Promising new sickle cell disease medicine wins FDA approval

This undated image provided by Novartis shows bottles of Novartis’s Adakveo. U.S. regulators have approved the new sickle cell disease medicine that can prevent extremely painful, dangerous “crises” in which misshapen blood cells clump together, reducing blood and oxygen flow. (Novartis via AP) After a recent decision by the FDA a better day could be… Read More »

Sorry, Shkreli: Supreme Court rebuffs ex-pharma CEO’s final appeal

Martin Shkrelli, the disgraced former CEO of Retrophin currently serving a seven-year sentence for securities fraud and conspiracy, was hoping for a SCOTUS hail mary after multiple appeals fell flat. Turns out the court wasn’t interested in hearing Shkreli’s pleas at all.  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied hearing Shkreli’s appeal to overturn his… Read More »

Donors pledge $2.6 billion for ‘last mile’ of polio eradication

FILE PHOTO: A child receives free polio vaccine during a government-led mass vaccination program in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Donor governments and philanthropists pledged $ 2.6 billion on Tuesday to help fund a worldwide polio eradication plan that has taken decades to reach what global… Read More »