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  • New medicine offers another defense in the asthma war

    With the summer weather so unbelievably pleasant in the Lehigh Valley in recent weeks, it's been easy to forget how difficult it is for some folks to breathe around here. The good news for them is that they just got new help in their war against asthma....
  • State doesn't monitor syringe disposal at home

    Thousands of Pennsylvanians poke themselves each day with needles and lancets to treat or test for medical conditions such as diabetes, hepatitis and multiple sclerosis. They do this at home, school and work. In most places, there are no biohazard...
  • More defense in the asthma war

     
    With the summer weather so unbelievably pleasant in the Lehigh Valley in recent weeks, it's been easy to forget how difficult it is for some folks to breathe around here. The good news for them is that they just got new help in their war against asthma....
  • Protein Sciences Lands Distribution Deal For Flublok, Its Latest Flu Vaccine

    The chief executive of Protein Sciences announced Wednesday a major distribution agreement that will put the Meriden drug company's influenza vaccine in hundreds of more locations across the United States. Passport Health has agreed to make Flublok...
  • Experimental Ebola drugs needed for 'up to 30,000 people'

    LONDON (Reuters) - Up to 30,000 people could have used experimental treatments or vaccines so far in the world's worst outbreak of Ebola currently plaguing West Africa, British scientists said on Wednesday. The calculation highlights the dilemma facing...
  • Peanut and almond butters recalled for possible salmonella

    (Reuters) - A natural food company is voluntarily recalling certain peanut butters and almond butters because government testing found they may be contaminated with salmonella. The company, nSpired Natural Foods Inc., a subsidiary of Hain Celestial...
  • Jeffrey D. Rothstein: Five myths about ALS

    Jeffrey D. Rothstein: Five myths about ALS
    Unless you've been living with your head under a bucket, you've heard about or participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge an effort to raise money for ALS research by dousing cold water on yourself and/or donating $100. The success of the viral marketing...
  • U.S. judge blocks FDA rule allowing generic versions of Hospira drug

    U.S. judge blocks FDA rule allowing generic versions of Hospira drug
    (Reuters) - A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to allow the sale of generic versions of the Hospira Inc sedative Precedex. Hospira filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in...
  • Recall alert: Nut butters sold nationwide may pose salmonella risk

    Recall alert: Nut butters sold nationwide may pose salmonella risk
    Certain lots of Arrowhead Mills peanut butters, Maranatha almond butters and peanut butters and specific private label nut butters because of possible salmonella risk. NSpired Natural Foods, the manufacturer, says the product was packaged in glass and...
  • Amicus's lead drug nears approval as late-stage trial succeeds

    (Reuters) - Amicus Therapeutics Inc moved a step closer to bringing its first drug to the market after trial results paved the way for its lead drug to become the first oral treatment for patients with a disorder that causes an abnormal build-up of fat....
  • Lawyers, not doctors, push medical pot: My Word

    This November, Florida voters will decide the fate of Amendment 2, which would allow marijuana to be recommended for medical purposes. If passed, this amendment would be enshrined in the state's constitution, and essentially, Florida could not turn back....