Yellow Fever Outbreak In Sudan Confirmed By WHO, Including 14 Deaths; Vaccination Campaign To Continue
Global Healthcare
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Yellow Fever Outbreak In Sudan Confirmed By WHO, Including 14 Deaths; Vaccination Campaign To Continue

Susan Scutti - December 8, 2013

The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed a yellow fever outbreak in South Sudan, which has resulted in 14 deaths so far. The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed a yellow…

Pfizer to Expand Clinical Trial Data Access, Takes Step Toward Transparency
Business
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Business
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Pfizer to Expand Clinical Trial Data Access, Takes Step Toward Transparency

Susan Scutti - December 6, 2013

Pfizer Inc. Pfizer Inc. updated its clinical trial data access policy yesterday, and will soon begin to share data and results with study participants. The pharmaceutical giant also said it will…

Generic Adderall XR to Be Sold in 2016 Under Agreement Struck Between Shire and Sandoz
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Business
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Generic Adderall XR to Be Sold in 2016 Under Agreement Struck Between Shire and Sandoz

Susan Scutti - December 4, 2013

Adderall XR producer Shire has agreed to supply an authorized generic version of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug to Sandoz Inc., the generic division of Novartis. 

Aggressive New HIV Strain In West Africa Develops Into AIDS More Rapidly
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Aggressive New HIV Strain In West Africa Develops Into AIDS More Rapidly

Susan Scutti - December 3, 2013

Over 60 epidemic strains of HIV-1 exist in the world, so when researchers discovered a new one in West Africa, the only alarm bell that sounded was…

Nanoparticle Pills Usher Medicine Into the Future: No More Needles!
Medical Devices
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Medical Devices
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Nanoparticle Pills Usher Medicine Into the Future: No More Needles!

Susan Scutti - December 2, 2013

Although nanomedicine is a promising area of research, scientists have been unable to figure out a way to deliver drugs using nanoparticles other than by injection, which…

Morning-After Pill Doesn’t Prevent Pregnancies for Women Over 176 Lbs.
Policy & Law
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Policy & Law
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Morning-After Pill Doesn’t Prevent Pregnancies for Women Over 176 Lbs.

Susan Scutti - December 1, 2013

The European company HRA Pharma, which makes Norlevo, a morning-after pill that is chemically identical to the U.S. The European company HRA Pharma, which makes Norlevo, a…

Infants with Alzheimer’s Gene Already Show Brain Development Differences
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Public Health
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Infants with Alzheimer’s Gene Already Show Brain Development Differences

Susan Scutti - November 30, 2013

About one quarter of Americans carry the APOE-E4 gene, a known risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease. About one quarter of Americans carry the APOE-E4 gene, a…

Michigan’s Fungal Meningitis Outbreak to Be Investigated by State and Federal Authorities
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Michigan’s Fungal Meningitis Outbreak to Be Investigated by State and Federal Authorities

Susan Scutti - November 28, 2013

A criminal investigation into last year’s deadly fungal meningitis outbreak may someday secure justice for victims. A criminal investigation into last year’s deadly fungal meningitis outbreak may…

Pneumonia After Typhoon Haiyan: 4.3 Million Vulnerable to Illness
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Global Healthcare
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Pneumonia After Typhoon Haiyan: 4.3 Million Vulnerable to Illness

Susan Scutti - November 27, 2013

While the death count rises to 5,209 in east-central Philippines, the country's government estimates th While the death count rises to 5,209 in east-central Philippines, the country's government estimates that at…

Steroid Injections Linked to Mental Health Risk in Premature Babies
Public Health
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Public Health
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Steroid Injections Linked to Mental Health Risk in Premature Babies

Susan Scutti - November 27, 2013

When a mother is expected to give birth prematurely, she is often given an infusion of glucocorticoids, a steroid treatment vital for helping the baby's lungs mature.…