WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 1:56 P.M.
Illinois regulators have yanked a suburban Chicago doctor’s license for running a cash-only pill mill and prescribing vast amounts of fentanyl and other addictive painkillers to patients in 11 states.
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 11:33 A.M.
Officials have confirmed four cases of mumps in Oregon’s Marion County. That’s the most in any one year in a decade.
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 8:03 A.M.
The agency that administers Medicaid in Washington state has reached a tentative settlement of a class-action lawsuit that sought broader coverage of expensive hepatitis C drugs.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 12:43 P.M.
Juno Therapeutics again halted its study of an experimental leukemia treatment Wednesday after two more patients died of complications.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 9:03 A.M.
Eli Lilly & Co.’s experimental Alzheimer’s treatment failed to slow the progression of the neurodegenerative disease, yet another setback to drugmakers and researchers who continue to seek a way to …
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 9:46 A.M.
Researchers say a severe birth defect caused by a Zika infection may not be apparent at birth but develop months afterward, further confirmation that the virus can cause unseen damage …
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 10:13 A.M.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley says pharmaceutical company Mylan is declining to testify at his committee’s hearing next week on a settlement between the company and the Justice Department over …
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 7:42 A.M.
Novartis is in talks to acquire U.S. generic-drugs maker Amneal Pharmaceuticals as the Swiss health-care company seeks to bolster its Sandoz business amid consolidation in the industry, according to people …
MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2016, 4:02 P.M.
A team of scientists has used a powerful new gene-editing technique to fix the mutation that causes sickle cell disease, a key step toward a cure for the deadly immune …
SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2016, 10:45 A.M.
About 80,000 people get some form of vibriosis every year, usually from eating raw or undercooked shellfish, according to the Centers for Disease Control. For most, the worst symptoms are …
FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2016, 10:21 A.M.
The health insurer Cigna has agreed to end a policy that required physicians to fill out extra paperwork before they could give patients a drug used to treat opioid addiction.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 11:05 A.M.
UnitedHealth Group has hiked its 2016 earnings forecast again after its profit swelled 23 percent to nearly $2 billion in the third quarter, helped by gains both in and outside …
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016, 4:59 P.M.
A new building for the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic opened in August at WSU-Spokane’s campus. The clinic will train the region’s next generation of health care workers while expanding care …
THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016, 5:15 P.M.
Hormone-blocking drugs for prostate cancer may increase men’s chances for developing dementia, a large study suggests.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 1:09 P.M.
The Oregon Health Authority is requesting a more than 50 percent increase in its state funding next year as sources of federal funding dry up.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016, 6:27 P.M.
Kids may get more of a sting from flu vaccination this fall: Doctors are gearing up to give shots only, because U.S. health officials say the easy-to-use nasal spray version …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016, 11:28 A.M.
New York’s attorney general says his office is investigating Mylan Pharmaceuticals, which has been criticized for steep price increases for its emergency allergy treatment EpiPen.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 4, 2016
As sky-high EpiPen costs show, price gouging of patients by greedy drug companies is one part of our dysfunctional health care system. Another is what may appear to be the …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 12:41 P.M.
More than 90 historic buildings and landmarks across the United States and Canada are being illuminated in colors representing a big cancer fundraiser.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 11:43 A.M.
Health officials are warnings doctors and patients about the potentially fatal consequences of mixing prescription painkillers and popular sedatives like Valium and Xanax, which can lead to breathing problems, coma …
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 2:09 P.M.
Lawmakers are demanding more information on why the price for lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed.
MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016, 12:45 P.M.
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. is paying $14 billion to buy Medivation Inc., a San Francisco biotech company that sells a high-priced prostate cancer medication discovered by UCLA.
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 2:10 P.M.
Florida’s governor has announced four new cases of Zika virus infection that health officials believe were spread by mosquitoes in a Miami neighborhood.
TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2016, 1:36 P.M.
Drinking water has been shut off at two Medford schools after officials said tests revealed it contained too much lead.
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016, 11:33 A.M.
SAN ANTONIO DEL TACHIRA, Venezuela – Tens of thousands of Venezuelans, some of whom drove through the night in caravans, crossed the border into Colombia on Sunday to hunt for …
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016, 2:13 P.M.
A New York City woman infected her male partner with Zika virus through sex, the first time female-to-male transmission of the germ has been documented.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 12:06 P.M.
Juno Therapeutics and its CEO, Hans E. Bishop, are being named in a lawsuit over whether the biotechnology company misled investors about the death of a patient in a key …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 1:39 P.M.
The city of Chicago and Pfizer announced an agreement Wednesday committing the drugmaker to disclosing the serious risks of addiction in its marketing of prescription opioid painkillers.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 6:31 A.M.
More Americans will now have access to a drug that could help treat their opioid addiction, Sylvia Burwell, U.S. secretary of health and human services, announced Tuesday, even as she …
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016, 2:39 P.M.
Rising drug prices are creating anxiety for patients, politicians and physicians across the country, with little relief in sight.