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Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:40:20 EDTA Canadian research team found low doses of the blood thinner rivaroxaban, marketed as Xarelto from Johnson & Johnson unit Janssen Pharmaceuticals, reduced the risk of blood clot recurrence by about 70% compared with aspirin, without increasing the risk of bleeding.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:52:13 EDTPaul Ryan expressed confidence that the Republican health-care plan will pass the House later this week, saying his party’s lawmakers are working to make changes to the bill to address remaining concerns, including providing more assistance to older Americans.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:11:20 EDTA federal analysis of a Republican health plan that shows it would leave millions more uninsured has a silver lining for GOP leaders: In general, premiums under their proposal would eventually come down for younger people.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:24:52 EDTRepublican senators, alarmed by a nonpartisan report showing millions would lose insurance under the GOP health-care plan, warned Tuesday that the bill wouldn’t become law without fundamental changes.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:09:27 EDTDemocrats, after playing defense on health care for nearly a decade, are trying to turn the issue to their advantage in next year’s midterm elections, targeting in particular lawmakers who have already voted for the GOP health bill.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:28:12 EDTThe benefits of an opioid painkiller linked to a 2015 HIV outbreak in Indiana no longer outweigh the risks, a panel of advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded Tuesday.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:58:50 EDTFDA chief nominee Scott Gottlieb’s changes may pressure generic drug prices, but there are other positives for the sector.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:39:32 EDTThe number of Americans without health insurance would grow by 24 million under a House Republican proposal to topple most of the Affordable Care Act, according to a nonpartisan report that is likely to complicate GOP lawmakers’ efforts to unite around the plan.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:26:00 EDTWilliam Ackman’s Pershing Square sold its stake in struggling drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals, taking a roughly $4 billion loss and bringing to a close one of the most tortured sagas in hedge-fund history.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:32:20 EDTAstraZeneca is working with outside researchers to look for untapped potential in drugs that the company has shelved, part of a broader move to improve its research-and-development output.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:04:27 EDTSeema Verma, President Donald Trump’s pick to oversee the Medicare and Medicaid programs, won Senate confirmation in a largely party-line vote Monday, placing an advocate of overhauling Medicaid at the program’s helm.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:44:53 EDTNew York City will spend $38 million annually to combat an opioid epidemic that killed more than 1,000 New Yorkers last year, city officials said Monday.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:25:06 EDTThe House Republican effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act could hit many rural areas particularly hard, sharply increasing the cost for some residents buying their own insurance.
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 20:31:52 ESTAmericans now officially drink more bottled water than soda. It’s a shift that decades ago might have seemed unthinkable—that consumers would buy a packaged version of something that was free from a tap.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 07:36:10 ESTThough they are applauding the elimination of some taxes, insurers foresee problems from the cancellation of penalties for going without health coverage.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 20:39:55 ESTIncyte, which operates out of an old department store in Delaware, is one of the closest to market with a new class of immunotherapies.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 23:33:19 ESTA U.S. alliance formed last year by more than three dozen companies, including American Express Co., Johnson & Johnson and Macy’s Inc., is announcing its first plans aimed at lowering the companies’ health-care spending.
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:36:16 ESTAs Republicans dive into their politically risky push to undo the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Greg Walden is emerging as a key figure in the party’s attempt to rally around a new health-insurance system.
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:28:16 ESTThe first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza to strike a commercial poultry flock in more than a year has been found on a Tennessee chicken farm affiliated with Tyson Foods.
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:57:21 ESTA group of U.S. senators is examining Marathon Pharmaceuticals LLC’s decision to charge $89,000 in the U.S. for an old steroidal drug that costs a fraction of that overseas, the latest sign of growing scrutiny of the company.
Sun, 05 Mar 2017 21:04:51 ESTA 110-acre research complex in Bridgewater, N.J., seemed poised a few years ago to join the growing ranks of suburban office campuses left for dead, but a joint venture of investors is breathing life into the property.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 03:51:42 ESTThe founders of Swiss biotech company Actelion, which has been sold to J&J, are starting over again—creating a new biotech player with nearly $1 billion in capital, a deep-pocketed partner in J&J and soon, a stock listing in Zurich.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 10:11:39 ESTRoche shares rose sharply after the company reported a clinical trial success that could help cushion it against looming competition for Herceptin and boost sales for its newer Perjeta drug.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 10:12:19 ESTSeveral major U.S. drug companies, including Pfizer and Merck, have squelched an investor campaign aimed at forcing companies to disclose more information about when and why they raise prices.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:07:50 ESTJohnson & Johnson said it raised the list price of its prescription medicines by an average of 8.5% last year—and 3.5% after discounts—in the health-products company’s first effort to address criticism about the high cost of medicines by opening up about its drug-pricing practices.