Health News
Trump fights for support ahead of U.S. healthcare vote3/22/2017 11:54:34 PMWASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders appeared on Wednesday to be losing the battle to get enough support in the House of Representatives to pass their Obamacare rollback bill, watched by wary investors in financial markets.Rise of superbug tuberculosis hampers global control efforts3/22/2017 11:32:33 PMLondon - Rising rates of superbug tuberculosis (TB) are threatening to derail decades of progress against the contagious disease, experts said on Thursday, and new drugs powerful enough to treat them are few and far between.U.S. lawmakers seek pricing info on PTC Therapuetics' Duchenne drug3/22/2017 10:24:19 PM - Two U.S. lawmakers sent a letter on Wednesday to PTC Therapeutics Inc, seeking information about the drugmaker's pricing strategy for its recently acquired muscle-wasting disorder drug.Mylan recalls 81,000 EpiPens outside U.S. after reports of failure3/22/2017 8:10:12 PM - Generic drugmaker Mylan NV has recalled about 81,000 EpiPen devices in countries outside the United States, following two reports of the life-saving allergy shot failing to work in emergencies.Ultragenyx seizure drug fails mid-stage study3/22/2017 9:04:57 PM - Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc said its drug to treat patients with seizures did not meet the main goal in a mid-stage study, sending its shares down 6.2 percent in after-market trading on Wednesday.Pregabalin found ineffective against sciatic pain3/22/2017 9:46:36 PM - - Pregabalin, the pain-fighting drug better known by the Pfizer brand name Lyrica, works no better than placebo at relieving the leg pain associated with sciatica, according to results from an Australian study of more than 200 patients.Scandal-hit Brazil meat plants have not shipped to U.S.: USDA3/22/2017 7:16:12 PMCHICAGO - No slaughter or processing facilities implicated in Brazil's meat scandal have shipped meat products to the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Wednesday.Can sugar injections help ease knee joint pain?3/22/2017 8:44:50 PM - - An alternative medicine approach to joint pain that typically uses injections of sugar or sodium may be worth trying for knee osteoarthritis after traditional approaches fail, a recent review suggests.Pharmacist guilty of fraud, not murder, in U.S. meningitis outbreak3/22/2017 7:00:45 PMBOSTON - The co-founder of a now-defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy was found guilty of racketeering and fraud but cleared of murder on Wednesday for his role in a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people across the United States.Exclusive: Lead poisoning afflicts neighborhoods across California3/22/2017 4:37:15 PMNEW YORK - Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data obtained by Reuters shows.