STAT+: IN MAJOR BET, BIOGEN PAYS $1.5 BILLION FOR RIGHTS TO A ONCE-FAILED TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION

Biogen, placing a major bet on a once-failed treatment, is paying $1.53 billion for the commercial rights to a Sage Therapeutics' oral...

OPINION: RETHINKING BLACK FRIDAY TO INCLUDE END-OF-LIFE CONVERSATIONS

With more than 250,000 Americans killed by Covid-19, it's time to think about reimagining Black Friday. Police officers in Philadelphia...

 
 
 

OPINION: I WORKED HARD TO PROTECT MYSELF FROM COVID-19 AND THE FLU. YET I GOT BOTH - AT THE SAME TIME

My painful excursion into the world of dueling infections started on a Tuesday afternoon with a scratchy throat and a mild-yet-annoying...

OPINION: ADD COVID-RELATED MYOCARDITIS, MECHANICAL VENTILATION, AND DEATH TO THIS YEAR'S FOOTBALL RISKS

Our fourth annual Football Injury Highlight Reel is taking a different tack this year. In previous years - 2017 , 2018 , and 2019 -...

 
 
 

STUDY OFFERS NEW CLUES FOR TREATING BRAIN CANCER IN CHILDREN

Brain tumors are among the most common - and the most deadly - cancers among children. A new paper, published today in the journal...

STAT+: HOUSE COMMITTEE WANTS PURDUE CEO AND SACKLER FAMILY MEMBERS TO TESTIFY AT OPIOID CRISIS HEARING

A congressional committee has asked the chief executive officer of Purdue Pharma and some members of the Sackler family that controls...

 
 
 

STAT+: PHARMALITTLE: PURDUE PLEADS GUILTY TO OPIOID CHARGES; CHINESE FIRM FILES FOR COVID-19 VACCINE APPROVAL

Good morning, everyone. Damian Garde here, filling in for Ed Silverman on the last work day of a holiday-shortened week. On that note,...

STAT+: ‘THE TREND IS IRREVERSIBLE': HOW COVID-19 COULD DRIVE A SHIFT TOWARD DECENTRALIZED TRIALS

Covid-19 started as a disaster for clinical research, halting or delaying 3 of every 4 trials worldwide. But in the months since, it...

 
 
 

OPINION: WHAT THE BIOPHARMA INDUSTRY IS DOING TO BUILD CONFIDENCE IN COVID-19 VACCINES

Over the last few weeks, the United States has surpassed 100,000 Covid-19 cases a day and reached the staggering milestone of 10 million...

A ‘BAD CASE OF DÉJÀ VU': NEW JERSEY HOSPITALS BRACE FOR COVID-19 SURGE, BUT HOPE THIS TIME WILL BE DIFFERENT

The first round of treating Covid-19 patients in New Jersey was brutal. Victorine Long Njaka, a nurse at Trinitas Regional Medical...

 
 
 

STAT+: ALNYLAM WINS FDA APPROVAL FOR FIRST DRUG TO TREAT RARE KIDNEY DISEASE

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. scored its third approval from the US Food and Drug Administration in as many years Monday, this time...

STAT+: WHICH PRICEY DRUGS WILL TRUMP'S INTERNATIONAL PRICING POLICY TARGET?

A version of this story first appeared in D.C. Diagnosis, STAT's weekly newsletter about the politics and policy of health and medicine....

 
 
 

STAT+: PHARMALITTLE: EU PLOTS A CRACKDOWN ON DELAY OF GENERIC DRUGS; RUSSIA SAYS ITS COVID-19 VACCINE IS 95% EFFECTIVE

Good morning, one and all. Damian Garde here, filling in for Ed Silverman in the waning work hours before the big holiday. Whether...

OPINION: OSHA'S ‘ABSURD REINTERPRETATION' OF A REGULATION REGARDING WORKERS AND COVID-19

Workplace exposures continue to be a major driver of the coronavirus pandemic, something that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

 
 
 

‘ESSENTIAL WORKERS' LIKELY TO GET EARLIER ACCESS TO COVID-19 VACCINE

Essential workers are likely to move ahead of adults 65 and older and people with high-risk medical conditions when the Centers for...

OPINION: CMS'S NEW RULES ON ORGAN DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION ‘WILL BRING CHAOS'

The United States had a once-in-a-generation opportunity to save countless additional lives each year by enacting smart reform of the...

 
 
 

STAT+: PHARMALITTLE: ASTRAZENECA SAYS ITS VACCINE CUTS COVID-19 RISK BY 70%; U.S. SHOTS WILL ‘HOPEFULLY' START WITHIN THREE WEEKS

Good morning. I'm Elizabeth Cooney, filling in for Ed Silverman today as he prepares to give thanks. Only French roast coffee and feline...

STAT+: A NEW STARTUP WANTS TO USE NATURAL KILLER CELLS TO FIGHT CANCER

On a blustery day last December, five biotech entrepreneurs and scientists walked past the snow-draped Boston Common and entered Yvonne's,...

 
 
 

ASTRAZENECA COVID-19 VACCINE IS 70% EFFECTIVE ON AVERAGE, EARLY DATA SHOW

AstraZeneca said Monday that its coronavirus vaccine reduced the risk of Covid-19 infection by an average of 70.4%, according to an...

STAT+: RAGING AT THE PANDEMIC, A VC RAISES $800M FOR A COMPANY THAT AIMS TO TRANSFORM BIOTECH MANUFACTURING

In March, as waves of Covid-19 cases began surging across the U.S., biotech venture capitalist Robert Nelsen was “pissed off” about...

 
 
 



Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse dead aged 85 

Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse dead aged 85 

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Star Wars' Mark Hamill Leads Tributes To Darth Vader Actor Dave Prowse

Star Wars' Mark Hamill Leads Tributes To Darth Vader Actor Dave Prowse

Star Wars legend Mark Hamill has led the tributes to his former co-star Dave Prowse , who has died at the age of 85. Dave played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy... Read more ...

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Chelsea vs Tottenham TV channel, live stream, time, team news, odds and head-to-head

Frank Lampard and Jose Mourinho go head-to-head on Sunday Frank Lampard and Jose Mourinho meet on Sunday afternoon at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea host Tottenham in a huge... Read more ...

More Than 10,000 Turkeys To Be Culled After Bird Flu Outbreak On North...

More Than 10,000 Turkeys To Be Culled After Bird Flu Outbreak On North Yorkshire Farm

Thousands of turkeys are to be culled at a farm in North Yorkshire due to an outbreak of avian flu. All 10,500 birds at the premises will be “humanely culled” to limit the... Read more ...

20 hot Amazon Black Friday deals you can still get ahead of Cyber Monday 2020

20 hot Amazon Black Friday deals you can still get ahead of Cyber Monday 2020

Here's a round-up of decent deals you can still get over this weekend in the Amazon Black Friday sales, before Cyber Monday crash-lands. Read more ...

Southampton vs Manchester United, Premier League: live score and latest updates

Southampton vs Manchester United, Premier League: live score and latest updates

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Lewis Hamilton is looking to continue his dominance over the rest of the field by capitalising on an astonishing 10th pole of the season at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Follow all... Read more ...

Sir Sean Connery cause of death confirmed after passing away aged 90

Sir Sean Connery cause of death confirmed after passing away aged 90

Factors in his death were atrial fibrillation - or irregular heart beat - pneumonia, respiratory failure and old age. Read more ...

Best Black Friday tech deals 2020: Today's top offers on Nintendo Switch...

Best Black Friday tech deals 2020: Today's top offers on Nintendo Switch Lite, Beats headphones, and predictions for Cyber Monday

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Boxing fans fume after Mike Tyson's return against Roy Jones Jr is called a draw

Boxing fans fume after Mike Tyson's return against Roy Jones Jr is called a draw

'Iron Mike' rolled back the years with an impressive display against Jones Jr, demonstrating the ferocious explosiveness that left the heavyweight ranks petrified when he was... Read more ...