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  • Pharmacist accused of trying to kill mother with insulin

    September 14, 2017 4:48 PM 57

    A Pennsylvania pharmacist is accused of trying to kill her own mother with a series of insulin injections. Police claim Donna Horger, 50, attempted to inject her 74-year-old mother with insulin on three separate occasions, Fox 29 reported. The first alleged attempt reportedly occurred at Immaculate Mary Nursing Home in Philadelphia. Horger’s mother

  • Outbreak of disease carried by mosquitoes halts blood donation in Rome

    September 14, 2017 12:45 PM 17

    ROME (Reuters) - Italian health officials have banned residents across half of Rome from donating blood because of an outbreak of the painful, mosquito-borne illness Chikungunya. At least 17 people in southeastern Rome have been diagnosed with the virus since the end of August, and the local health authority decided to suspend blood donations in the affected

  • Halozyme to license drug delivery tech to Roche, Bristol-Myers

    September 14, 2017 12:19 PM 21

    (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Halozyme Therapeutics Inc said on Thursday it would license its drug delivery technology to Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Swiss drugmaker Roche in separate collaborations. Shares of Halozyme rose 12.7 percent to $14.85 in premarket trading after the company also raised its 2017 revenue forecast as a result of the deals. The company

  • Teva to sell women's health assets to CVC Capital Partners: report

    September 13, 2017 8:40 PM 21

    (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA.TA) (TEVA.N) is close to a deal to sell its women’s health assets outside the United States to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners, the Fly reported, citing Bloomberg. The assets could be valued at about $800 million, according to the Bloomberg report. (bit.ly/2y03sQx) Israel-based Teva, the world’s

  • New oral diabetes drug shows promise for type 1 patients

    September 13, 2017 5:39 PM 27

    Insulin-dependent type 1 diabetes patients must inject themselves with insulin multiple times each day to administer insulin, because no drug has been able to deliver glucose control orally up to this point. Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A Phase 3 clinical trial of the drug, sotagliflozin, show promise at helping to control glucose levels and reduce the need for insulin

  • Lupus hits certain groups harder

    September 11, 2017 5:51 PM 39

    MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 -- There are significant ethnic and racial disparities in the rates of lupus in the United States, two new studies report. Researchers reviewed registries of people living in San Francisco and New York City with the autoimmune disease. They found that the prevalence of lupus was higher in San Francisco than in Manhattan -- 85 people

  • Study finds dangerous drug use trend in high school seniors

    September 11, 2017 4:28 PM 55

    Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A study from New York University has found that the use of synthetic cannabinoids is on the rise among high school seniors. The study, {link:published in the September edition of Pediatrics: "http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2017/09/07/peds.2017-1330" target="_blank"), found synthetic cannabinoids, or SCs, which are potent

  • J&J unit ends hepatitis C drug development in crowded market

    September 11, 2017 6:36 AM 25

    (Reuters) - Janssen Sciences Ireland UC, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, said it would discontinue further development of its hepatitis C research, citing increased availability of a number of effective hepatitis C therapies. Janssen said it would not continue the development of the investigational hepatitis C treatment regimen JNJ-4178, a combination of three

  • Horse dies from serious mosquito-borne disease

    September 8, 2017 5:38 PM 16

    State officials say a horse in Cumberland County has died after contracting eastern equine encephalitis, a serious mosquito-borne disease that affects horses. The five-year-old mare -- which had not been vaccinated against encephalitis -- died on Aug. 28. Officials did not say which Cumberland County town the horse lived in. The death serves as a warning

  • Teen's painful skin condition causes her to 'shed' every 6 weeks

    September 8, 2017 2:28 PM 60

    A 16-year-old who sheds her skin every six weeks is set to receive life-changing therapy for her rare disease. Shalini Yadav, who was diagnosed with Erythroderma, has to constantly moisturize her body and bathe every hour to stop her skin from hardening, SWNS reported. Yadav, who lives in the Chattarpur district of Madhya Pradseh in India, is set to fly to Spain