State lawmakers are poised to make Hawaii one of a handful of states that allow psychologists to prescribe medication in hopes of increasing access to mental health services.
Gilead Sciences’s earnings missed analysts’ estimates, tumbling 17 percent in the first quarter. Lower sales of the biotech company’s blockbuster hepatitis C virus (HCV) drugs, Harvoni and Sovaldi, contributed to lower-than-expected profit.
Bolstering new federal guidelines that advise primary care doctors to carefully weigh the prescribing of opioid painkillers, two experts are recommending that surgeons also consider cutting back on the number of take-home opioid pills prescribed to patients after surgery.
A microscope about the size of a penny is giving scientists a new window into the everyday activity of cells within the spinal cord. The innovative technology revealed that astrocytes—cells in the nervous system that do not conduct electrical signals and were traditionally viewed as merely supportive—unexpectedly react to intense sensation.
Why does one person who tries cocaine get addicted, while another might use it and then leave it alone? Why do some people who kick a drug habit manage to stay clean, while others relapse?
The investigators were interested in the function of the body's mucus membranes like those found in the nose and the lining of the lungs.
About 70 people walked silently and in single file to Pfizer's headquarters, where they placed 2,500 flowers in a crib as though laying tribute on a coffin.
In the alphabets of our genomes, a single typo can mean the difference between health and disease.
The warning came after the release of results of a Danish study that linked oral fluconazole (Diflucan), which treats yeast infections, to miscarriage.
Overall Survival data from the Phase 3 study meets endpoint and demonstrates non-inferiority favoring Paclical/Apealea; will form basis for application seeking marketing approval in the United States anticipated for the end of 2016/2017.
Long-term use of the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins does not appear to decrease a patient's risk of colorectal cancer, suggests a new, large case-control study.
J. Michael Pearson will issue the unusual mea culpa on Capitol Hill for the business strategy that made Valeant an industry powerhouse but also triggered a backlash against the Canadian drugmaker.
Cancer researchers have found a particular signaling route in microRNA (miR-22) that could lead to targets for acute myeloid leukemia, the most common type of fast-growing cancer of the blood and bone marrow.
In recent years, researchers have made considerable headway in efforts to improve both the pharmacokinetics and safety of therapies based on rIL-12 based on the use of more advanced delivery mechanisms.
Many novel drugs are set to lose their patents by 2020, meaning South Korea’s generics market is expected to increase significantly.