| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Members of an experimental class of cholesterol-lowering drugs could get U.S. regulatory approval based on their ability to lower "bad" cholesterol, and may not need to show that they reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, the Food and Drug...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:46 AM
WASHINGTON -- Planned layoffs by U.S. employers jumped 13.5% last month, led by cutbacks at pharmaceutical and financial services firms, according to a report Wednesday.
Employers announced plans to cut 45,730 jobs in October, up from 40,289 the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Merck & Co., the second-largest drug maker by sales, said Tuesday it will lay off 8,500 employees in a strategy overhaul to revamp its research and development efforts.
That's on top of a previous announcement that the Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Pfizer Inc., Eli Lilly & Co. and eight other large drug makers will partner with the U.S. government in a $230-million effort to identify new approaches to treat Alzheimer's, diabetes, lupus and arthritis.
Data generated from the work will be made...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Here's how Toyota Motor Corp. plans to finally put the sudden-acceleration issue to rest: Pull out the checkbook.
The automaker is reportedly close to paying a $1-billion fine to settle a four-year federal criminal investigation into whether it properly...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 6:19 PM
It costs about $2,000 to buy an ounce of the illegal drug, the therapist said — enough for roughly 150 doses. She pays her longtime dealer in cash; he gives her a Ziploc bag of white powder.
Back home, she scoops the contents into clear capsules....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Followers of Herbalife, the Los Angeles peddler of nutritional supplements, know it's actually two stories rolled into one.
One is the story of how a company with a questionable business model, overhyped products, and an almost invisible research and...
| Nov 21, 2013
Pneumonia, flu and shingles all affect seniors disproportionately to the rest of the population. These vaccine-preventable diseases account for more than 50,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the Alliance for Aging Research in its newly...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 11:03 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - Diabetes is running at record levels worldwide and half the people estimated to have the disease are, as yet, undiagnosed, according to a report on Wednesday.
The number of people living with diabetes is now put at 371 million, up from...
| Dec 1, 2012
NANGALE, Tanzania — Huddled with his younger brother, the young man laughs easily, conspiratorially, at the commotion caused by the presence of curious foreigners in his family's modest compound outside this small village.
But when you ask 19-...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:15 PM
An advisory panel to the Food & Drug Administration has recommended approval of a new sleep drug that targets the brain's wakefulness centers, but suggested the agency should consider a dose of the drug, called suvorexant, lower than that proposed by...
| Jun 5, 2013
Chef Art Smith doesn't do small. Never has.
So it's no surprise his new cookbook — "Art Smith's Healthy Comfort" — has a really big subtitle: "How America's Favorite Celebrity Chef Got It Together, Lost Weight, and Reclaimed His Health!"...