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  • Chronic illness education offered for patients, others in Newport News

    Chronic illness education offered for patients, others in Newport News
    Preventing and managing chronic diseases has taken center stage with local health systems trying to control costs and improve outcomes for patients. Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital offers free diabetes management classes on the second and fourth...
  • Wedded: Courtney Munzer and Lee Spence

    Wedded: Courtney Munzer and Lee Spence
    Wedding date: May 18, 2013 Her story: Courtney Munzer, 24, grew up in Middletown, Del. She is a pediatric nurse at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in Norfolk, Va. Her mother, Deborah Munzer, works at AstraZeneca, a biopharmaceutical company,...
  • FDA approves new diabetes medication

    FDA approves new diabetes medication
    The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved U.S. marketing of the drug dapagliflozin, the second of a new class of medications that aim to improve glycemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes. The drug will be marketed under the name...
  • FDA says new cholesterol drugs may not need outcome studies

    FDA says new cholesterol drugs may not need outcome studies
    Members of an experimental class of cholesterol-lowering drugs could get U.S. regulatory approval based on their ability to lower "bad" cholesterol, and may not need to show that they reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, the Food and Drug...
  • Drug maker Merck laying off 8,500 in strategy overhaul

    Drug maker Merck laying off 8,500 in strategy overhaul
    Merck & Co., the second-largest drug maker by sales, said Tuesday it will lay off 8,500 employees in a strategy overhaul to revamp its research and development efforts.  That's on top of a previous announcement that the Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based...
  • MedImmune expands research with universities

    MedImmune expands research with universities
    Biotechnology company MedImmune said Tuesday it has expanded a bioresearch collaboration it started with the University of System of Maryland. The Gaithersburg company, a development arm of AstraZeneca, started the partnership with the University of...
  • Drug maker Pfizer says profit fell 15% as it pursues AstraZeneca

    Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. reported its first quarter earnings fell 15% as the company struggled with expiring patents and increasing competition from generic drugs. The disappointing news added urgency to the New York company's efforts to acquire...
  • Gene could explain why treatments fail some with asthma

    Gene could explain why treatments fail some with asthma
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Genetic differences could explain why some 40 percent of people with asthma do not respond to inhaled steroids used to achieve long-term asthma control. U.S. researchers have found that asthma patients who inherited two copies of a...
  • Drug companies pay $25 million to Illinois doctors

    Drug companies pay $25 million to Illinois doctors
    At least three dozen doctors in Illinois received payments and perks exceeding $100,000 from drug companies between 2009 and early 2011, according to an updated database that now includes information from a dozen pharmaceutical firms. Doctors in the...
  • Asthma drugs may increase attacks in kids: report

    Asthma drugs may increase attacks in kids: report
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One class of drugs used to prevent wheezing and shortness of breath in people with asthma may increase kids' risk of being hospitalized for an asthma attack, according to a new analysis from the U.S. Food and Drug...
  • Inhaling steroids stunts growth, but not much

    Inhaling steroids stunts growth, but not much
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Adults who took inhaled steroids as children to control their asthma may be shorter than they otherwise would have been, but only by a little, U.S. researchers said on Monday. Results of a long-term asthma study found that children...