Health News

Lawsuit over DuPont Teflon-making chemical C8 goes to jury


COLUMBUS, Ohio - The first lawsuit against DuPont by a cancer patient who claims her disease was linked to a chemical used in the making of Teflon went to jurors at a U.S. federal court in Ohio on Tuesday after three weeks of testimony.

Factors in middle school tied to impaired driving later on

(Reuters Health) - Risk factors for intoxicated driving in high school, or for riding with impaired drivers, may be evident in children as young as 12, a new study suggests.

06 Oct 2015

AmerisourceBergen to buy PharMEDium for $2.58 billion

- Drug distributor AmerisourceBergen Corp agreed to buy PharMEDium Healthcare Holdings Inc for $2.58 billion from private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, expanding its business of supplying compounded drugs to hospitals.

Deals, 06 Oct 2015

Express Scripts sees $750 million in spending on new cholesterol drugs

- Express Scripts Holding Co, the largest manager of prescription drug plans for U.S. employers and health plans, said it has reached deals to cover two costly new cholesterol drugs and expects to spend no more than $750 million on them next year.

06 Oct 2015

Michigan providing water filters in Flint after high lead readings

DETROIT - Michigan on Tuesday began distributing free water filters to residents of Flint, a week after confirming that some children had elevated levels of lead in their blood since the city began taking water from a nearby river.

U.S., Environment 06 Oct 2015

Benzene in traffic emissions tied to childhood leukemia

(Reuters Health) - Traffic pollution near the home – and specifically, benzene in the air - increases the risk of one type of childhood leukemia, according to a nationwide study in France.

France 06 Oct 2015

FDA puts clinical hold on Advaxis cancer drug

- Advaxis Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has put on hold the mid-stage trials of its experimental cancer drug after a patient died, sending its shares down 27 percent in extended trading.

06 Oct 2015

Nevada agrees to pay San Francisco $400,000 over patient dumping

SAN FRANCISCO - Nevada has agreed to pay the city of San Francisco $400,000 to settle a lawsuit claiming that the state bused patients, many of them poor and mentally ill, from a Las Vegas hospital to the Bay Area without plans for their care, Governor Brian Sandoval's office said on Tuesday.

U.S., 06 Oct 2015

More U.S. women may get IUDs right after giving birth

(Reuters Health) - For new mothers in the U.S. who receive government-sponsored health insurance, it’s becoming easier to get intrauterine devices (IUDs) implanted immediately after giving birth, a study found.

06 Oct 2015