Medicine


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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Pfizer Beats 3Q Net Forecasts on Lower Charges, Higher Sales

Pfizer doubled its third-quarter profit, thanks to slightly higher sales, lower one-time charges and reduced spending on production and administration. The drug giant edged past Wall Street’s profit expectations and…

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Israeli Doctor Chosen to Head World Medical Association

Dr. Leonid Eidelman, chairman of the Israel Medical Association, was voted to head the World Medical Association at its most recent meeting in October. Eidelman, who heads the anesthesiology department…

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