Medicine


FOCUS: New Weapons Against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

It’s frustrating enough when progress in medicine plods along slowly, but downright alarming when it starts to backslide. Bacterial infections were considered essentially conquered in the 20th century, and now…

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‘Save a Child’s Heart’ Doctors Honored at U.N.

A group of Israeli doctors have bypassed the region’s politics to save thousands of Palestinian children and those from 57 other countries by operating on their diseased hearts. The doctors…

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Amazon’s Attack on the Pharmacy Industry Has Begun

Online retail giant Amazon is entering the pharmacy business after months of speculation that the company could disrupt how prescription drugs are sold — the same way it upended bricks-and-mortar…

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Report: Israelis Wait Too Long for Specialists

A new Health Ministry study released last week shows that Israelis are required to wait excessive amounts of time in order to see a medical specialist. The report, published in…

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Trump Assails High Drug Prices, Avoids Direct Hit on Industry

President Donald Trump on Friday blasted drugmakers and healthcare “middlemen” for making prescription medicines unaffordable for Americans, but healthcare stocks rose as his administration avoided aggressive direct measures to cut…

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Valeant, a New Business Model and Now, a New Name

Valeant Pharmaceuticals, which fell under withering scrutiny after acquiring the rights to drugs and then drastically raising their prices, is changing its name. The Canadian company said Tuesday that it…

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Teva Buoyed by First Quarter Earnings

Israeli generic drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries says earnings jumped sharply in the first quarter of 2018 as it pressed forward with an aggressive cost-cutting program. Teva said it posted…

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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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