Pharma firm with local ties to merge with N.J. generics drug maker, becoming the nation's fifth-largest generic drug business by revenue.
These therapies lead to a cascade of costs, propelled by serious side effects that require sophisticated management. For this class of drugs, an oncologist advised consumers to "think of the $475,000 as parts, not labor."
Chiropractors are jumping into the lucrative but barely regulated field of stem cell therapy, and hyping its potential. Mainstream orthopedic researchers warn that "regenerative medicine" has no magic bullets for arthritic knees and aching backs.
About 1.1 million Pennsylvanians - one in 10 under the age of 65 - are insured under the Affordable Care Act.
High fevers and sharp drops in blood pressure as well as potentially fatal brain swelling are among the side effects of one of the most promising new cancer treatments.
Get the most out of your medical appointments with these tips for patients from the Cherry Hill-based Power of the Patient Project.
Heart problems are still common - and sometimes dramatic - in active people.
While endometriosis has been associated with infertility for decades, a new meta-analysis concludes that pregnant women with the condition are at greater risk for complications during pregnancy and at delivery.
Gene therapy developed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia gets a unanimous endorsement from FDA advisers to treat rare inherited blindness.
From new ways to regenerate skin, to silver dressings, medicine is constantly on the hunt for better ways to help patients with serious burns. Best of all, says expert Linwood Haith, is tackling the causes, some of which may surprise you.
Determining your precise ethnicity under any circumstances is iffy. Ancestry.com seems to try as hard as anyone to get it right.
The school board called an emergency meeting Monday night to update parents who became concerned after mold was discovered in the middle school, one day after an elementary school was closed to clean up mold found throughout that building.
Physicians, nurses and other health practitioners can make a big difference by learning more about the lives - and challenges - of the patients they treat before prescribing medication.
Five months ago, a N.J. health panel voted to add chronic pain and 42 other conditions to the list of ailments that qualify for treatment with medical marijuana. But final approval appears a long way off. Why?