By Susan Scutti | Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:56
Gilead Science’s Sovaldi, a once-a-day hepatitis C drug, ushers in a new era for treatment yet many, including the World Health Organization, which has issued new guidelines for treatment of the disease, believe it is unaffordable.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 04/08/2014 - 16:00
A new study has identified four proteins that play a crucial role in drug-resistant HPV-negative head-and-neck squamous cell cancers, bringing hope to researchers seeking better drug targets.
By Susan Scutti | Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:39
Novartis said that its meningitis B vaccine, Bexsero, received "breakthrough therapy" status from the FDA, which already permitted its use in the past few months at Princeton and UC Santa Barbara following meningitis B outbreaks.
By John Ericson | Sun, 04/06/2014 - 18:11
Breast cancer patients who took Pfizer's new drug palbociclib went twice as long before their disease worsened compared to patients who didn't take the drug.
By Dana Dovey | Thu, 04/03/2014 - 17:43
Exchange student Levy Thamba died after jumping off a fourth story balcony in a Colorado hotel while under the effect of marijuana cookies. His death may be the first attributed to marijuana intoxication since the drug was legalized in the state earlier this year.
By Susan Scutti | Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:21
Evzio, the first-ever hand-held device that rapidly injects a dose of naloxone hydrochloride, was approved Thursday by the FDA to treat opioid overdose.
By Susan Scutti | Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:12
Stallergenes received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its under-the-tongue pill, Oralair, to treat allergic rhinitis, otherwise known as hay fever.
By Lecia Bushak | Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:03
Despite previous studies that have pointed to aspirin's potential effects on preventing pregnancy loss, the NIH has released a study countering that belief.
By Lecia Bushak | Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:43
Heart attack patients on their way to the hospital were less likely to experience deteriorated heart function if they received a cheap drug known as metoprolol.
By Lecia Bushak | Mon, 03/31/2014 - 09:50
Scientists conducted a study to measure the efficacy of an ancient Egyptian drug on treating heart inflammation.
By Lizette Borreli | Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:21
Students who only smoke marijuana tend to fare better in school than those who engage in the co-use of tobacco and cannabis since, in recent years, marijuana is less stigmatized in social environments, a study finds.
By Anthony Rivas | Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:30
Although Gilead Science's $84,000 treatment for Hepatitis C, called Sovaldi, is a breakthrough, it's also too expensive for insurance companies, subsequently prompting concern among lawmakers who believe people will find difficulty getting treatment.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:00
Scientists from University of Utah are investigating how chitosan, given in conjunction with antibiotics, may assist the bladder in ridding itself of bacteria that cause repeat urinary tract infections.
By Sabrina Bachai | Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:31
“More Than Meth, Faces of Drug Arrests” is a useful infographic depicting the disturbing effects of long-term drug use.