U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin remained mum Wednesday as a pharmaceutical company run by his daughter faced mounting criticism for hiking prices on life-saving allergy injection pens.
Guardant Health, based in Redwood City, Calif., developed a liquid biopsy blood test that has helped match cancer patients with clinical trials and treatment options without costly or invasive biopsies. CEO and co-founder Helmy Eltoukhy calls it a “game changer” for oncology.
A majority of people would participate in President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative, a volunteer federal program that collects patient data to advance research, according to a new survey.
Phelps told reporters he has used the ancient Chinese technique called cupping for years before meets.
NantHealth, the precision-medicine company started by billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, is in negotiations with 13 additional health insurance companies and large employers to cover its costly genome sequencing test for cancer patients.
Purple circles visible on Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps' body while he competes at the Rio Games are evidence of the superstar swimmer's belief in an ancient Chinese technique called cupping, which is touted as a way to ease sore muscles.
The decision could potentially open the floodgates for more litigation tied to the device, which thousands of women have said led to chronic pelvic pain, punctured their uteruses and caused other damage.
The Food and Drug Administration issued draft guidance Monday stating that if a company alters the “overall structure" of a device's software, it should consider filing a new 510(k), a form that demonstrates a marketed medical device is safe and effective.
Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline is forming a joint venture with a unit of Google's parent that will invest $714 million in the relatively new field of bioelectronic medicine.
Virtual reality, a Chicago doctor explains, exposes veterans to the sights, sounds, sensations and even scents of the events responsible for their trauma: a shooting, an attack, an IED explosion. Exposure to the trauma in a safe, controlled setting can help retrain brains to overcome fear.
Medical technology has already brought us snake robots and nanobots for surgery. The next bot on the list? An origami robot with a biodegradable frame that you swallow in an ice cube.
Reviewing the arc of healthcare history over the first four decades of Modern Healthcare's existence as a part of Crain Communications, two major themes stand out. First, as a nation we have moved inexorably toward providing health insurance coverage for all of our citizens. Second, advancing...