Texas reports four more cases of Zika spread by local mosquitoes
Texas health officials said they had identified four additional cases of Zika likely spread by local mosquitoes, two weeks after the first case was reported in the state.
ZURICH Novartis said U.S. health regulators have granted the Swiss drugmaker's meningitis B vaccine Bexsero breakthrough therapy status.
The Basel-based company in a statement on Monday said it plans to file for U.S. approval of Bexsero as early as the second quarter of this year.
Bexsero is widely seen as crucial to Novartis' vaccines business, which has struggled to catch market leaders GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi and Merck. The business was the only one of Novartis' five divisions to report a full-year operating loss in 2013.
The vaccine already has approval in Europe, Canada and Australia and has been administered at several universities in the United States to stop outbreaks of meningitis across campuses.
(Reporting by Caroline Copley; Editing by Christopher Cushing)
Two leading U.S. medical societies are poised in the coming weeks to issue new diabetes treatment guidelines reflecting the lifesaving cardiovascular effects of Eli Lilly's Jardiance in a move expected to drive up the drug's sales.
CHICAGO Cases of microcephaly in Colombia were four times higher this year than last, an increase that coincides with a widespread outbreak of Zika virus in the country, a report released on Friday said.