| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:00 PM
(Reuters) - U.S. health insurers are seeking help from state health officials to foot the bill for a new generation of hepatitis C treatments that could cost the nation $200 billion or more in the next five years.
Several insurers, including Molina...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 2:38 PM
The number of Americans who are infected with hepatitis C is falling, but that’s probably because more people who have been sickened by the virus are dying as a result, government researchers reported Monday.
After analyzing data from thousands of...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:39 PM
CAIRO — An Egyptian army doctor's recent announcement that the country's military had developed devices that could detect HIV and cure AIDS and hepatitis C has caused a furor of disbelief rather than praise.
The physician, Maj. Gen. Ibrahim...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Five Connecticut nursing homes received fines of more $1,000 each from the state Department of Public Health in connection with lapses of residents' care, including cases that led to broken bones.
Details of the cases were outlined in citations...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Del. Jeion Ward, D-Hampton, knows the importance of being able to get the drugs necessary to keep a chronic illness stable. Now 60, the 10-year veteran of the legislature was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 40. She's dependent on a prescription...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Feb 5 (Reuters) - Gilead Sciences plans to license
its breakthrough hepatitis C drug Sovaldi to a number of Indian
generic pharmaceutical manufacturers, allowing for lower-priced
sales of the medication in that developing nation, according to
| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Just when Florida finally cleaned up its act by cracking down on pill mills, along comes medical marijuana.
We could be right back to serving as the epicenter for abuse and addiction.
Backers of medical pot say that won't happen.
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:14 PM
A ballot question that would legalize medical marijuana has collected enough valid signatures to go before voters later this year, the state Division of Elections said Friday.
But the measure still must pass muster with the state Supreme Court before it...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:01 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's top court on Monday approved the wording of a medical marijuana ballot question asking voters to join some 20 other states in legalizing the drug for medicinal use.
The Florida Supreme Court issued a divided, 4-3 opinion...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:01 AM
By Bill Berkrot
NEW YORK, Feb 11 (Reuters) - When Gilead Sciences Inc
declined to project 2014 revenue for its high-profile
new hepatitis C drug last week, its shares fell nearly 7 percent
over the next two days.
Wall Street analysts say investors...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Feb 5 (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc on
Wednesday said it will spend $320 million to set up a
manufacturing facility in Singapore to produce new drugs for
cancer and immunology now in development.
The plant, which is expected to become fully...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:02 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- With time running out to make this year's fall election ballot, Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan upped his game last month in a last-ditch effort to gather enough signatures to ask Florida voters to legalize medical marijuana.