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  • WHO Declares H1N1 Pandemic

    (WGN-AM)- The World Health Organization told its member nations it was declaring a swine flu pandemic today -- the first global flu epidemic in 41 years -- as infections climbed in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere. In a...
  • Report: Swine Flu Has Infected 1 Million Americans

    Report: Swine Flu Has Infected 1 Million Americans
    At least 1 million Americans have now contracted the novel H1N1 influenza, according to mathematical models prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while data from the field indicates that the virus is continuing to spread even...
  • 'Economy in shambles:' Time to buy

     
    by Mark Silva When Warren Buffett says things are bad, things are bad. And Buffett says the economy is ":in shambles.'' Buffett, the 78-year-old multibillionaire from Omaha with the Midas touch of an investor who has made millionaires of his......
  • First swine flu shots shipped

     
    The first injectable vaccines against the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus have been shipped, about two weeks earlier than expected. "The first truck left today" from a factory in Swiftwater, Pa., Chris Viehbacher, chief executive of the French...
  • Obesity drugs lumber toward marketplace

     
    About this time last year, we were reporting on the failure of several investigational weight-loss medications. They included Sanofi-Aventis' rimonabant as well as two other drugs that aimed to work by blocking cannabinoid receptors in the brain. However,...
  • FDA commissioner reassures doctors about swine flu vaccine safety

     
    Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, sent a letter to all U.S. physicians today thanking them for their help in combating the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus and reassuring them about the safety of the vaccine......
  • 800,000 swine flu doses for very young children recalled, but it's not a safety issue

     
    Vaccine manufacturer Sanofi-Aventis is recalling 800,000 doses of vaccine against the pandemic H1N1 virus meant for children younger than 3 because the vaccine has lost potency since it was shipped from the factory. "This is non-safety related, but is...
  • What's in Gold Bond? A powder by any other name …

     
    Paris-based drug giant Sanofi-Aventis made waves today when it announced the $1.9 billion acquisition of Chattem Inc., humble maker of Selsun Blue shampoo and Gold Bond medicated powder. Business pundits wondered what a high-end international...
  • New drug offers last-ditch hope for prostate cancer patients

     
    An experimental drug called cabazitaxel increases survival by 30% in men with advanced prostate cancer that has become resistant to all other forms of treatment, researchers will report Friday at a San Francisco meeting called the 2010 Genitourinary...
  • Swine Flu Vaccine for Children is Recalled

    Swine Flu Vaccine for Children is Recalled
    ATLANTA -- Hundreds of thousands of swine flu shots for children have been recalled because tests indicate the vaccine doses lost some strength, government health officials said Tuesday. The shots, made by Sanofi Pasteur, were distributed across the...
  • Sanofi Drug Shows Promise Against Prostate Cancer

    Sanofi Drug Shows Promise Against Prostate Cancer
    A study suggests that an experimental drug may modestly extend the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer who are no longer responding to other treatments. The drug, cabazitaxel (kuh-BAH-zuh-TAX-uhl), helped men live an average of 10 weeks longer...