A drug company said Friday that a medicine it sells to tamp down inflammation has helped prevent the need for breathing machines in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the first large study that...
A drug company says that adding an anti-inflammatory medicine to a drug already widely used for hospitalized COVID-19 patients shortens their time to recovery by an additional day.
Excitement about treating the new coronavirus with malaria drugs is raising hopes, including with President Donald Trump. But the evidence that they may help is thin, and a run on the drugs is...
President Donald Trump focused attention on possible treatments for the new coronavirus on Thursday, citing potential use of a drug long used to treat malaria and some other approaches still in...
Former No. 1 and 2018 Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki will retire from professional tennis after competing in Melbourne next year.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A growing number of states have passed laws in hopes of helping patients get the medication they want despite the cost, including Maine under a new law recently signed by...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — They were the drugs that were supposed to save the U.S. tens of billions of dollars.
Called "biosimilars," they are near-copies of complex and expensive biologic drugs...
DETROIT (AP) — She's got 4-packs and 12-packs, 24-packs and 64-packs and all the sizes in between. There are fat ones and skinny ones. Some of them are glittery, some of them are smelly, others twist.
All of the crayons Brooklyn Brown has collected will benefit sick kids at area children's hospitals. So far, there are 2,639 packs in all. The 5-year-old from Huntington Woods hopes there'll be more when she donates them on Martin Luther King Jr. day, a national day of service.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis before the U.S. Open, the Danish tennis player revealed at the WTA Finals on Thursday.
She made the announcement after being eliminated from the year-end competition following a 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 loss to Elina Svitolina in her third round-robin match.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan regulators have significantly expanded the list of conditions approved for treatment by medical marijuana.
NEW YORK (AP) — An aging kangaroo who calls the Bronx Zoo home is receiving cryotherapy treatment for arthritis.
The treatment is a high-tech alternative to ice baths that humans have used for years.
Zoo director Jim Breheny tells the Daily News that the nearly 15-year-old marsupial named Dave is getting up there and his stiff joints are aching.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis has told a senate committee that the high cost of treating the disease is an unfair burden on thousands of patients.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Arthritis isn't always from the wear and tear of getting older — younger adults too often get it after suffering knee or ankle injuries. Now researchers are hunting a way to stave off the damage, by targeting the little energy factories that power cartilage cells.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Could there be a second life for the once-popular arthritis pill Vioxx? A startup pharmaceutical company hopes so.
Merck & Co. voluntarily pulled the blockbuster drug in 2004 amid evidence that it doubled the chances of having a heart attack or stroke.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the possible return of Vioxx (all times local):
Could the once-popular arthritis pill Vioxx (VEYE-ochs) get a second life? A startup pharmaceutical company hopes so.
In 2004, Merck & Co. voluntarily pulled the blockbuster drug amid evidence it doubled the chances of having a heart attack or stroke.
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Morning was the worst time of day when Catie Britt was 2 years old.
The joints in the Millcreek Township girl's legs would swell so badly overnight that getting out of bed felt like torture.
"I remember one morning, it was time to get up and Catie was crying in her bed," said her father, Chris Britt. "Her knees hurt so much that she couldn't get her feet to the floor."
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Phil Mickelson thinks he found what has been draining him of energy and focus for most of the year. Now it's a matter of whether it can help him start posting better scores and possibly get on a U.S. team for the 23rd consecutive time.
Mickelson, winless since his British Open title in 2013 at Muirfield, said he saw a doctor after missing the cut in the PGA Championship. It's the same doctor who has helped him manage the psoriatic arthritis he has had since 2010.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eli Lilly says it will resubmit its potential rheumatoid arthritis treatment to regulators several months faster than expected.
The drugmaker said Wednesday that it will give baricitinib back to the Food and Drug Administration for review by the end of January, and the agency will not require a new clinical study.
Federal regulators on Friday approved another alternative version of Remicade, an expensive injected drug widely used for rheumatoid arthritis and other immune system disorders.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Renflexis, developed by Samsung Bioepis Co. of South Korea. Its U.S. partner, Merck & Co. of Kenilworth, New Jersey, will market Renflexis.
Federal regulators have approved an alternative version of Remicade, an expensive injected drug widely used for rheumatoid arthritis and other immune system disorders.
The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it approved Renflexis, developed by Samsung Bioepis Co. of South Korea. It will be marketed by its U.S. partner, Merck & Co. of Kenilworth, New Jersey.
Tummy tucks really hurt. Doctors carve from hip to hip, slicing off skin, tightening muscles, tugging at innards. Patients often need strong painkillers for days or even weeks, but Mary Hernandez went home on just over-the-counter ibuprofen.
The reason may be the yellowish goo smeared on her 18-inch wound as she lay on the operating table. The Houston woman was helping test a novel medicine aimed at avoiding opioids, potent pain relievers fueling an epidemic of overuse and addiction.
Eli Lilly said U.S. regulators have rejected its much-anticipated pill for the immune disorder rheumatoid arthritis, the drugmaker's second drug development setback since November.
The Food and Drug Administration said in a letter to the company that it needed more information about the drug's safety and the best doses, Lilly said Friday in a statement.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new study may reassure millions of arthritis sufferers seeking pain relief without bad side effects. It finds that Celebrex, a drug similar to ones withdrawn 12 years ago for safety reasons, is no riskier for the heart than some other painkillers that are tough on the stomach.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Friday approved the first alternative version of the second-best selling drug in the world, Humira, the blockbuster injection used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.
The Food and Drug Administration cleared a near-copy of the drug, dubbed Amjevita, developed by Amgen Inc. Regulators approved the drug for more than a half-dozen conditions listed on the original drug's label, including severe psoriasis and Crohn's diseases.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A cheaper version of Johnson & Johnson's top-selling drug, the pricey rheumatoid arthritis treatment Remicade, could be available in the U.S. two years early after a federal judge ruled that a key patent on the drug is invalid.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The second-biggest selling drug in the world could get some cheaper competition in the U.S., after a federal panel endorsed an alternative version of the pricey medication used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.
A panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted unanimously in favor of Amgen's version of AbbVie's Humira, a biotech drug that raked in nearly $15 billion last year, according to IMS Health. While not binding,...