Health and Wellness
Members of a group accused of generating $650 million in revenue by selling prescription drugs not approved by the FDA to pharmacies in the U.S. have been arrested in one of the largest cases of its kind, federal officials said Thursday.
Eli Lilly & Co. said Thursday that it stopped one late-stage trial of its experimental drug tabalumab as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.
Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too.
In an effort to ease the burden of being stricken with a debilitating condition, the Social Security Administration is expanding a program that fast-tracks disability claims by people who get serious illnesses such as cancer, early-onset Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease — claims that could take months or years to approve in the past.
It's health care brinksmanship, with hundreds of billions of dollars and the well-being of millions of people at stake.
The now familiar term "Asperger's disorder" is being dropped. And abnormally bad and frequent temper tantrums will be given a scientific-sounding diagnosis called DMDD. But "dyslexia" and other learning disorders remain.
5- to 14-year-olds most affected, officials say
As of Friday, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services had reported 2,088 flu cases since the start of flu season in September. This number is nearly 10 times the five-season average for this time of year.
Health insurance companies will have to pay to play in new health insurance markets coming under President Barack Obama's health care law, the administration said in a regulatory notice issued Friday.
Problem-plagued Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. has halted production of generic cholesterol drug Lipitor while it investigates how tiny glass particles got into the ingredients used for dozens of batches of the drug that were recalled in November. It was Ranbaxy's second recall of the drug, called atorvastatin, since August.
Younger generations might not recognize the characters popularized by comedian Gilda Radner. Nor might they remember Radner herself, an original cast member of "Saturday Night Live" who died 23 years ago and for whom a national cancer support group is named.
Medical groups see thousands of new jobs by 2014; Nixon to address issue today
Missouri medical groups launched a campaign Wednesday to expand Medicaid coverage to thousands of working adults, citing a study estimating the expansion largely funded by federal money could lead to 24,000 new jobs across the state.
A seven-year-old girl suffering from leukemia is one of Oregon's youngest medical marijuana patients.
Mammograms have done surprisingly little to catch deadly breast cancers before they spread, a big U.S. study finds. At the same time, more than a million women have been treated for cancers that never would have threatened their lives, researchers estimate.
A drug company with the same founders as a compounding pharmacy tied to a deadly meningitis outbreak on Friday agreed with state regulators to remain closed through the end of the year.
The head of the Massachusetts health department said investigators still don't know why state regulators backed off a severe penalty against a pharmacy now implicated in a deadly meningitis outbreak.
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Federal regulators said Thursday that they’ve found more contamination in drugs made by a pharmacy tied to a deadly meningitis outbreak.
State officials said Tuesday they found unclean conditions including visible black specks of fungus in steroids and a leaking boiler near what was supposed to be a clean room at a pharmacy linked to a deadly outbreak of meningitis.
Europe’s top drug regulator announced Tuesday it is taking action against pharmaceutical giant Roche for allegedly failing to properly report the side effects of 19 drugs being used on U.S. patients.
Vilinda York lies in her hospital bed, facing a dry-erase board that lists in green marker her name, her four doctors and a smiley face. Also on the board is this: "Anticipated date of discharge: NOT YET DETERMINED."