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Chad Terhune

SPECIAL REPORT-Drugmakers pushed aggressive diabetes therapy. Patients paid the price.

Nov 04 2021

CENTER CITY, Minnesota, Nov 4 Ron Carlson, like many Americans with diabetes, got the message trumpeted in drugmakers’ unrelenting ads and reinforced by doctors: Use medications to lower your blood sugar to a specific target, and you can live a longer, healthier life.

Diabetes surges among American youth, study shows

Aug 24 2021

The number of young people with the most prevalent form of diabetes nearly doubled in the United States from 2001 to 2017, according to a study published on Tuesday.

Special Report-How the pandemic laid bare America's diabetes crisis

Aug 12 2021

WEST ALEXANDRIA, Ohio It took the deadly disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic to expose a deeper, more intractable U.S. public-health crisis: For more than a decade, the world’s richest nation has been losing the battle against diabetes. | Video

BioNTech, Moderna shore up supplies of key COVID-19 vaccine ingredients

Feb 12 2021

Vaccine makers are shoring up their supply of a critical raw material in "messenger RNA" vaccines: the lipid molecules that help deliver the genetic RNA material into cells.

FOCUS-BioNTech, Moderna shore up supplies of key COVID-19 vaccine ingredients

Feb 12 2021

Feb 12 Vaccine makers are shoring up their supply of a critical raw material in "messenger RNA" vaccines: the lipid molecules that help deliver the genetic RNA material into cells.

Exclusive: Merck anti-baldness drug Propecia has long trail of suicide reports, records show

Feb 03 2021

Newly unsealed court documents and other records show that Merck & Co and U.S. regulators knew about reports of suicidal behavior in men taking the company’s anti-baldness treatment Propecia when they decided not to warn consumers of those potential risks in a 2011 update of the popular drug’s label.

Special Report: How U.S. CDC missed chances to spot COVID's silent spread

Jan 22 2021

In early February, 57 people arrived at a Nebraska military base, among the first Americans evacuated from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak. U.S. health officials knew very little then about the mysterious new virus, and the quarantined group offered an early opportunity to size up the threat.

SPECIAL REPORT-How U.S. CDC missed chances to spot COVID's silent spread

Jan 22 2021

Jan 22 In early February, 57 people arrived at a Nebraska military base, among the first Americans evacuated from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak. U.S. health officials knew very little then about the mysterious new virus, and the quarantined group offered an early opportunity to size up the threat.

Wealthy hospitals rake in U.S. disaster aid for COVID-19 costs

Dec 29 2020

After collecting billions of dollars in U.S. coronavirus aid, many of the nation’s wealthiest nonprofit hospitals are now tapping into disaster relief funds that critics say they don’t need.

Sacklers cited fear of OxyContin lawsuits before transferring $10 billion from their company, documents show

Dec 21 2020

NEW YORK Members of the wealthy Sackler family, owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, have long denied that the $10 billion they transferred from their company over the course of a decade was an unlawful attempt to shield assets in anticipation of litigation over their role in the opioid crisis. 

World News

WHO chief scientist urges people not to panic over Omicron

The World Health Organization's (WHO) chief scientist told the Reuters Next conference on Friday that people should not panic over the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant and said it was too early to say if vaccines would need to be reworked.