| Aug 11, 2014
| 7:03 PM
A French pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay up to $925 million for the right to market Afrezza, the recently approved inhaled insulin treatment for diabetes developed by MannKind Corp. of Valencia.
Sanofi, based in Paris, said it would pay $150...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Bent and Henni Christensen consider themselves patriotic Americans and strong supporters of Medicare.
Nevertheless, the Huntington Beach couple buy most of their prescription drugs from an online Canadian pharmacy at prices much lower than in the United...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:06 AM
Hospira Inc., a pharmaceutical and medical device maker, posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit on higher sales of specialty injectable drugs, and raised its full-year outlook.
The company's net income more than doubled to $70.9 million, or 42...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:12 PM
There's an ancient adage that in war, truth is the first casualty. The war being waged over the federal budget, mostly by Republicans fighting with themselves, is a perfect example.
The biggest untruth may be that by pressing their demands the...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:41 PM
WASHINGTON — B. Braun Medical and other makers of medical devices cried foul over a 2.3 percent tax imposed on their industry by Obamacare, saying it could force them to cut jobs, move overseas and stop growth.
Seven months since its...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:40 PM
In one of the biggest acquisitions in South Florida's bio-medical industry, Stryker Corp. announced Wednesday it will buy Davie-based startup Mako Surgical Corp. in a $1.65 billion deal.
Mako has yet to turn a profit.
The purchase shines a positive...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:39 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mobile dermatology applications may help people learn about UV rays or keep tabs on their moles, but they are not a substitute for seeing a doctor, researchers said Wednesday.
They searched online stores and found over 200...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 4:54 PM
School Activities/Clubs: track, Photography Club
Community: peer tutor, Illumination Foundation
Awards/Honors: Most Valuable Player varsity track 2012, Best Varsity Jumper 2010-11
Hobbies/Interests: guitar, golf, skiing,...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Gov. Rick Scott stopped by .decimal, Inc. (pronounced "dot-decimal"), a medical device manufacturing facility in Sanford, Monday. Scott was in town to pitch his plan to eliminate sales taxes that manufacturers pay on equipment purchases in Florida. Later,...
| May 7, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Some talented humans can fold their tongues into a three-leaf clover, but some bats accomplish an even greater feat: Hair-like structures on their tongue tips stand to attention when they lap up nectar, allowing them to collect more.
This "nectar mop,"...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Government leaders are asking us to out-innovate, out-export and out-work our competitors in order for the United States to turn this economy around. But what if our own government was instituting policies that proved to be some of the biggest obstacles...