Medicine


House Rejects GOP Bill Easing Use of Unproven Drugs

The House rejected legislation Tuesday easing how experimental drugs are provided to people with terminal illnesses, as Democrats calling the bill risky and misleading overcame support from President Donald Trump…

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Toronto Community Turns Out in Life Support Case

As an Ontario court weighed whether a Toronto hospital could remove life support from 25-year-old Shalom Ouanounou, hundreds of members of the local Orthodox community turned out in a show…

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Insulin Quality Questions Have Diabetes Experts Scrambling

Preliminary research suggesting that some diabetes patients may be injecting medicine that has partially disintegrated is causing concern even as serious questions are raised about the research itself. The study…

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Not-For-Profit Generics Threaten Teva Sales

A new, nonprofit, generic-drug company, representing some 450 hospitals in the U.S., poses a potential threat to Teva Pharmaceuticals, which has for years dominated the generic sector, Globes reported on…

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IV Bag Shortage Has Hospitals Scrambling to Treat Flu

An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of a nasty flu season. Supplies from factories in storm-ravaged…

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FDA: Drugmaker Ignored Bad Quality Tests in India

U.S. regulators warned Fresenius after the company’s Indian plant that makes cancer-drug ingredients for the U.S. market aborted hundreds of drug-quality tests because they seemed like they were going to…

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In Medical First, Israeli Surgeons Regrow Bone

In an unprecedent surgical feat, doctors at HaEmek Hospital in the northern Israeli town of Afula took fat cells from a patient, grew them in a lab, and injected them…

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