BeiGene prices lymphoma drug at $12,935 for a 30-day supply

(Reuters) - China-based drugmaker BeiGene Ltd on Friday priced its drug, Brukinsa, to treat a rare form of lymphoma at $12,935 for a 30-day supply. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the drug, giving a boost to...

Despite safety guidelines, too many kids get hurt by lawnmowers

(Reuters Health) - Many children are injured by lawnmowers despite safety guidelines in place to prevent these accidents, and kids in rural communities are most at risk, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on 1,302 lawnmower injuries in children...

When insurance covers IVF, more women use it

(Reuters Health) - When insurance covers in vitro fertilization, more women struggling with infertility, especially those with limited financial resources, will use the method to improve their chances of having a baby, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when...

Oklahoma judge reduces Johnson & Johnson opioid payout to $465 million

(Reuters) - An Oklahoma judge on Friday said Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) must pay that state $465 million for fueling the opioid epidemic through the deceptive marketing of painkillers, down from his original award of $572 million. FILE PHOTO: The...

Novartis sickle-cell drug gets U.S. FDA approval

(Reuters) - Novartis AG on Friday won U.S. approval for its experimental sickle cell disease drug, Adakveo, making it the first of several proposed new therapies designed to offer lasting relief for patients with the debilitating blood disease to get...

Oklahoma judge reduces Johnson & Johnson payout in opioid case to $465 million

FILE PHOTO: The company logo for Johnson & Johnson is displayed on a screen to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the company's listing at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters)...

Trump says U.S. states will be able to buy prescription drugs abroad

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump departs for campaign travel to Louisiana from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would...

Women in prison have higher rates of HPV, cervical cancer

(Reuters Health) - Across the world, imprisoned women have higher rates of cervical cancer and the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection that can lead to cancer, according to a research review. Screening and treatment could address these problems in an especially...

Congo president says Ebola outbreak should be over this year

Congo's President Felix Antoine Tshilombo Tshisekedi gestures during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch BERLIN (Reuters) - An outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic...

ResTORbio stops testing lead drug for respiratory illness; shares crash

(Reuters) - Shares of drug developer ResTORbio Inc plunged more than 80% to a record low on Friday after a late-stage trial failure prompted the company to abandon testing its lead drug as a treatment for respiratory illness. The company,...
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