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  • European Medicines Agency to review Sanofi-Regeneron's Dupixent, Cemiplimab

    April 3, 2018 5:27 AM 45

    PARIS (Reuters) - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) will review the Dupixent (dupilumab) and Cemiplimab products being developed by drugmakers Sanofi and Regeneron, the companies said on Tuesday. They said the EMA had accepted to review an application for Dupixent as an add-on maintenance treatment in certain adults and adolescents with inadequately

  • Celgene Chief Operating Officer Scott Smith abruptly resigns

    April 2, 2018 9:56 PM 51

    (Reuters) - Celgene Corp said on Monday Chief Operating Officer Scott Smith is leaving the company, effective immediately. The company did not cite a reason for his departure, but said it was part of efforts to modify its executive team to focus on “long term success”. Mark Alles, who became chief executive officer of the drugmaker in 2016, will assume

  • Gloria Allred to represent 3 women in Ohio fertility case

    April 2, 2018 9:42 PM 46

    Women's rights attorney Gloria Allred has agreed to represent three women who lost eggs when an Ohio fertility clinic storage tank malfunctioned. Allred said at a news conference in Cleveland on Monday that her clients are cancer survivors who delayed chemotherapy to undergo fertility treatments at the clinic run by University Hospitals. She says mistreatment

  • Raw beef recall: More than 7,000 lbs of uninspected meat for tacos, fajitas recalled from 8 states

    April 2, 2018 1:04 PM 90

    Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. (istock) The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a recall of more than 7,000 pounds of raw beef products. The items were shipped to locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi

  • NYPD cops help deliver Easter baby in car

    April 1, 2018 10:38 PM 88

    NYPD cops on Easter Sunday helped deliver a baby on the city's Upper East Side in the front seat of a car. (NYPD) With two NYPD cops playing the role of bunny, an Upper East Side couple got a very special delivery in their Easter basket Sunday morning — a bundle of joy. The expectant parents, Phil and Kelly Crotty, were on their way out the door to the hospital

  • 5th day of water shortages in Greece's second-largest city

    April 1, 2018 8:12 AM 42

    Large sections of the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki have been without water for a fifth day because of damage to an old pipeline. The center and northwestern parts of Greece's second-largest city have been without water since Tuesday, when a 40-year-old pipeline that brings water to the city from 50 kilometers (30 miles) away burst. Hundreds of thousands

  • Teva wins reversal of U.S. jury's $235 million GSK drug patent verdict

    March 28, 2018 9:26 PM 41

    (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a U.S. jury’s verdict that required Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd to pay GlaxoSmithKline Plc more than $235 million for infringing a patent covering its blood pressure drug Coreg. U.S. District Judge Leonard Stark in Wilmington, Delaware ruled that the evidence did not support the jury’s finding

  • Maryland Legislature: Organ donors deserve tax breaks

    March 27, 2018 12:33 PM 40

    Maryland's General Assembly has passed a bill that would give a tax break to people who donate all or a portion of an organ to another person. The bill would let liver, kidney, intestine, pancreas, lung or bone marrow donors subtracts up to $7,500 in income on state tax returns to offset donation expenses. The Baltimore Sun reports that the bill is sponsored

  • Fertility clinic rules out inappropriate access to tank area

    March 24, 2018 12:31 AM 37

    An Ohio fertility clinic where thousands of frozen eggs and embryos may have been damaged in a storage tank failure says it's ruled out any inappropriate physical access to its storage tanks area. University Hospitals in suburban Cleveland also said in the letter this week to clinic patients that it doesn't think there was a hack into its computers

  • Mexico approves conscientious objection for doctors

    March 23, 2018 9:02 PM 39

    Mexico's national anti-discrimination council says a proposed law allowing doctors to refuse medical procedures because of conscientious objection threatens patients' right to treatment. The measure appears aimed at abortion, which is legal in Mexico City, but outlawed in many other parts of Mexico. The council said Friday that "Mexico City residents