STAT PLUS: MCKESSON REACHES $175 MILLION DEAL WITH SHAREHOLDERS OVER LAX OVERSIGHT OF OPIOID SHIPMENTS

As pressure mounts on pharmaceutical wholesalers over their role in the opioid crisis, McKesson agreed to pay $175 million to settle...

STAT PLUS: ROCHE IS FINED BY ROMANIA FOR THWARTING COMPETITION TO ITS CANCER MEDICINES

Following a two-year investigation, Roche was fined $14 million by antitrust authorities in Romania for using different tactics to...

 
 
 

OPINION: BIRD FLU. SARS. CHINA CORONAVIRUS. IS HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF?

HONG KONG - Sometimes history seems to unspool in a continuous playback loop. That is the feeling I get from watching Hongkongers donning...

STAT PLUS: THE SUBURBS ARE CHEAPER, BUT THEY DON'T HAVE WHAT KENDALL SQUARE HAS FOR BIOTECHS: SERENDIPITY

You know Kendall Square's office rents have gotten stratospheric when a CEO compares the neighborhood with Madison Avenue in New York,...

 
 
 

OPINION: THE CANNABIS BOOM COULD BE GOOD FOR SCIENCE - AND SCIENTISTS

I've been a chemistry professor for 15 years and a chemist for longer than that. Through most of that time, I paid little heed to cannabis,...

OPINION: EPIC'S CALL TO BLOCK A PROPOSED DATA RULE IS WRONG FOR MANY REASONS

Epic, the nation's largest electronic health record company and a major beneficiary of a $48 billion Obama-era federal program to promote...

 
 
 

‘THE TIME TO WORRY IS NOW': THE CORONAVIRUS IN CHINA COULD THREATEN PHARMA'S INGREDIENT SOURCING

As a novel coronavirus spreads through China and rattles the rest of the world, the pharmaceutical industry is on guard over the adequacy...

STAT PLUS: ‘THE GURUS OF SPERM': OHANA BIOSCIENCES IS TAKING A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO FERTILITY 

“Ohana” means family in Hawaiian - and the new Cambridge, Mass.-based biotech that took that word as its name isn't shy about evoking...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: THESE 10 STARTUPS ACQUIRED BY ALPHABET REVEAL A HEALTH CARE PLAY CENTERED ON SURVEILLANCE

At a gathering of the world's business and political titans last week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai became the latest tech leader to sharpen...

DNA SLEUTHS READ THE CORONAVIRUS GENOME, TRACING ITS ORIGINS AND LOOKING FOR DANGEROUS MUTATIONS

As infectious disease specialists and epidemiologists race to contain the outbreak of the novel coronavirus centered on Wuhan, China,...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: ANOTHER PATIENT CHARITY SETTLES CHARGES IT HELPED DRUG MAKERS PAY MEDICARE KICKBACKS

After a contentious, two-year battle with federal authorities, a patient charity called Patient Services agreed to pay $3 million to...

HOW FAST CAN BIOTECH COME UP WITH A VACCINE FOR THE LATEST OUTBREAK?

The deadly outbreak of a novel coronavirus has sparked a race among biotech companies, each claiming that its technology can quickly...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: WHAT DOES THE LATEST TWIST IN THE SAREPTA SAGA MEAN FOR THE FUTURE OF THE FDA? WE DISCUSS

Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration released documents that reveal a schism within the agency regarding its approval...

NEW CORONAVIRUS CAN CAUSE INFECTIONS WITH NO SYMPTOMS AND SICKEN OTHERWISE HEALTHY PEOPLE, STUDIES SHOW

Two papers published Friday in the journal the Lancet offer some of the first rigorous analyses of patients who contracted a novel...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: UP AND DOWN THE LADDER: THE LATEST COMINGS AND GOINGS

Hired someone new and exciting? Promoted a rising star? Finally solved that hard-to-fill spot? Share the news with us, and we'll share...

‘TRAUMATIC AS HELL': PATIENTS DESCRIBE WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE RESTRAINED IN THE ER

Sometimes, in especially intense moments in the emergency room, a staffer might have to take the drastic step of physically restraining...

 
 
 

CDC REPORTS SECOND U.S. CASE OF NOVEL VIRUS SPREADING IN CHINA

A second case of the new infection emerging from China has been discovered in the United States - a woman who returned to Chicago from...

OPINION: USING SOCIAL NORMS TO DRIVE POSITIVE CHANGES IN HEALTH

Well-intentioned efforts to help others often backfire, but we can learn from our mistakes. Vaping has captured the nation's attention...

 
 
 

PRECAUTIONS ARE IN PLACE. NOW U.S. HOSPITALS AND STATES READY FOR MORE CASES OF NOVEL VIRUS FROM CHINA

It seemed like it was only a matter of time. Even before the first U.S. case of a novel coronavirus that's broken out in China was...

OPINION: QUESTIONABLE STUDY CASTS A CLOUD OVER THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF WATER FLUORIDATION

Seventy-five years ago, on Jan. 25, 1945, public health officials began an experiment in Grand Rapids, Mich., to prevent the pain,...

 
 
 



Rafael Nadal makes honest Nick Kyrgios assessment after Australian Open win

Rafael Nadal makes honest Nick Kyrgios assessment after Australian Open win

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Kim Kardashian attends midnight Sunday Service in honour of Kobe Bryant

Kim Kardashian attends midnight Sunday Service in honour of Kobe Bryant

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Kevin Pietersen hails ‘clinical' England after series victory over South Africa

Kevin Pietersen hails ‘clinical' England after series victory over South Africa

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Kobe Bryant's adorable marriage to Vanessa and the sacrifice he made to marry her

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Leeds announce loan signing of Jean-Kevin Augustin from RB Leipzig

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Meet Love Island 2020 contestant Demi Jones - the “bubbly” contestant who...

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The drama is certainly hotting up on this year's Love Island. And it looks like more feathers could be ruffled, as new bombshells enter the villa. Introducing Demi Jones, a... Read more ...

Bournemouth vs Arsenal LIVE: Team news and line ups confirmed, FA Cup draw...

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Mikel Arteta's Arsenal travel to Bournemouth looking to advance to the fifth-round of the FA Cup. Follow the action from the Vitality Stadium LIVE with Express Sport. Read more ...

Kobe Bryant started using helicopters as a player as a way to maintain his...

Kobe Bryant started using helicopters as a player as a way to maintain his body and spend more time with his family

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Coronation Street Star Neville Buswell Dies Aged 76

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Former Coronation Street actor Neville Buswell has died at the age of 76. The star - best known as the Street's Ray Langton - died on Christmas Day. News of his death came to... Read more ...

Nicki Minaj's brother jailed for 25 years for child rape

Nicki Minaj's brother jailed for 25 years for child rape

The rapper's brother was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after being found guilty in his child rape trial Read more ...