FDA

GSK wins approval for three-in-one inhaler in US

Britain’s biggest drugmaker GSK has won US approval for its triple-therapy inhaler for a chronic breathing condition as it looks to make up for lost sales of its top-selling drug Advair.<p>The medicine, named Trelegy Ellipta, combines three drugs to treat patients suffering from long-term chronic …

Medicine

Pentagon Critics See Better Way to Help Troops Quit Smoking

As the federal government continues to tackle smoking as a public health issue, some experts argue it should be more open to allowing electronic …

Conservative View

House Dems call on Trump to negotiate lower prices for opioid overdoses

Fifty-one House Democrats are urging President Trump to negotiate lower prices for naloxone, a drug used to rapidly treat opioid overdoses.<p>In a …

Opioid Crisis

Bad Legislation Doesn’t Get Better With Age

Posted: Sep 19, 2017 12:03 PM<p>Like a bad penny, bad legislation keeps coming back on Capitol Hill, but, unlike fine wine, it does not get better with …

Conservative View

Flu drug radavirsen passes safety trial

The influenza drug radavirsen showed safety in an early-stage clinical trial, clearing the way for efficacy testing, according to results released …

Medicine

Salk scientists find how cancer stops immune response

Malignant tumors thrive in part by suppressing the immune system. A team led by Salk Institute scientists reports discovering one important way this …

Cancer

Teens are growing up more slowly — and they seem OK with it

Adolescents are taking longer to become adults than previous generations, according to a new study that cites the rise of smartphones, safer …

San Diego

FDA OKs Glaxo's inhaled triplet therapy for COPD

• The FDA approves GlaxoSmithKline's (NYSE:GSK) Trelegy Ellipta [fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol (FF/UMEC/VI)], a once-daily, single …

Stock Markets

New HIV vulnerability found in Scripps Research study

Powerful antibodies against HIV bind to a key site on the deadly virus to “learn” how to neutralize it, a team led by scientists at The Scripps …

Medicine

‘Lost Dog’ Poster Really Tooting Dog’s Horn

BROOKLYN, NY—Claiming the flyer could really stand to tone it down a little, sources said a lost dog poster that began appearing in Brooklyn’s Fort …

Humor

Study: 90% Of All Meowing Comes From Owners Trying To Get Cats To Meow Back

TOBYHANNA, PA—With preclinical studies of an in-development cholesterol-reducing medication now complete, Food and Drug Administration officials …

Humor

Jeff Sessions May Soon Have a Green Light to Wage War on Medical-Marijuana Businesses -- The Motley Fool

The House Rules Committee just blocked a vote on an amendment designed to protect medical=cannabis businesses from federal prosecution.<p>The U.S. …

Cannabis

Giving Migraine Treatments the Best Chance

If you’ve never had a migraine, I have two things to say to you:<p>1) You’re damn lucky.<p>2) You can’t begin to imagine how awful they are.<p>I had migraines – three times a month, each lasting three days — starting from age 11 and finally ending at menopause.<p>Although my migraines were not nearly as bad as …

Health

Adan Medical is bringing technology to Epi-Pens

Going into anaphylactic shock is terrifying. The last time I went into shock, called my mom first, injected myself with an Epi-Pen second, injected myself with a shot of epinephrine third, and 911 last. I had that a bit backwards.<p>Had I been using Adan Medical‘s smart case for Epi-Pens, my mom and …

Startups

UC Irvine receives record $200 million gift for health and medicine

UC Irvine received a record $200 million donation on Monday in a continuation of the huge philanthropy boom that has showered California universities …

San Diego

Inland and on the coast, San Diego County cleans up

Equipped with bags, buckets, gloves, trash grabbers and a desire to protect and beautify, hundreds of volunteers spread out around Golden Hill Park …

California

Bayer cancer drug gets FDA approval to treat lymphoma

Pharmaceutical giant Bayer won swift U.S. regulatory approval to sell a drug that could help treat up to one in five lymphoma patients.<p>The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the German drug maker to begin selling Aliqopa, which will treat adult patients who have relapsed after at least two …

Money

Amgen Is Taking On a $3 Billion Cancer Drug. But Will It Cut Costs for Patients?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continued its potentially record-breaking pace of new drug approvals Thursday, green lighting the first-ever …

Pharma

GSK Loses Bid For New Trial in Attorney Suicide Case

<b>By Julie A. Steinberg, Bloomberg BNA</b><p>GlaxoSmithKline LLC can’t escape a $3 million verdict for the widow of a Chicago attorney who committed suicide …

BeyondSpring Looks to Future After IPO/PIPE Launch

BeyondSpring Inc. (BYSI) went public this spring in a dual initial public offering and private-investment-in-public-equity offering, and the company …

Investing

'Yahom' maker clarifies 'ban'

A bottle of Five Pagodas 'yahom' and its label are shown. (Facebook/กองคุ้มครองฯ กระทรวงการต่างประเทศ)<p>The maker of Five Pagodas herbal powder has …

FDA approves first “biosimilar” cancer drug

The Food and Drug Administration approved a first-of-its-kind cancer treatment today, flexing a relatively new regulatory authority and emphasizing …

Business

Risk-Tolerant Healthcare Investors Should Look To Pharmaceutical Stocks For Dividend Income

Long-term investors run the risk of mistiming 20-year patent sunsets when retail companies may begin offering generic brands of drugs, which lowers …

Stocks

Amgen wins FDA nod for its biosimilar of Avastin, Roche's $3B seller

The FDA has issued in a new era in lower cost cancer meds with its approval of Amgen’s Mvasi, a biosimilar of Roche’s blockbuster drug Avastin.<p>The …

Pharma

To Circumvent Patent Challenges, This Pharma Company Made A Deal With A Native American Tribe

Now that the deal has been made public, other drugmakers are taking interest. In other pharmaceutical news, the struggle to create a Zika vaccine …

Pharma

CAR-T Therapy FDA Approved - Slingshot Insights' Idea Of The Month

We have extended our partnership with Cheddar TV to produce a Seeking Alpha 'Idea of the Month' segment.<p>Slingshot Insights' Joe McCann continues with …

Business

Medical marijuana: Sen. Thom Tillis wants more study | McClatchy Washington Bureau

More than half of all states have legalized marijuana for medical use, even though businesses that sell it are breaking federal law.<p>Sen. Thom Tillis …

Cannabis

Flat Tummy Tea: why the ASA is cracking down on influencers shilling detox drinks

Will a new ruling put an end to the #teatox trend?<p>The pictures are nearly always the same. A reality TV star, wearing a sports bra, holds up two …

Detox

Why Are NICU Drugs Largely Untested - Pediatric Medications and FDA Regulations

Sep 13, 2017<p>Exactly 10 weeks before her due date, Shannon Frick woke up bleeding. She was scared, but, by now, she was used to being scared. Her entire pregnancy had been fraught with terror. Although Shannon initially conceived twins, one baby boy died in utero when she was 18 weeks pregnant. …

Medicine

House Begins Work on Over-the-Counter Drug Fees

FDA director: Consumers unprotected and manufacturers open to liability<p>The House began public deliberations Wednesday on a bill that would boost the …

Politics