| Sep 27, 2011
At least three dozen doctors in Illinois received payments and perks exceeding $100,000 from drug companies between 2009 and early 2011, according to an updated database that now includes information from a dozen pharmaceutical firms.
Doctors in the...
| May 23, 2011
| 3:53 PM
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's highly anticipated hepatitis C drug won U.S. approval, promising far higher cure rates for the liver-destroying disease and setting up a head-to-head marketing battle with a rival new medicine from Merck & Co.
Incivek, a pill...
| May 31, 2011
| 2:09 PM
Keith Richards' autobiography "Life," which was published in paperback last month, contains some nuggets of special interest to Hampton Roads rock fans. One particular scene in the book relates to the Rolling Stone's 1975 show at Hampton Coliseum.
| Jun 15, 2011
| 3:57 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - New labeling rules for sunscreens should make it easier for U.S. consumers to choose products that will protect them from sunburn, skin cancer and premature aging.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ruled on Tuesday that sunscreens...
| Jun 23, 2011
A funny thing happened on the way to Tom Girardi’s Major League Baseball career. He was riding the bus to Albuquerque with dreams of joining a farm club and making it to the big leagues. The bus pulled into a parking lot at a diner, and Girardi went...
| Jun 23, 2011
When Thomas V. Girardi opened the doors of The Girardi Firm in downtown Los Angeles in 1965, he had a vision of building a law firm that would help anyone who had been injured by providing excellent counsel and a willingness to go to court to help them...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 8:03 AM
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is helping partners in China improve child vaccines, roll out faster TB detection kits and make higher-yielding rice which it hopes can be used later in other parts of the world.
Ray Yip, the foundation's chief...
| Oct 28, 2010
| 7:23 PM
Last week, after the launch of a new database detailing doctors' financial ties with drug companies, Dr. Daniel Carlat sat at his computer and began searching for information about colleagues.
He found several doctors who had potentially compromising...
| Nov 9, 2010
| 2:52 PM
Tonya McKinney couldn't wait to get her children vaccinated against the human papilloma virus (HPV). After attending an HPV conference in 2006, the Hampton Roads organizer of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser wanted the protection for both...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 6:59 AM
If you don't believe upward mobility is still alive in the workplace, try convincing Suzanne Malveaux.
In the same way her CNN colleague Candy Crowley came off a reporter's beat after many years to assume an anchor role (in Crowley's case, with the...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 11:45 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Boys 11 years and up should get Merck & Co's Gardasil vaccine to protect them against HPV infections, which can cause genital warts as well as oral, penile and anal cancers, the nation's largest group of pediatricians said...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 8:07 AM
(Reuters) - Scientists, stymied for decades by the complexity of the human immunodeficiency virus, are making progress on several fronts in the search for a cure for HIV infections, a leading medical research conference was told this week in Seattle....