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  • Should prisoners get expensive hepatitis C drugs?

    WASHINGTON If used widely, a new generation of antiviral drugs has the potential to wipe out the deadly hepatitis C virus in the United States. But the high price of the drugs might prevent their use in prisons, which house as many as one-third of those...
  • Chicago biotech sector lags other big cities, Abbvie CEO says

    Chicago biotech sector lags other big cities, Abbvie CEO says
    The biotechnology and innovation environment in Chicago lags that of the Boston, Mass.-area and California’s Bay Area, AbbVie Inc. Chief Executive Rick Gonzalez said Thursday. Gonzalez, speaking in Schaumburg at an Executives’ Club of...
  • Former Cedars-Sinai aide investigated in patient sexual assault cases

    Former Cedars-Sinai aide investigated in patient sexual assault cases
    A nursing assistant who worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting two patients while they were heavily medicated and too weak to resist, according to court records and interviews. The women came...
  • Learn how to save money on your prescription medications

    Are you getting the cheapest deal when you buy your medications? A better price is often available without your knowing it. "A little digging is all it takes to find out. But people hear that a co-pay is high, and they walk away without getting the drug,...
  • Tribute, Russia and gay marriage: Letters

    Tribute to a fallen hero My phone rang early Saturday morning. My brother-in-law greeted me with the sad news that my nephew Robert German had passed away. He was killed in the line of duty as a Windermere police officer. To most people who watch...
  • Farmington Girl Advocates For Bill Requiring Drug Drop-Off Boxes

    Farmington Girl Advocates For Bill Requiring Drug Drop-Off Boxes
    FARMINGTON — Julianna Tyner, 13, is on a mission to have a drop-off box for unwanted prescription drugs in every police department in the state. She has already raised money to place a drop-off box at the Farmington Police Department, and now she'...
  • Time To Demand Use Of Surgical Checklist

    A woman died at a surgical facility, and the anesthesiologist responsible was reprimanded and fined $7,500 [March 19, news, "Fatal Drug Error Leads To $7,500 Fine"]. The wrong medication was given (Lidocaine rather than Hespan) and the patient died of...
  • Spike in bacterial infection among dogs prompts call for vaccinations

    Spike in bacterial infection among dogs prompts call for vaccinations
    Florida veterinarians are reporting a troubling spike in cases of a potentially fatal bacterial infection among dogs — which can be spread to humans. The disease, leptospirosis, can infect dogs, raccoons, rodents, cattle, pigs and horses. Though...
  • New promise for migraine sufferers

    New promise for migraine sufferers
    Migraine disorder is an elephant in the room of medicine, says Dr. Andrew Charles, professor of neurology and director of the Headache Research and Treatment Program at UCLA. "All physicians — anybody in any kind of medical practice — knows...
  • Vacant Pfizer Building Will House Bioscience Incubator

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy dropped in at Muddy Waters Cafe in New London last November and wound up sitting with a group of about a half dozen local scientists hatching business plans over coffee. Muddy Waters is a great spot, Malloy said at a press...
  • Carnett: Progress in Parkinson's research gives hope

    April is national Parkinson's Awareness Month. I know a bit about Parkinson's disease; we've lived together for 17 years. My father had it for nine years. I received my own diagnosis eight years ago, just before he died. I have an uncle who's...