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3 hrs ago | SFGate

Will hepatitis C drug continue blockbuster sales?

Gilead Sciences' $1,000-a-day hepatitis C pill is facing a firestorm of criticism from insurers and lawmakers, but none of those obstacles are likely to stop the Foster City company from reporting blockbuster revenues during the second quarter today.


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Hepatitis, Health, Startups, CGI Pharmaceuticals, Liver Cancer

7 hrs ago |

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

Michael Farrell was head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab since 2009.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine

9 hrs ago |

GSK cuts earnings forecast after weak 2nd quarter

Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has cut its full-year earnings expectations as it says its second-quarter profits were hit by currency moves and a fall in sales of its respiratory drugs.


Related Topix: GlaxoSmithKline, Biotech, Medicine

13 hrs ago | The Madison Press

Murder suspect shoots himself during standoff

A man wanted for murder in Hocking County shot himself in the head at the Econo Lodge Monday morning following an overnight standoff.


Related Topix: Hocking County, OH, Medicine, Miami Valley Hospital, Hospital Administration, Fayette County, OH

17 hrs ago |

Adams County sets hospital sale date

Community Health Systems is the bidding stalking horse. That means the price it negotiated with the Natchez hospital would be the bottom bid when the hospital is placed on the market.


Related Topix: Community Medical Center, Medicine, Community General Hospital, Hospital Administration, Community Health Care, Quorum

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

Vt. police treat toddler's death as 'suspicious'

Police say at about 7:30 a.m. they were called to a home on Hunters Way in Shelburne for a report of an unresponsive 2-year-old boy.


Related Topix: Shelburne, VT, Medicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Hospital Administration, Burlington, VT, Violent Crime


Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Hospital Administration, Medicine

Foster's Daily Democrat

Man airlifted to Maine Medical after accident

A motorcyclist was airlifted to Maine Medical Center after being seriously injured in an accident on Milton Road Monday afternoon.


Related Topix: Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Dover, NH

Lowe's plans 1,000-worker Indianapolis call center

The North Carolina-based retailer announced Tuesday that it would spend about $20 million to buy and equip an office building in a business park on the city's northwest side.


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Eli Lilly, Bradenton, FL

The Macon Telegraph

Parental Guidance: What's normal age for voice change?

Q: When is it normal for a boy's voice to change? My son is 10, and his voice is getting deeper every day.


Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, WinthropUniversity Hospital, Hospital Administration, Mineola, NY

Government Executive

Is There a Place for Google Glass in Hospitals?

Last July, Stephanie Shine waited an agonizing 18 hours before she could see and touch her baby for the first time.


Related Topix: Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Hospital Administration, Cambridge, MA

Ark. university awarded $1.5M for cancer research

The goal of the five-year grant is to help clinicians attack hidden metastatic tumors and prevent cancer recurrence.


Related Topix: University of Arkansas, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, National Cancer Institute, Charitable Organizations, National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Medicine

Morris Daily Herald

Second passenger in accident near Morris dies at hospital

A second passenger involved in Sunday night's one-vehicle accident on Route 6 near Gun Club Road has died this afternoon.


Related Topix: Morris, IL, Minooka, IL, St Francis Hospital, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Grundy County, IL

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Gilead Sciences Under Investigation for Over-Charging for Hepatitis C Pill

Gilead Sciences of San Francisco is under investigation by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee for charging $84,000 for a 12 week course of a new drug to treat hepatitis C. Gilead sells the exact same course for $900 in poor countries like Egypt and India.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Hepatitis, Health, Startups, Food and Drug Administration, Liver Cancer, Activism


Scientists successfully generate human platelets using next-generation bioreactor

Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a scalable, next-generation platelet bioreactor to generate fully functional human platelets in vitro.


Related Topix: Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Hospital Administration, Hematology

Lakewood Men Charged in Sex Assault on Girl, 15

A pair of Lakewood men are facing a number of sex charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl at a party over the weekend.


Related Topix: Lakewood, NJ, Ocean County, NJ, Medicine, Kimball Medical Center, Hospital Administration

WFAA-TV Dallas

Hopkins to pay $190M after doc taped pelvic exams

Johns Hopkins Health System will pay $190 million to more than 8,000 women whose bodies may have been videotaped or photographed by a gynecologist using a pen-like camera during pelvic exams.


Related Topix: Medicine, Johns Hopkins Health System, Hospital Administration, Suicide

WLBT-TV Jackson

Smoking while pregnant linked to ADHD in children

Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder , according to new research.


Related Topix: Medicine, ADHD, Health, Smoking, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Massachusetts General Hospital, Hospital Administration, Genetics

Customer Interaction Solutions

MicroCHIPS, Inc. appoints Cheryl R. Blanchard, Ph.D., as Chief Executive Officer

MicroCHIPS, Inc ., a developer of implantable drug delivery devices , today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Cheryl R. Blanchard, Ph.D., as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors effective immediately.


Related Topix: Medicine, Zimmer Holdings, Medical Equipment

The Hartford Courant

Hospital Sales To Create Windfall For Charitable Foundations

People in Connecticut have talked a lot about what happens to patients and staff at five nonprofit hospitals that are being bought by a Texas hospital chain, but there's another issue.


Related Topix: Non-Profit, Medicine, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Hospital Administration, Waterbury, CT


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