FAIRLESS HILLS, PA (AP) — Investors fled drug developer BioMarin in droves on Wednesday, driving shares down by a third after U.S. regulators rejected the company’s potentially game-changing...
LONDON (AP) — A long-awaited inquiry opened Tuesday in Britain into how contaminated blood was used to treat thousands of people in the 1970s and '80s, killing at least 2,400.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is going to sign a proclamation to declare March as Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month.
LONDON (AP) — A long-awaited inquiry has opened in Britain into how contaminated blood was used to treat thousands of people in the 1970s and '80s, killing at least 2,400.
Thousands of British public health patients — many of them hemophiliacs — were infected with HIV or Hepatitis C through tainted blood, much of it coming from donors including prison inmates. Authorities studied the infections, but campaigners allege they did not go far enough to get to the bottom of what happened.
JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — A new corn maze in Johnston is raising awareness of hemophilia and other blood disorders.
Salisbury Farm unveiled the maze Saturday and says it will donate part of its proceeds to the New England Hemophilia Association.
WNLE-TV reports it is the first cornfield maze dedicated to blood disorders.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A number of cocktail makers in Bangor will be battling it out for the honor of the "best" bloody mary cocktail.
PARIS (AP) — France-based drugmaker Sanofi is buying U.S. hemophilia specialist Bioverativ for $11.6 billion in a deal that Sanofi says will boost its profile for fighting rare diseases.
The deal announced Monday is the latest such move in a pharmaceutical industry that's seeing increasing interest in rare diseases.
Gene therapy has freed 10 men from nearly all symptoms of hemophilia for a year so far, in a study that fuels hopes that a one-time treatment can give long-lasting help and perhaps even cure the blood disease.
Hemophilia almost always strikes males and is caused by lack of a gene that makes a protein needed for blood to clot. Small cuts or bruises can be life-threatening, and many people need treatments once or more a week to prevent serious bleeding.
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.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first new treatment in nearly two decades to prevent internal bleeding in certain patients with hemophilia.
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Hemlibra, a weekly self-injection for hemophilia A patients who have developed resistance to standard medicines for preventing bleeding episodes.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge is letting a lawsuit continue that claims Tennessee is breaking federal law and endangering people with bleeding disorders like hemophilia by reimbursing less for prescription blood-clotting drugs through its Medicaid program.
Last week, Davidson County Chancellor Russell Perkins also ruled there's insufficient proof to block the new TennCare rates immediately while the case proceeds.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pharmacies in Tennessee are accusing the state of breaking federal law and endangering people with bleeding disorders such as hemophilia by reducing reimbursements for prescription blood-clotting drugs through its Medicaid program.
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday ordered a public inquiry into how contaminated blood was used to treat thousands of people in the 1970s and '80s, killing at least 2,400, according to officials.
Thousands of British public health patients — many of them hemophiliacs — were infected with the HIV virus or hepatitis C through tainted blood. Authorities looked into the infections, but campaigners and lawmakers say they did not go far enough to find out what happened.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are joining an effort to bring attention to the plight of hemophilia patients.
The New England Hemophilia Association says the Legislature adopted a resolution that declares March as bleeding disorders awareness month in the state.