Nigeria has approved a $150 million loan from the World Bank to help eradicate polio and scale up immunization, Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said on Wednesday.
Insys Therapeutics said on Wednesday it had reached a deal with the U.S. Department of Justice to settle a civil and criminal investigation into inappropriate sales and commercial practices by some former company employees.
A wave of medical research is providing fresh evidence that marijuana may help dogs and cats cope with arthritis, epilepsy, anxiety and other maladies without the side effects of traditional drugs, but veterinarians are afraid to prescribe it for fear of running afoul of federal laws.
Shares in Novo Nordisk fell on Wednesday after sales of some of its key drugs in the second quarter fell short of expectations and it said prices in the key U.S. market would be lower next year.
Drugmaker AstraZeneca has agreed to pay $110 million to settle two lawsuits brought by the state of Texas claiming that it fraudulently marketed the antipsychotic drug Seroquel and Crestor for high cholesterol.
Novo Nordisk, the world's top maker of diabetes drugs, on Wednesday reported second-quarter operating profit broadly in line with forecasts, but said prices in the key U.S. market would be lower next year.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his administration would make an announcement next week on reducing drug prices, but he did not offer specifics.
(Reuters Health) - Even when a hospital is equipped with sexual evidence kits, known as "rape kits," a small percentage of assaulted women go through with the entire procedure and agree to release evidence to police, a new study finds.
(Reuters Health) - Lesbian, gay, bisexual or questioning teens are at least twice as likely as their heterosexual peers to use illegal drugs like cocaine, ecstasy, heroin and methamphetamines, a U.S. study suggests.
A trial in which a school groundskeeper alleged that his use of Monsanto's Roundup weed killer caused his terminal cancer will go to a California jury after lawyers for both sides delivered their closing arguments on Tuesday.