Medicine


Israel Leads the Way in Predictive Analytics

A new digital research institute will utilize patients’ medical information gathered from the national health funds to predict colon cancer and other diseases, Globes reported on Thursday. Biomed investor Morris…

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Once-Conjoined Twins Go to Rehab 9 Weeks After Surgery

Formerly conjoined twins Jadon and Anias McDonald have transferred to a new hospital to begin rehabilitation nine weeks after being separated. The twins were separated in a 20-hour procedure at…

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U.S. Files First Charges in Generic Drug Price-Fixing Probe

The Justice Department accused two executives of colluding with other generic pharmaceutical companies to fix prices, the first criminal charges stemming from a sweeping two-year investigation. Jeffrey Glazer, a former…

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Teva Faces Total Loss in Mexico

The Israeli drug giant Teva may have to write off a $2.3 billion investment in a Mexican company, after local health authorities shut down its factory, Globes reported on Monday.…

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Pfizer Net Plunges 38 Percent, Misses Street 3Q Forecasts

Drugmaker Pfizer’s third-quarter profit plunged 38 percent as higher spending and a slew of acquisition-related charges more than offset higher sales, sending its shares down before the stock market opened.…

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Bristol-Myers Tops Street 3Q Forecasts

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $1.2 billion. The New York-based company said it had profit of 72 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were…

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Assembly Committee Advances Assisted Suicide Bill in NJ

Legislation that would allow physicians to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients was overwhelmingly approved in a committee hearing on Thursday. A previous version of the bill passed the…

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NJ Assisted Suicide Bill to Head for Committee Hearing

Legislation that would allow physicians to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients is scheduled for a committee hearing on Thursday. A previous form of the bill passed the New…

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Superthreat

One major hazard to human wellbeing today has nothing to do with crime, war or terrorism. In fact, it is invisible, but lethal all the same. The threat is “superbugs,”…

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