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  • Justice Department, Senate investigating generic drug price hikes

    PHILADELPHIA The 1984 federal law that spawned the generic pharmaceutical industry was designed to use the basic idea of economic competition to lower the cost of prescription medicine for millions of Americans. The law has largely served its intended...
  • State Is Trying, But Gaining Traction Is Tough In Emerging Field Of Bioinformatics

    State Is Trying, But Gaining Traction Is Tough In Emerging Field Of Bioinformatics
    When executives hundreds or thousands of miles away from Connecticut make decisions to restructure or close a pharmaceutical research office here, what happens to the Ph.D.s who worked there? Do they scatter to suburban Washington, Boston or California,...
  • 'Surrogate measures' win FDA approval for cancer drugs without proof they help save lives

    Like the others in the clinical trial, Patient No. 11561004 already had tried one treatment for his advanced kidney cancer, but it didn't work. So the 69-year-old man volunteered to try an unproven drug that offered some hope he might live longer....
  • Women worldwide seek help from St. Louis doc to remove pelvic implants

    ST. LOUIS A glass box engraved with "Another girl saved by the sling slayer" sits outside the surgeon's office. A patient was so grateful after Dr. Dionysios Veronikis removed her painful pelvic mesh, she gave the box to him along with purple wooden...
  • Generic drug prices skyrocket in past year

     Generic drug prices skyrocket in past year
    After calling for a routine prescription refill, Craig Elliott got a rude shock: His bill was going up fivefold. The 44-year-old piano tuner and guitar instructor from Elgin, who has health insurance, used to pay $20 for a three-month supply of his...
  • AstraZeneca adding 300 jobs in Frederick in $200M expansion

    AstraZeneca adding 300 jobs in Frederick in $200M expansion
    British drugmaker AstraZeneca is doubling down on Maryland, spending $200 million to expand its Frederick manufacturing facility a year after shifting hundreds of out-of-state jobs to Montgomery County. Company officials said Friday that they are...
  • Quinn on Nutrition: How probiotics are soldiers against illness

    Who would have guessed that cowboys sitting around a campfire eating beans would be feeding their bodies' good bacteria? In our gut (a cowboy term for "intestinal tract") we have trillions of good guys called "probiotics" beneficial bacteria that...
  • Triclosan linked to liver damage, cancer in mice

    Triclosan linked to liver damage, cancer in mice
    The antimicrobial agent triclosan -- widely found in soaps, toothpastes, detergents and other cleansers beloved by germophobes, may promote scarring of the liver and the growth of cancerous liver tumors, says a new study. That finding -- in male mice...
  • Adopt this 3-year-old white pit bull. Her name is Fancy.

     Adopt this 3-year-old white pit bull. Her name is Fancy.
    There are so many animals without homes, but some are a little more deserving — needy? — than others. Like Fancy. She's a 3-year-old white pit bull with lovely markings who is the longest-term resident at Chicago Animal Care & Control's...
  • Why women deserve a 'pink Viagra'

    To the editor: As a woman who personally told my story to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Oct. 27 at the landmark meeting on the need for medical treatments for female sexual dysfunction, I was offended by this Op-Ed article. ("The sham drug idea...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Spilling the facts on palm oil

    Environmental Nutrition: Spilling the facts on palm oil
    Environmental Nutrition Palm oil may seem like the latest item to hit the food world, but it's been around for decades. After World War II, improvements in palm oil technology and transportation brought it to convenience and snack food manufacturing on...