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Bristol-Myers Squibb sees Q3 sales fall while profits rise
By Jaimy Lee | October 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Bristol-Myers Squibb, the New York-based drugmaker, said sales fell 4% to $3.9 billion in the third quarter of 2014 as three of its top-selling drugs reported double-digit declines in revenue.
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Ebola vaccine trials could start in Africa in January
USA Today | October 22, 2014
Trials of Ebola vaccines could begin as early as January in the West African countries most affected by the virus, a World Health Organization official said Tuesday. Although there are no approved vaccines or treatments for Ebola, experts have said that vaccines are the best hope of getting the...
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Banned drugs still turning up in weight-loss supplements
National Public Radio | October 22, 2014
Americans spend about $4 billion a year on weight-loss supplements. And the Food and Drug Administration spends a lot of effort policing distributors who market fraudulent products that are tainted with unsafe, banned drugs. But a study published Tuesday finds that buyers should beware: Just...
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Ebola crisis draws experimental drugs, along with ethical concerns
By Jaimy Lee | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A few pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers are evaluating the best ways to get their experimental Ebola drugs in the hands of doctors even as experts raise questions about the ethics and science behind using drugs that haven't gone through a randomized clinical trial.
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Reform Update: Medicaid programs crafting limits on Harvoni usage
By Virgil Dickson | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Which Medicaid beneficiaries will have access to Gilead Sciences' newest high-cost hepatitis C treatment, Harvoni, and when they'll get that access, now depends on prior-authorization criteria being hammered out by various state agencies. Most will likely limit Harvoni use to patients dealing with...
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Send nominations for Excellence in Governance Award
Modern Healthcare | October 18, 2014
Modern Healthcare is now accepting nominations for its inaugural Excellence in Governance awards for 2015.
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Canadian Ebola vaccine to begin testing
Associated Press | October 13, 2014
An experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine that has shown promise in tests on primates is beginning clinical trials on humans in the U.S.
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Petri-dish form of Alzheimer's aids drug testing
Boston Globe | October 13, 2014
For the first time, and to the astonishment of many of their colleagues, researchers created what they call Alzheimer's in a Dish: a petri dish with human brain cells that develop the telltale structures of Alzheimer's disease. In doing so, they resolved a long-standing problem of how to study...
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Data Points for Oct. 13, 2014
Modern Healthcare | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Data Points for the week of Oct. 13, 2014, covered the following topics: cancer, mental health, antimicrobial drugs, medical costs for vehicle crash victims, healthcare expenditures and Ebola.
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340B drug programs serving wealthier communities: study
By Jaimy Lee and Adam Rubenfire | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Healthcare organizations that joined the federal 340B drug discount program after 2004 were more likely than other program participants to serve wealthier communities with higher rates of health insurance, according to a study.
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