The drug industry is often thought to be invulnerable to a recession. But research shows that was not the case recently. People are picking up fewer prescription drugs and visiting their doctors less often as the economy pinches pocketbooks.
is president and CEO of AstraZeneca North America
A recent poll by the Commonwealth Fund found that 82 percent of adults surveyed believe the U.S. health-care system needs an overhaul.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court earlier this year reinterpreted a 32-year-old federal law as barring suits against makers of government-approved medical devices. In a case to be heard this fall, the court will consider whether to extend this shield against lawsuits to the makers of prescription medicines...
Pediatrician Charles Scott had to speak louder and louder to be heard. Soon, he was almost yelling at 14-year-old Brianna Furrow as he counseled her about Gardasil, the world's first cervical cancer vaccine.
Cephalon Inc. said yesterday the Food and Drug Administration won't allow the Frazer biotechnology company to expand uses of its painkiller Fentora unless the company finds better ways to inform patients and doctors about the drug's risks.
CHICAGO - Inhaler drugs used by millions of people with emphysema and bronchitis may slightly raise the risk for heart attacks and even death, a study suggests.
ZaBeCor Pharmaceuticals of Bala Cynwyd said today that it formed a biotechnology subsidiary to develop molecular technologies for treatment of cancers in the blood and lymphatic system.
Two patients at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia required additional surgery last summer after objects were accidentally left inside their bodies, state health investigators found.
Grabbing a quick lunch in Jefferson University Hospital's soaring Atrium Cafeteria at 10th and Chestnut one day last week was the hospital's president, Tom Lewis, his gray hair curly, his schedule tight.
WASHINGTON - Nurse Jennifer Dimmick helped her 71-year-old patient, George Mulligan, struggle from a chair to his feet for his daily walk around the corridor outside his room at Inova Fairfax Hospital.
The Camden County prosecutor's office is seeking nurses to assist rape victims and police investigating sexual assaults.
WASHINGTON - Drug companies say children under 4 should not be given cough and cold medicines.
Citing financial stresses, Chestnut Hill Hospital said yesterday that it would close its maternity unit Nov. 7. Since 1997, 15 hospitals in the region have closed their maternity units.
Like so many other companies, Cardone Industries Inc. in Northeast Philadelphia was struggling with the cost of its workers' health care.