STAT PLUS: FDA FINDS ‘UNACCEPTABLE' LEVELS OF A POSSIBLE CARCINOGEN IN A WIDELY USED DIABETES PILL

After months of testing, the Food and Drug Administration reported finding unacceptable levels of a possible carcinogen in some metformin...

STAT PLUS: MEDICAL SOCIETIES HAVE ‘EXTENSIVE' FINANCIAL TIES WITH DRUG AND DEVICE MAKERS

Many leaders of influential U.S. medical societies have extensive financial relationships with drug and device makers, raising concerns...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: VERTEX ANGERS U.K. CYSTIC FIBROSIS PATIENTS WITH A DELAY IN SUBMITTING DATA FOR ITS NEWEST THERAPY

Vertex Pharmaceuticals has sparked a new round of anger among cystic fibrosis patients in the U.K. by requesting extra time to submit...

EXPERTS DECRY FDA'S HALTING OF A HIGH-PROFILE COVID-19 STUDY OVER APPROVALS

Regulators at the Food and Drug Administration told STAT the agency's decision this month to halt a high-profile, Bill Gates-backed...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: PHARMALITTLE: MODERNA EXECUTIVES CASHED OUT BIG TIME; SHOULD WE HAVE ‘QUALITY SCORES' FOR MANUFACTURING DRUGS?

Everyone, and how are you today? We are coping so far, thank you. Despite gray skies hovering over the Pharmalot campus, our spirits...

EXPERTS DECRY FDA'S HALTING OF A HIGH-PROFILE COVID-19 STUDY OVER APPROVALS

Regulators at the Food and Drug Administration told STAT the agency's decision last week to halt a high-profile, Gates Foundation-backed...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: STARTUP SPOTLIGHT: GOING AFTER IMMUNE REGULATORS WHEN THEY CAUSE DISEASE INSTEAD OF PREVENT IT

Q32 Bio has two targets in its sights: the two arms of the immune system. The Cambridge, Mass., startup on Wednesday announced $46...

WATCH: HOW RESEARCHERS WILL STUDY COVID-19 VACCINES

The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, has sickened millions of people around the world and upended everyday life in unprecedented...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: SCIENTISTS 3D-MAP THE ‘LITTLE BRAIN OF THE HEART'

Even cardiologists might not know - or pay attention to - the intracardiac nervous system. This “little brain of the heart” is a system...

OPINION: THE DATA-FREE ZONE OF COVID-19 COMPLICATES MEDICAL, FAMILY DECISION-MAKING

“What would you do, doc?” It's a question I get all the time as a family doctor practicing full-scope primary care after describing...

 
 
 

OPINION: BEATING COVID-19 WILL CHANGE HOW NEW THERAPIES ARE DEVELOPED

The global Covid-19 pandemic has left families and communities around the globe grieving for lost loved ones, exhausted from prolonged...

‘FORCED TO RETRACT COMPLETELY INTO OURSELVES,' A MOTHER AND SON CONFRONT CANCER IN THE AGE OF COVID-19

Amy Sapien had prepared for her April 13 surgery as best she could. She dyed her long blond hair a bright pink. She got a tattoo on...

 
 
 

MODERNA EXECUTIVES HAVE CASHED OUT $89M IN SHARES THIS YEAR, AS STOCK PRICE HAS SOARED ON VACCINE HOPES

The top five executives at the biotech company Moderna have sold more than $89 million of stock so far this year - initiating nearly...

HOSPITAL RECORDS HOLD VALUABLE COVID-19 DATA. MAKING IT USABLE IS TIME-CONSUMING WORK

As tens of thousands of people worldwide test positive for Covid-19 every day, researchers are beginning to accumulate a trove of data...

 
 
 

TRUMP TRIES TO CONVINCE VOTERS HE'S LOWERED DRUG PRICES, BASED ONLY ON A MODEST TWEAK TO MEDICARE

WASHINGTON - President Trump used a glitzy Rose Garden address, flanked by pharmaceutical company CEOs and patient advocates, to boast...

NEW RESEARCH REWRITES HISTORY OF WHEN COVID-19 ARRIVED IN U.S. - AND POINTS TO MISSED CHANCES TO STOP IT

New research has poured cold water on the theory that the Covid-19 outbreak in Washington state - the country's first - was triggered...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: EXPERTS PUSH FOR A ‘SEAL OF APPROVAL' TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF MEDICINES

Should there be a Good Housekeeping ‘seal of approval' for prescription medicines? In a new paper, a group of academics and pharmacists...

STAT PLUS: A PHARMA EFFORT TO WORK WITH EUROPEAN OFFICIALS TO DEVELOP NEW DRUGS IS A “FAILURE”

In a scathing report, a pair of non-governmental organizations accused the European pharmaceutical industry of “failing to meaningfully...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: PHARMALITTLE: MERCK ENTERS COVID-19 VACCINE RACE; PHARMA ALARMED BY PUSH FOR U.S.-ONLY SUPPLY CHAIN

Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend respite was somehow restful and invigorating, especially...

OPINION: BIOPHARMA COMPANIES ARE SPREADING MISINFORMATION - AND TAKING ADVANTAGE OF IT

As Covid-19 upends the world, people are putting their faith in the biopharma industry to save us from this crisis. Retail investors...

 
 
 



Premier League reveal 0.4% positive rate in latest COVID-19 testing

Premier League reveal 0.4% positive rate in latest COVID-19 testing

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Ron Smith dead aged 79: Aston Villa lead tributes to boss Dean's late father

Ron Smith dead aged 79: Aston Villa lead tributes to boss Dean's late father

ASTON VILLA have led tributes to manager Dean Smith's dad Ron after the lifelong fan died aged 79, four weeks after contracting coronavirus. Ron had dementia and was in a care... Read more ...

SpaceX's launch of NASA astronauts was scrubbed and rescheduled for Saturday...

SpaceX's launch of NASA astronauts was scrubbed and rescheduled for Saturday due to poor weather, just 17 minutes before liftoff

SpaceX and NASA were set to launch astronauts to the International Space Station on Wednesday. A successful launch would have resurrected human spaceflight in America after a... Read more ...

Prince William to feature in new documentary called Football, Prince William...

Prince William to feature in new documentary called Football, Prince William And Our Mental Health

The Duke of Cambridge overcame his anxiety about giving important speeches because his weakening eye-sight meant he could no longer see people's faces in crowds. Read more ...

Liverpool will return to contact training THIS WEEK as Premier League...

Liverpool will return to contact training THIS WEEK as Premier League confirm vote

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Piers Morgan backs Emily Maitlis in 'impartiality row' against 'BBC weasels'

Piers Morgan backs Emily Maitlis in 'impartiality row' against 'BBC weasels'

Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan has hit out at BBC management after Emily Maitlis was replaced on Newsnight after transgressing impartiality lines Read more ...

Troy Deeney to return to Watford training after talks with Government chief

Troy Deeney to return to Watford training after talks with Government chief

EXCLUSIVE: Watford captain Deeney will return to training having stayed away thus far, after having his fears allayed by the Government's deputy chief medical officer Jonathan... Read more ...

Amanda Holden comes clean about flashing her boobs on purpose on TV

Amanda Holden comes clean about flashing her boobs on purpose on TV

BGT judge Amanda Holden is often criticised for her racy dresses and cheeky antics on the family show and she has admitted that some of the saucy moments are contrived Read more ...

Scott Disick, 36, and Sofia Richie, 21, call it quits after 3 years together

Scott Disick, 36, and Sofia Richie, 21, call it quits after 3 years together

Scott Disick and Sofia Richie have ended their relationship, according to a new report. Read more ...

Hilary Duff and Her Cheaper By the Dozen Co-Stars Just Recreated These...

Hilary Duff and Her Cheaper By the Dozen Co-Stars Just Recreated These Iconic Scenes

Talk about a blast from the past! Hilary Duff and numerous members of the Cheaper By the Dozen cast are recreating iconic moments from their famous film for a good cause. While... Read more ...