Study points to virus as culprit in kids’ paralyzing illness

Lauran Neergaard, The Associated PressPublished Tuesday, October 22, 2019 4:50AM EDT WASHINGTON -- Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a virus is to blame for a mysterious illness that can start like the sniffles but quickly paralyze children....

Drug firms avert landmark opioid trial as talks on $48-billion settlement set to resume

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Four large drug companies could resume talks on Tuesday to try to reach a $48 billion settlement of all opioid litigation against them, after agreeing with two Ohio counties to a $260 million deal to avert the...

October brings losses for short sellers in U.S. opioid-related shares

FILE PHOTO: A pharmacist holds prescription painkiller Hydrocodine Bitartrate and Acetaminopohen, 7.5mg/325mg pills, made by Mallinckrodt at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey NEW YORK (Reuters) - October has been a rough month for...

Drugstore drones: UPS will fly CVS prescriptions to U.S. customers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc’s new Flight Forward drone unit will soon start home prescription delivery from CVS Health Corp. FILE PHOTO: A UPS drone makes a Flight Forward medical delivery on WakeMed Health & Hospitals' main...

The secret of classic Belgian beers? Medieval super yeasts!

An international team of scientists, led by Prof. Kevin Verstrepen (VIB-KU-Leuven) and Prof. Steven Maere (VIB-UGent), has discovered that some of the most renowned classic Belgian beers, including Gueuze and Trappist ales, are fermented with a rare and unusual form...

How the brain dials up the volume to hear someone in a crowd

Our brains have a remarkable ability to pick out one voice from among many. Now, a team of Columbia University neuroengineers has uncovered the steps that take place in the brain to make this feat possible. Today's discovery helps to...

Closures affect 1 in 8 pharmacies in the US

In a report published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago found that despite an overall increase in the number of pharmacies in the U.S. from 2009 to 2015, one in eight pharmacies, or 9,654,...

Vertex prices cystic fibrosis combo treatment at $311,000-per-year

(Reuters) - Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc has priced its three-drug combination for cystic fibrosis (CF) at $311,503 per year, after winning early U.S. approval on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A view shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in Silver...

Massachusetts vaping sales ban can stand but needs fixes: judge

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts judge on Monday declined to immediately halt a ban on the sale of vaping products adopted after an outbreak of e-cigarette-related lung injuries, but he said the state must redo the ban and get public...

Factbox: The U.S. opioid epidemic by the numbers

(Reuters) - Opioid deaths in the United States have soared over the last two decades, driving a wave of litigation against drugmakers and distributors. FILE PHOTO: A bottle of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma L.D. sit...
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