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US Food and Drug Administration Gives OK on New Pfizer Drug for Rare, Deadly Leukemia

US Food and Drug Administration Gives OK on New Pfizer Drug for Rare, Deadly Leukemia

Earlier this week, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved the new Pfizer Inc cancer drug, Besponsa (inotuzumab ozogamicin) for the treatment of adults who have relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic... 
Vertex Will Go Ahead with Promising New Cystic Fibrosis Drug Trials (VRTX)

Vertex Will Go Ahead with Promising New Cystic Fibrosis Drug Trials (VRTX)

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: VRTX) released new clinical findings that show how promising a new cystic fibrosis treatment could be.  The approach combats the condition, improving lung function by significant measure and improving... 
USDA Issues Recall Warning Over Bones Found in Frozen Chicken Bites (Made for Toddlers)

USDA Issues Recall Warning Over Bones Found in Frozen Chicken Bites (Made for Toddlers)

It has been a big year for recalls, unfortunately, from auto parts to food products. And today is no different; though today’s recall is of the latter category. Vernon, CA-based Overhill Farms Inc has issued a voluntary recall... 
Listeriosis Concerns Prompts [Another] Hummus Recall

Listeriosis Concerns Prompts [Another] Hummus Recall

Listeria recalls seem to have been greatly on the rise over the past few years and, today, it looks like this is a trend that is not going to change any time soon. In this incident, though, it is three brands of hummus produced from... 
Two Companies Announce Massive Listeria Contamination Recalls

Two Companies Announce Massive Listeria Contamination Recalls

Food recalls as a result of listeria concerns seems to be somewhat common these days and today is no different. In fact, today we have two reports of potential listeria contamination. First, A company in Las Cruces, New Mexico has... 
US Food and Drug Administration Approves New ALS Drug

US Food and Drug Administration Approves New ALS Drug

On Monday morning, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug aimed at treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS and, more commonly, Lou Gehrig’s disease. This drug is called edaravone,... 
Vulto Cheese Issues Multi-State Recall of Raw-Milk Cheese In Listeriosis Scare

Vulto Cheese Issues Multi-State Recall of Raw-Milk Cheese In Listeriosis Scare

In Europe, raw milk cheese is a big part of the culinary tradition. In the United States, of course, this type of product is more uniquely regulated state-by-state. Obviously, raw-milk advocates in the United States argue that pasteurization... 
Will Alzheimer’s Disease Be the Financial Straw that Breaks the Medicare Camel’s Back?

Will Alzheimer’s Disease Be the Financial Straw that Breaks the Medicare Camel’s Back?

According to data in the annual report from the Alzheimer’s Association, one American will develop Alzheimer’s disease every 66 seconds in 2017. By 2050, the report says, the number will double—so one new diagnosis every... 
Are We All Destined To Lose Our Hearing by 2060?

Are We All Destined To Lose Our Hearing by 2060?

By the year 2020, more than half of adults in the United States will be affected by hearing disorders. This shocking data comes as a result of a new study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in Baltimore. Furthermore,... 
Should We Give “Alternative Milk” A different Nutrition Label (Since it is Not A Dairy Product)s?

Should We Give “Alternative Milk” A different Nutrition Label (Since it is Not A Dairy Product)s?

Of all the bills to pass through Congress over the past few months, there is one that really stands out. The DAIRY PRIDE Act presents an argument to Congress that almond milk should not be called “milk”. And yes, the bill’s... 
What’s Really In Your Chicken Sandwich?

What’s Really In Your Chicken Sandwich?

Fast food is usually as tasty as it is convenient but nobody ever really expects it to be healthy. What consumers should expect, however, is that it is, in fact, food. While we are all keenly aware that fast food is not the healthiest,... 
Are Millennials At A Higher Risk for Colorectal Cancer?

Are Millennials At A Higher Risk for Colorectal Cancer?

What difference can forty years make? Well, in terms of colorectal cancer, perhaps a 400 percent risk. New data from study by the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute shows that someone born during the 1990s could... 
So, What IS the Best Diet For Heart Health?

So, What IS the Best Diet For Heart Health?

human heart – anatomy We are now entering the third month of 2017: how is that diet you promised you would undertake? Eating healthier is one of the top three New Year’s Resolutions Americans make every year; of course,... 
Could A Skin Patch That Monitors Sweat Be the Next “Wearable”

Could A Skin Patch That Monitors Sweat Be the Next “Wearable”

Sweat is important. I know it may not seem that way but we need. Perspiration, first of all, keeps the body cool as temperatures rise—whether externally or internally. But sweating also helps to rid the body of toxins and waste.... 
WHO Report Warns of Massive impact  Have on Children

WHO Report Warns of Massive impact Have on Children

Experts at the World Health Organization say that children are consistently exposed—on a daily basis—to junk food ads in video blogs and social media and mobile apps. According to its latest report, many parents are completely... 
Alarming Number of Children Poisoned by Opioids in US, Annually

Alarming Number of Children Poisoned by Opioids in US, Annually

Alarming new research shows that young children and teenagers are now more likely than ever before to be poisoned by opioid painkillers. Of course, these painkillers are often prescribed for other family members and, therefore, are... 
FDA Approves new Testosterone Supplement/Therapy Labels, Warning of Abuse

FDA Approves new Testosterone Supplement/Therapy Labels, Warning of Abuse

Several million men in America currently use testosterone pills (or gels or get injections) as a means to boost their physical health or their libido. Anabolic steroids, of course, are synthetic variations of natural testosterone,... 
Could An Insect Bacteria Be the Answer to Zika Spread?

Could An Insect Bacteria Be the Answer to Zika Spread?

In an attempt to quell the Zika virus outbreak in South America, researchers are trying to infect mosquitoes with a special bacteria that could prevent them from spreading the virus (and it may work with other vector-borne diseases,... 
PepsiCo Announces Plan to Cut Sugar and Calories in Soda and Snack Products

PepsiCo Announces Plan to Cut Sugar and Calories in Soda and Snack Products

It looks like Pepsi is heeding the consumer demand for healthier options. The company has announced an improvement—more aggressive—effort to cut sugar over the next ten years. This may not cut sugar out of soda completely but it... 
Chobani To Offer 6 Weeks Paid Paternity Leave

Chobani To Offer 6 Weeks Paid Paternity Leave

In today’s job market, it is not always easy to find the kind of comprehensive benefits that made careers so competitive in past generations. So when you find a US company that offers six weeks of maternity leave, it is certainly... 
US FDA Approves Low-Cost Humira BioSimilar Alternative from Amgen

US FDA Approves Low-Cost Humira BioSimilar Alternative from Amgen

The United States Food and Drug Administration has just approved adalimumab-atto (under the brand name Amjevita), for Amgen, Inc as a drug biosimilar to AbbVie’s adalimumab drug, Humira.  Humira was originally approved in December... 
Rite Aid Same Store Sales Gets Pressure From Generics

Rite Aid Same Store Sales Gets Pressure From Generics

Rite Aid Corp has just reported that sales figures came in well below Wall Street estimates in its second quarter, largely due to pressure from pharmacy reimbursement rates and generic drugs. Indeed, the report showed same-store sales... 
Allergan Announces Acquisition of Tiny Drug Maker Tobira for Roughly $1.7 Billion

Allergan Announces Acquisition of Tiny Drug Maker Tobira for Roughly $1.7 Billion

Big pharma firm Allergan has just announced their plans to purchase the tiny Tobira Therapeutics firm. The deal, at least for now, is valued at about $28.35 per share, but Allergen says that it could expand to involve more money. According... 
GlaxoSmithKline Promotes Emma Walmsley to CEO Upon Witty’s Departure

GlaxoSmithKline Promotes Emma Walmsley to CEO Upon Witty’s Departure

GlaxoSmithKline has just named Emma Walmsley as the new CEO, to replace Andrew Witty when he retires next year. Walmsley, of course, is the company’s present consumer healthcare division CEO, but within only a matter of months... 
FDA Approves Patient-Lobbied Muscular Dystrophy Drug Before Experts Advise

FDA Approves Patient-Lobbied Muscular Dystrophy Drug Before Experts Advise

The United States Food and Drug Administration has just approved the first drug aimed at treating patients who have the most common childhood form of muscular dystrophy. While this, alone, may be remarkable, it is also a marked example...