J&J’s Remicade losing ground in Quebec health plan despite court victory

TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson’s Remicade, a blockbuster drug that treats autoimmune disorders, has steadily lost market share among patients enrolled in the Canadian province of Quebec’s public drug program, even after a court ruling reinstated full coverage in...

Michigan boy, 17, gets double lung transplant after damage from vaping

(Reuters) - A 17-year-old Michigan boy facing “imminent death” from vaping injuries has undergone a double lung transplant, the first in a patient suffering from the effects of e-cigarettes, a Detroit hospital said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A man uses...

UK’s Labour pledges 26 billion pound boost to healthcare spending

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Labour Party will pledge on Wednesday to spend an extra 26 billion pounds ($33 billion) on healthcare if it wins the Dec. 12 election, including recruiting thousands more staff, rebuilding facilities and providing new equipment....

Insomnia symptoms tied to increased risk of heart attack and stroke

(Reuters Health) - People who have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep may be more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than individuals who don’t have any sleep difficulties, a recent study suggests. Researchers followed 487,200 people in...

Patients just as satisfied when surgeons give fewer opioids for pain

(Reuters Health) - When surgeons cut their prescribing of opioids for pain by more than 50%, their patient-satisfaction scores didn’t suffer, a small U.S. study found. As reported in JAMA Surgery, the study team analyzed patient satisfaction results for 11...

Black, Hispanic mothers report more pain after delivery but get less pain medication

(Reuters Health) - White mothers may receive more pain assessments after delivery and have better access to painkillers than women from other racial and ethnic groups, two new studies suggest. For one study, researchers examined data on postpartum pain scores...

Eswatini next to suspend South African animal imports after foot and mouth outbreak

MBABANE (Reuters) - ESwatini has suspended animal imports from neighboring South Africa for a second time this year following another outbreak of foot and mouth disease, the mountain kingdom’s agricultural ministry said on Tuesday. In January, eSwatini, formerly Swaziland, joined...

U.S. recorded 11 cases of measles over the past month

(Reuters) - The United States recorded 11 measles cases over a month as of Nov. 7, taking the total cases for the year to 1,261 in the worst outbreak since 1992, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on...

Amarin surges as fish-oil drug receives largely positive FDA review

(Reuters) - Amarin Corp Plc’s fish oil-derived drug received a largely positive review from FDA staffers on Tuesday, dispelling investor fears that the company’s choice of placebo in its trial could challenge the approval of its potential blockbuster. Shares of...

Solid Biosciences shares plummet as gene therapy trial halted again

(Reuters) - Shares in Solid Biosciences Inc plunged 71% on Tuesday after a trial testing its gene therapy for a muscle-wasting disorder was halted for the second time in less than two years. A seven-year-old boy being treated for the...
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