| Jul 15, 2012
| 8:05 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - At an ill-fated press conference in 1984, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler boldly predicted an effective AIDS vaccine would be available within just two years.
But a string of failed attempts - punctuated by a...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 11:50 AM
The price of Seattle Genetics Inc's blood cancer drug Adcetris could top $100,000 for a course of treatment, becoming the latest cancer medicine to come at a high cost.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave its nod to Adcetris, the first...
| May 23, 2011
| 3:53 PM
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's highly anticipated hepatitis C drug won U.S. approval, promising far higher cure rates for the liver-destroying disease and setting up a head-to-head marketing battle with a rival new medicine from Merck & Co.
Incivek, a pill...
| Nov 7, 2009
Teenagers and young adults suffering from severe, scarring acne may ultimately lose the most effective treatment for the condition.
FOR THE RECORD:
Accutane's side effects: An article in Saturday's Section A about the possibility of...