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  • In Miami, Obama to diagnose what ails Obamacare October 20, 2016
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will head to the election battleground state Florida on Thursday to offer his prescription for fixing the Affordable Care Act, his signature healthcare law, but any remedies will be left up to his successor and the next Congress.
  • Bernie Sanders, U.S. Rep Cummings seek info on Ariad leukemia drug October 20, 2016
    (Reuters) - Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings issued a letter on Thursday seeking information from Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc on the "staggering" price increases for the company's leukemia drug.
  • Doctors think you don’t use enough sunscreen October 20, 2016
    (Reuters Health) - Even though most dermatologists recommend sunscreen to prevent skin cancer and premature aging of the skin, nearly all of them believe patients aren’t getting the message, a small U.S. study suggests.
  • Gilead unveils promising hep C, fatty liver data; setbacks elsewhere October 20, 2016
    (Reuters) - Gilead Sciences Inc on Thursday announced high cure rates across all types of hepatitis C in late stage studies testing a triple drug combination, and said another experimental drug showed promise in reducing liver scarring known as fibrosis in a midstage trial.
  • Roche bid for Avastin follow-on suffers blow with trial failure October 20, 2016
    ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche's bid to follow its blockbuster cancer drug Avastin with a newer, better drug took a hit when it announced on Thursday that an investigational therapy had failed in a study against metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC).
  • Roche bets on new cancer drugs to offset patent expiries October 20, 2016
    ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche said on Thursday strong sales of new medicines like cancer immunotherapy drug Tecentriq would help to sustain the company's growth as patents on older drugs start to expire.