| Dec 3, 2012
| 2:11 PM
A traveling hospital worker accused of stealing pain-killing drugs, contaminating syringes and infecting dozens of patients with hepatitis C pleaded not guilty to the charges in New Hampshire federal court Monday.
David Kwiatkowski, 33, who was trained...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In 2009, Congress passed legislation reversing the decades-old ban on the use of federal funding for syringe exchange but, for unclear reasons, in late 2011, it reversed this decision, again withholding federal funding from programs that provide drug...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Those who work in public safety consider themselves part of a brotherhood. But for the purposes of organ donation, a brother in blue may not be quite family enough, as Officer Gene Cassidy is finding out.
Cassidy was shot in the head 27 years ago in West...
| Mar 11, 2012
March 11, 2012
Seven-baker-twenty-four unit turns at Mosher and rumbles past that stretch of Appleton Street where Gene Cassidy took two in the head for the company, the first one stealing his eyesight, the second lodging in his brain beyond the skill...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 3:52 PM
Medical experiments on chimpanzees are largely unnecessary and should be rare, concluded a report released Thursday from special panel of the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academies of Science.
The authors did not recommend an outright ban,...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 7:09 AM
Por Ben Hirschler
LONDRES (Reuters) - La OrganizaciÃ³n Mundial de la Salud (OMS) quiere un "esfuerzo concertado" para reducir el costo de los nuevos fÃ¡rmacos contra la hepatitis C, que ofrecen una cura para la enfermedad viral que destruye el hÃgado...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Cleveland Clinic
The Cleveland Clinic asked 100 of its top experts -- people who focus on patient care every day -- to offer insights on which medical breakthroughs are set to reshape healthcare this year. Here are their...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:12 PM
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson has accepted an offer of about $4 billion from the private equity firm the Carlyle Group to buy its Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics business.
J&J said Monday that the deal for the blood-testing unit should close...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 6:48 AM
Lehigh Valley Health Network invites women of all ages to attend the Women's Wellness Conference 2014 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 29.
The event focuses on education to limit exposure to HIV, hepatitis C and sexually transmitted diseases. Free...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:10 AM
California says March 31 remains the deadline to apply for Obamacare, but the state will give residents who start an application by then until April 15 to finish signing up.
Wednesday, the Obama administration said it would allow consumers using the...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:11 PM
U.S. lawmakers have asked Gilead Sciences Inc. to justify the price of its new $84,000 drug for hepatitis C patients amid growing concern about the high cost to taxpayers and consumers.
In a letter to the Foster City, Calif., company, Rep. Henry A....
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON If used widely, a new generation of antiviral drugs has the potential to wipe out the deadly hepatitis C virus in the United States. But the high price of the drugs might prevent their use in prisons, which house as many as one-third of those...