| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:04 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 Thursday, Rep....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 7:23 AM
The buzzer is about to sound on Obamacare enrollment.
Less than two weeks are left to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the federal law that went into effect this year. It requires that most Americans have health insurance...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Rocco Mongelli, known by family and friends as “Rocky,” passed on Monday, March 10, at 11:30 am. Rocky was the son of Joseph and Antonia Mongelli, the spouse of Julia Mongelli, and the father of Antoinette (Greg Critser), Madeline (Doug...
| Mar 12, 2014
Re "Prices of new drugs tough to take," March 10
I understand the necessity for drug companies to recoup research and development costs. But in regard to a medication that can cure hepatitis C, a spokesman for the maker of one drug that costs about $1,...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Enrollment in Obamacare coverage slowed last month in California, hurt by a recent website outage.
New federal data show 868,936 Californians signed up for health insurance in the state's exchange through March 1.
But that's a modest gain of about 40,...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:50 PM
A pair of new drugs to treat hepatitis C offer a cure for millions of Americans afflicted with the disease — but at a potentially staggering cost to taxpayers and health plans.
Until now, therapies for hepatitis C helped only about half of...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:45 AM
As would-be vendors of medical marijuana scour Lake County for possible locations, Highland Park's Route 41 corridor could become a desirable area, city planning officials said at a recent meeting.
Officials said that in nearby communities like Highwood...
| 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 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...
| 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...