Contract pharmaceutical manufacturers are unlikely to benefit from the rise of generic biological drugs in the U.S., according to an analysis by PharmSource. The company said large drug companies and those with significant commercialization and manufacturing partnerships are likely to dominate the initial market for those drugs, called biosimilars -- leaving out companies relying on contract manufacturing.
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Researchers say that common household chemicals found in cosmetics and plastics could accelerate menopause in women by up to four years.
A measles outbreak in Arizona that originated at California's Disney parks is at risk of increasing dramatically in size as health officials keep tabs on 1,000 people, including nearly 200 children who could have been exposed at a Phoenix-area medical center.
Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain plans, according to a study released Wednesday.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals announced that its Board of Directors has appointed David L. Hallal as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective April 1, 2015. Mr. Hallal currently serves as Alexion’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and is a Director of the Board.
The American Glovebox Society (AGS) Annual Conference will be held July 27-29, 2015 at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego. The Conference features glovebox/isolator training with an emphasis on equipment integration including design - ergonomics - fabrication - safety - protection; interactive case study, technical sessions, exhibits, and more.
While current treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) are only able to ease symptoms temporarily, tau-based vaccines may offer a new and more effective way to treat AD in the early course of the disease, says an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.
Illinois health officials are looking into whether a case of measles can be traced to Disneyland. So far, at least 88 people in eight states have been infected.
The U.S. surgeon general says officials are "in desperate need of clarity" on electronic cigarettes to help guide public health policies.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., has appointed Robert Califf, M.D., a recognized global leader in cardiology, clinical research, and medical economics, as FDA Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco.
The new framework is part of a larger reorganization that VA leaders say will bring a singular focus on customer service to an agency that serves 22 million veterans, including more than 6 million who receive health care each year from the VA's 970 hospitals or clinics.
About 10 percent of young leukemia patients of East Asian ancestry inherit a gene variation that is associated with reduced tolerance of a drug that is indispensable for curing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common childhood cancer.
State officials are working to stem the spread of a measles outbreak that began in California. Vanderbilt University’s Dr. William Schaffner discusses ways to protect your health.
With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.
Research shows exposure to opioids during pregnancy can increase the risk of birth defects. Also, a new study indicates Celiac Disease among children in Britain has nearly tripled in the past twenty years.
In a rash of cases that public health officials are rushing to contain, at least 70 people in six states and Mexico have fallen ill since mid-December, most of them from California. The vast majority of those who got sick had not gotten the measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR, vaccine.
With special permission from the Food and Drug Administration and multiple drug companies, an Arizona hospital is testing medicines very early in development and never tried on brain tumors before.
Researchers say that women who use birth control pills for five years or more may have an increased risk of brain tumors. Also, many adults do not get the weekly recommendations for physical activity.
Having the dark brew may help prevent the most dangerous kind of skin cancer.
Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest.
Seventy people have been infected in a measles outbreak that led California public health officials to urge those who haven't been vaccinated against the disease, including children too young to be immunized, should avoid Disney parks where the spread originated.
ABC News' Dr. Richard Besser discusses a new study that shows a phenomenon that could affect your child.
Of the five employees at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, three have fully recovered and returned to work, and two remain off, said Dr. Pamela Hymel, the chief medical officer for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
Many healthcare and life science companies are ill-prepared for federal "whistleblower" lawsuits under the False Claims Act despite their knowledge of the law and its potential consequences, according to a national survey sponsored by Foley Hoag LLP.
Four death row inmates who are suing Ohio officials over a new state law that shields the names of companies providing lethal injection drugs want a federal court to prevent the law from taking effect in March.
A California dietary supplement manufacturer was ordered by a federal court to stop selling its products until the company comes into compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s dietary supplement manufacturing regulations and other requirements listed in the consent decree.
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