in open-heart surgery centers. At least four patients in the U.S. have died.

Community Health Systems Faces Heat From Investor

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 22:23:52 EDT

Community Health Systems came under fire from an investor crying foul over a recent spinoff by the embattled hospital chain.

Humana Sees Potential Fallout From Lower Medicare Star-Rating Report

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:22:50 EDT

Humana indicated that an unusual negative rating in a key measure of Medicare quality could dent upcoming federal reimbursements, but the insurer said the report wasn't a fair indication of how its business is doing.

St. Jude Medical Warns of Battery Problems With Heart Products

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:05:25 EDT

St. Jude Medical warned that hundreds of thousands of implanted defibrillators could quickly lose power and stop functioning.

Employers Shift Higher Health-Care Costs to Workers

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:52:48 EDT

Open enrollment season is under way, and many workers can expect rising out-of-pocket costs, often in the form of insurance plans with high deductibles.

IBM to Offer U.S. Employees Watson Software to Identify Cancer Treatments

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:21:30 EDT

IBM says it will offer its Watson artificial intelligence software to its U.S. employees to help them identify appropriate cancer treatments and options for clinical trials.

Invisible Bugs In Kansas City Are Jumping Out of Trees to Bite People

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 20:50:44 EDT

Millions of tiny eight-legged bugs, small enough to pass through window screens, are falling from trees in Kansas City—and biting people.

Major Investor Sues Theranos

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:29:24 EDT

Hedge fund accuses embattled company of a “series of lies” to attract investment of nearly $100 million.

Community Health Systems Retrenches

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:37:14 EDT

Community Health Systems spent more than a decade carrying out a buying spree to become one of the biggest hospital operators in the U.S. But hefty debt and one big miscalculation are prompting the company to rapidly abandon that position.

Alnylam Says Trial of Patisiran Can Continue Following Revusiran Halt

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:35:34 EDT

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. said a phase 3 trial for one of its drugs would continue, potentially easing investor concerns over the safety of its portfolio.

Study May Boost Use of Merck Lung-Cancer Drug

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 09:44:21 EDT

Patients with advanced lung cancer who took Merck’s immune-boosting drug Keytruda as their first treatment lived longer on average than those who received chemotherapy, a new study shows.

Insulin-Price Increases Reflect Role of Health-Care Middlemen

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 22:06:48 EDT

Insulin prices are soaring, creating pain for patients whose life depends on the injectable drug—yet most of the revenue from the increases isn’t going to the drug manufacturers, it is largely being collected by the middlemen.

Mylan to Pay $465 Million in EpiPen Settlement

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 19:10:30 EDT

Mylan agreed to pay $465 million to settle allegations it overcharged the government for its EpiPen products, the latest move by the embattled pharmaceuticals firm to quell the furor over its pricing practices.

Molina Outperforms Rivals in ACA Marketplaces

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:13:31 EDT

Molina Healthcare has done relatively well in the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces. Molina’s approach involves rigorous cost control, limited networks of doctors and hospitals and close management of patients’ health.

Perdue Farms Eliminated All Antibiotics From Its Chicken Supply

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 18:03:24 EDT

Perdue Farms eliminated all antibiotics from its chicken supply, the company’s chairman said, in a move he said makes the Maryland company the first major poultry supplier to take such a step.

Pfizer to Sell New York Headquarters By End of 2017

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:22:20 EDT

Pfizer has told employees that it will leave its longtime headquarters and look for a new office building in Manhattan, a spokeswoman said.

Theranos Retreats From Blood Tests

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:43:51 EDT

In a dramatic retreat, Theranos, the company led by Elizabeth Holmes, will shut down its blood-testing facilities and shed more than 40% of its workforce as it shifts to developing products for outside labs.

Lawmakers Accuse Mylan of Overcharging Government for EpiPen

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 22:36:14 EDT

The federal government says that Mylan NV has overcharged the federal-state Medicaid program by millions of dollars over five years for its emergency auto-injector product called the EpiPen.

The Pill Makers Next Door

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 12:38:00 EDT

Ingredients for the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl are so easy to obtain that mom-and-pop drug labs are cropping up around the country, Breaking Bad-style.

Alnylam Shares Plunge as a Drug Candidate Is Discontinued

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 18:35:02 EDT

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’ shares dropped after discontinued development of its rare-disease treatment revusiran following unfavorable clinical trial data.

Bill Clinton's Health-Care Comments Fuel GOP Attacks

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 22:34:35 EDT

Former President Bill Clinton’s remarks Monday about problems with the Affordable Care Act reverberated through House and Senate races this week.

J&J Warns Insulin Pump Vulnerable to Cyber Hacking

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 16:32:02 EDT

Johnson & Johnson has warned diabetes patients and doctors that one of its insulin pumps is vulnerable to cyber hacking.

FDA Warns on Hepatitis C Drugs

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 10:17:29 EDT

The Food and Drug Administration is warning about the risk of reactivation of hepatitis B among patients who have had that disease and who are taking some prominent and expensive newer medicines for hepatitis C.

AstraZeneca's Brilinta Fails Arterial Disease Drug Trial

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:21:38 EDT

AstraZeneca cut its sales target for prescription blood-thinning medicine Brilinta after it failed to show a benefit over standard treatment in peripheral artery disease in a large clinical trial.

Antitobacco Groups Sue to Require Graphic Labels on Cigarette Packs

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 15:09:07 EDT

Antitobacco groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to push the agency to require graphic warning labels on cigarettes.

Samsung BioLogics IPO Could Value Firm at $8.2 Billion

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:20:44 EDT

Samsung Group’s biologic drug manufacturing arm announced fresh details on its plans for a November listing, the same day its subsidiary said it had sought European approval for a near-replica of top-selling cancer drug Herceptin.

Why Watching Silly Cat Videos Is Good for You

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:29:56 EDT

A host of new research shows that social media has many positive benefits. Sharing about events can make you remember them, and opening up about feeling down can lead to more support.

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:53:47 EDT

A Japanese biologist was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for elucidating how the body’s cells deal with and recycle waste, a discovery that has paved the way for research on treatment for neurological and other diseases.

Tenet to Pay $514 Million to Settle Kickback Allegations

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 13:55:04 EDT

Tenet Healthcare said it would pay states and the federal government $514 million to settle allegations that its hospitals in Georgia and South Carolina paid kickbacks for obstetric referrals.

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Cuts Jobs; CEO Resigns

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:30:06 EDT

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals said it would slash 22% of its workforce and its chief executive resigned amid a new turnaround plan to accelerate the drugmaker’s pipeline and shore up its finances.

Mylan Tapped for More Information on EpiPen Price Figures

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 20:24:24 EDT

A U.S. House committee sent a letter to Mylan demanding a fuller explanation of why the company omitted key information that it used to calculate the profit figure for the lifesaving EpiPen drug that its chief executive provided during a congressional hearing last month.

Community Health Systems Adopts Poison Pill

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 18:02:55 EDT

Community Health Systems said it has adopted a poison pill, two weeks after it said it is exploring a deal and as a Chinese billionaire has been building a stake in the company.

Drugmakers Point Finger at Middlemen for Rising Drug Prices

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 12:43:10 EDT

As U.S. drug prices rise, drugmakers are playing down their role, instead heaping blame on the middlemen who help determine how medicines are priced.

Novo Nordisk Bets on Riskier Insulin Research

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 19:28:18 EDT

Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk is moving into the complex and more expensive business of inventing new forms of insulin, which would bring it closer to the riskier drug-discovery activities of the wider pharmaceutical industry.

Depomed Gets Favorable Nucynta Patent Decision

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:46:22 EDT

Depomed Inc. said it received a favorable court decision on its patents for its Nucynta painkiller products and expected the ruling would result in market exclusivity through 2025.

GlaxoSmithKline to Pay $20 Million to Settle SEC Bribery Probe

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 12:52:53 EDT

GlaxoSmithKline PLC agreed to pay $20 million to settle charges that the drugmaker’s Chinese subsidiaries engaged in bribery schemes to increase sales in the Asian country, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday.

Honest Co. to Drop Disputed Ingredient in Cleaning Products

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 16:55:58 EDT

Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. is reformulating its laundry detergent and other cleaners, removing an ingredient that has created controversy for the company over its product claims.

For Small-Town Cops, Opioid Scourge Hits Close to Home

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:59:16 EDT

A flood of fentanyl and heroin is straining local budgets, putting police at risk as drug networks spread.

FDA Approves Medtronic's New Automated Insulin Pump

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:30:17 EDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it has approved an insulin pump by medical device company Medtronic that automatically manages glucose levels within a target range.

Intra-Cellular Therapies Shares Plunge After Disappointing Drug Trial Results

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:46:28 EDT

Intra-Cellular Therapies said its lead drug candidate had a similar rate of effectiveness to placebo in a Phase 3 schizophrenia trial.

Varying Sick-Leave Laws Vex Some Employers

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:03:17 EDT

Across the country, new laws are requiring paid sick leave for more workers, but employers are having a hard time keeping up with regulations that differ in each jurisdiction.

Making Sense of the Salt Shaker

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:04:33 EDT

Chefs and home cooks are shaking their heads over federal recommendations to reduce sodium intake to the equivalent of one teaspoon of table salt a day.

Mylan's EpiPen Pretax Profits 60% Higher Than Number Told to Congress

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:50:00 EDT

Mylan says that the $100 profit per two-pack of its EpiPen injectors presented by CEO Heather Bresch to Congress last week is actually 60% higher.

Medical Record Mix-Ups a Common Problem

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:49:31 EDT

Patient-identification mix-ups are common and can have deadly consequences, according to a report from the ECRI Institute, a nonprofit research group that studies patient safety.

The Revolution in EMS Care

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:12:47 EDT

Thanks to new technology, new life-saving techniques and new missions, ambulance crews are far from the ‘horizontal taxicabs’ they once were.

Physicians and Physicists Join to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:30:57 EDT

By bringing together experts from different fields, scientists seek answers to complex medical problems.

Why Hospitals Want More Personal Data About Patients

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:11:46 EDT

In an effort to predict health problems, providers look at a much broader range of personal information.

How an iPhone Flashlight Led to a Low-Cost Surgical Tool

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:52:59 EDT

A cheap device could make surgery more available in poorer countries.

Sick Children Face Danger From Medication Errors

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:37:37 EDT

Younger patients are vulnerable to mistakes made in how much medicine to give and when to give it.

The Key to Health-Care Innovation in Developing Nations

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:19:10 EDT

Success depends on understanding the conditions and resources of the local community.

New Devices Let Doctors Make House Calls---Remotely

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:36:43 EDT

Diagnostic gadgets let patients do tests at home and send the information to a doctor.

Technology and Health Care: The View From HHS

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:33:59 EDT

Chief Technology Officer Susannah Fox discusses the need to create a culture of innovation

Nuclear-Imaging Tests Show Promise in Finding Cancer

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:36:49 EDT

New tests could lead to more accurate prognosis and treatment of prostate cancer, among others.

How 'Wellness Coaching' Can Break Unhealthy Habits

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:37:50 EDT

Some research suggests wellness coaching can help people change behaviors—at least in the short term.

Merck's Keytruda Finds Fast Entry Into China Via Medical-Tourism Push

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 03:04:33 EDT

Merck’s immunotherapy cancer drug Keytruda is finding its way into China as the first imported drug approved for use under a pilot program on the resort island of Hainan intended to boost medical tourism.

Breakthrough Gene Tool Attracts Investors Amid Patent Dispute

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:13:49 EDT

Companies are seeking to capitalize on a hot new gene technology, though a high-stakes patent dispute has yet to be settled. The gene-editing tool, known as Crispr-Cas9, serves as a kind of multipurpose molecular scissors that can cut DNA.

Mylan CEO Faces Tough Questioning in EpiPen Hearing

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:16:12 EDT

Mylan NV CEO Heather Bresch faced tough questioning Wednesday from Republicans and Democrats in Congress probing price increases for the EpiPen allergy treatment.

Zuckerberg Family Fund to Invest $3 Billion in Research Technology

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:54:26 EDT

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan on Wednesday committed to invest more than $3 billion over the next decade to build technology that can speed up research on disease.

Anthem, Cigna Accuse Each Other of Merger Breach

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:53:30 EDT

Anthem and Cigna have accused one another of violating the terms of their merger agreement, according to a legal filing by the Justice Department.

Reckitt Benckiser Apologizes for Disinfectant Deaths

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:41:20 EDT

More than 100 people, mainly pregnant women and infants, are known to have been killed in South Korea by Reckitt’s humidifier disinfectant.

Allergan to Buy Tobira Therapeutics in $1.7 Billion Deal

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:40:58 EDT

Allergan agreed to acquire Tobira Therapeutics, which focuses on therapies for liver diseases, in a deal worth as much as $1.7 billion, or 19 times Tobira’s previous market value.

GlaxoSmithKline Names Emma Walmsley as Next CEO

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:55:04 EDT

GlaxoSmithKline said its head of consumer health care, Emma Walmsley, will succeed Andrew Witty as chief executive next year.

U.S. Court Throws Out Judgment Against Chinese Vitamin C Makers

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:15:12 EDT

A federal appeals court threw out a $147 million civil price fixing judgment against Chinese makers of vitamin C, ruling the companies weren’t liable in U.S. courts because they were acting under the direction of Chinese authorities.

Bullish Bayer Boss Defends Monsanto Deal

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:44:20 EDT

Germany’s Bayer is targeting increased sales and earnings growth over the next few years at its drug and crop-science businesses, just days after announcing a planned $66 billion takeover of U.S. seed supplier Monsanto.

Florida Declares Miami's Wynwood Neighborhood Zika Free

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:34:59 EDT

Florida authorities said they no longer believe mosquitoes are spreading the Zika virus in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, despite the expanded potential transmission zone in nearby Miami Beach.

Sanofi Files Suit Against Merck

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:19:19 EDT

Sanofi said it filed a lawsuit against Merck & Co. for alleged patent infringements to prevent the U.S. drugmaker from launching a rival version of the French pharmaceutical giant’s best-selling diabetes treatment Lantus.

Community Health Systems Exploring Alternatives

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:08:39 EDT

Community Health Systems, one of the largest U.S. hospital companies, is exploring a deal after struggling to digest its acquisition of Health Management Associates.

FDA Approves Sarepta's Dystrophy Drug

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 20:27:49 EDT

The FDA gave accelerated approval to the first drug for the crippling disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy, from Sarepta, after sharp disagreements within the agency.