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Prescription drugs boost drives J&J forecasts higher, shares rise

15 Oct 2019

Johnson & Johnson raised its full-year earnings forecast on Tuesday as it reported higher third-quarter sales of psoriasis treatment Stelara and cancer drug Imbruvica while attempting to alleviate investor concerns over mounting legal challenges.

U.S. health officials say vaping illness may have multiple causes

11 Oct 2019

U.S. health officials said on Friday there may be more than one cause behind the nationwide outbreak of serious lung illnesses linked to vaping, and that they have not yet seen a meaningful drop in new cases.

UPDATE 2-U.S. health officials say vaping illness may have multiple causes

11 Oct 2019

Oct 11 U.S. health officials said on Friday there may be more than one cause behind the nationwide outbreak of serious lung illnesses linked to vaping, and that they have not yet seen a meaningful drop in new cases.

Amag settles with activist Caligan, adds two board directors

08 Oct 2019

Amag Pharmaceuticals Inc , whose shares have tumbled more than 45% in the past year, on Tuesday agreed to add two directors proposed by Caligan Partners after the hedge fund pressured the drugmaker to conduct a strategic business review.

FDA says finds 'unacceptable level' of carcinogen in Zantac and its generics

03 Oct 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it found "unacceptable levels" of a cancer-causing impurity in the popular heartburn drug Zantac and its generic versions known chemically as ranitidine.

U.S. CDC recommends against using vapes with marijuana ingredient

28 Sep 2019

People should stop using e-cigarettes, especially those with marijuana ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), U.S. public health officials recommended on Friday, as an investigation into illnesses and deaths related to vaping deepens. | Video

GSK's over-the-counter nicotine oral spray gets FDA panel backing

18 Sep 2019

An independent expert panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday recommended approval of GlaxoSmithKline Plc's over-the-counter nicotine oral spray that aims to help smokers quit their addiction.

More evidence links dog ownership to better heart health

16 Sep 2019

(Corrects name of journal in paragraph 4 and in source link at end of story, and corrects paragraph 3 to indicate that Dr. Medina-Inojosa was not the senior author, in story originally posted Sept 13)

First peanut allergy therapy gets backing from U.S. regulators' expert advisers

13 Sep 2019

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Friday recommended approving the first therapy for peanut allergies, which affect over 1.6 million children in the United States, despite raising concerns about the risk of severe allergic reactions it poses to young patients.

Web resources on diabetic eye disease mostly poor quality

09 Sep 2019

Diabetes-related eye disease is a leading cause of blindness, but finding accurate, readable information about it online isn't easy, a U.S. study finds.

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