Month: August 2019

Patent court to review Alexion’s Soliris patents on Amgen challenge

The U.S. patent office will review patents on Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc’s blood disorder treatment Soliris, after Amgen Inc challenged them, court filings showed on Friday.

Oklahoma hospital used dirty gastroscopes on almost 1,000 patients; no infections reported

An unnamed hospital in Oklahoma used contaminated gastroscopes in procedures performed on nearly a thousand patients in recent months, device maker Pentax Medical told U.S. regulators last month, putting the patients at risk of exposure to bacteria that can cause infections.

Women may be missing out on outpatient hospital care in northern India

Women account for only a little over one third of appointments at a major hospital in India’s capital, New Delhi, highlighting extensive gender discrimination in access to healthcare services, researchers say.

FTC probes marketing practices of e-cigarette maker Juul: WSJ

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating the marketing practices of e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

FDA says widening probe on generic drug impurities

The U.S. Food and Drugs Administration said on Wednesday it was expanding its investigation into impurities in U.S. generic drugs beyond a class of medicines for high blood pressure known as angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs).

J&J liable for $572 million in Oklahoma opioid epidemic trial; shares rise

An Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572.1 million to the state for its part in fueling an opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing addictive painkillers, a sum that was substantially less than investors had expected, driving up J&J’s shares.

Oklahoma judge to rule in $17 billion opioid lawsuit against J&J

An Oklahoma judge on Monday will decide whether Johnson & Johnson should be held liable in a $17 billion lawsuit alleging the drugmaker’s marketing practices fueled the opioid epidemic by flooding the market with painkillers.

Congo has given over 200,000 people Merck Ebola vaccine: government

Congolese authorities and health workers vaccinated more than 200,000 people against Ebola in August, the government said on Sunday, using a Merck vaccine they hope will help rein in the world’s second worst epidemic.

Dementia caregiving takes toll on sleep

(Reuters Health) – Family caregivers for dementia patients don’t sleep as long or as well as other adults of the same age, a new study suggests.

South Africa pledges fiscal discipline in sweeping health reform

A proposed switch to universal health coverage in South Africa will be managed in a fiscally responsible way, a senior presidential aide told Reuters, forecasting the landmark reform would cost the state $2.2 billion per year by 2025/26.

ARE YOU READY? GET IT NOW!
Recieve NuPeak Pro’s Free Nootropics Report
Your Information will never be shared with any third party.