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Global Health: Rapid Malaria Tests Work, but With Unexpected Drawbacks

Global Health: Rapid Malaria Tests Work, but With Unexpected Drawbacks

A health care worker taking a blood sample of a mother to test for malaria in Lagos, Nigeria. A study found that rapid tests have greatly improved treatment, but that many people who tested positive
Generic Drug Prices Are Falling, but Are Consumers Benefiting?

Generic Drug Prices Are Falling, but Are Consumers Benefiting?

Filling a prescription in Blacksville, W.Va. Most people with health insurance pay a fixed co-payment for each generic prescription and are often unaware of the actual price.
Generic Drug Prices Are Falling, but Are Consumers Benefiting?

Generic Drug Prices Are Falling, but Are Consumers Benefiting?

Filling a prescription in Blacksville, W.Va. Most people with health insurance pay a fixed co-payment for each generic prescription and are often unaware of the actual price.
Generic Drug Prices Are Falling, but Are Consumers Benefiting?

Generic Drug Prices Are Falling, but Are Consumers Benefiting?

Filling a prescription in Blacksville, W.Va. Most people with health insurance pay a fixed co-payment for each generic prescription and are often unaware of the actual price.
A Cancer Conundrum: Too Many Drug Trials, Too Few Patients

A Cancer Conundrum: Too Many Drug Trials, Too Few Patients

Dr. Wassim Abida, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, examined Bruce Fenstermacher, a patient taking part in a clinical trial.
A Cancer Conundrum: Too Many Drug Trials, Too Few Patients

A Cancer Conundrum: Too Many Drug Trials, Too Few Patients

Dr. Wassim Abida, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, examined Bruce Fenstermacher, a patient taking part in a clinical trial.
Take a Number: Hospitals Are Clogged With Patients Struggling With Opioids

Take a Number: Hospitals Are Clogged With Patients Struggling With Opioids

Recovering drug users and supporters held a rally in New York on Aug. 17 to call for action against a growing epidemic of opioid abuse.
Take a Number: Hospitals Are Clogged With Patients Struggling With Opioids

Take a Number: Hospitals Are Clogged With Patients Struggling With Opioids

Recovering drug users and supporters held a rally in New York on Aug. 17 to call for action against a growing epidemic of opioid abuse.
Gilead to Buy Kite, Maker of Cancer Treatments, for $11.9 Billion

Gilead to Buy Kite, Maker of Cancer Treatments, for $11.9 Billion

A Gilead Sciences research laboratory in Foster City, Calif. The company said Monday that it had reached a deal to acquire Kite Pharma for about $11.9 billion.
Gilead to Buy Kite, Maker of Cancer Treatments, for $11.9 Billion

Gilead to Buy Kite, Maker of Cancer Treatments, for $11.9 Billion

A Gilead Sciences research laboratory in Foster City, Calif. The company said Monday that it had reached a deal to acquire Kite Pharma for about $11.9 billion.
How to Protect a Drug Patent? Give it to a Native American Tribe

How to Protect a Drug Patent? Give it to a Native American Tribe

Dale White, general counsel of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. For the Mohawk tribe, the deal with Allergan offers promise of a new revenue stream that could allow the tribe to diversify its income.
How to Protect a Drug Patent? Sell it to a Native American Tribe

How to Protect a Drug Patent? Sell it to a Native American Tribe

Dale White, general counsel of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. For the Mohawk tribe, the deal with Allergan offers promise of a new revenue stream that could allow the tribe to diversify its income.
How to Protect a Drug Patent? Give it to a Native American Tribe

How to Protect a Drug Patent? Give it to a Native American Tribe

Dale White, general counsel of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. For the Mohawk tribe, the deal with Allergan offers promise of a new revenue stream that could allow the tribe to diversify its income.
How to Protect a Drug Patent? Give it to a Native American Tribe

How to Protect a Drug Patent? Give it to a Native American Tribe

Dale White, general counsel of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. For the Mohawk tribe, the deal with Allergan offers promise of a new revenue stream that could allow the tribe to diversify its income.
Lawsuit Over a Suicide Points to a Risk of Antidepressants

Lawsuit Over a Suicide Points to a Risk of Antidepressants

Wendy Dolin’s husband, Stewart, killed himself in 2010, and she believes the antidepressant he had begun taking, a generic form of Paxil, was responsible. In April, a jury awarded her $3 million.
What Does It Cost to Create a Cancer Drug? Less Than You’d Think

What Does It Cost to Create a Cancer Drug? Less Than You’d Think

A researcher at Pharmacyclics in Sunnyvale, Calif., which developed the cancer drug ibrutinib. The drug was sold for $21 billion.
What Does It Cost to Create a Cancer Drug? Less Than You’d Think

What Does It Cost to Create a Cancer Drug? Less Than You’d Think

A researcher at Pharmacyclics in Sunnyvale, Calif., which developed the cancer drug ibrutinib. The drug was sold for $21 billion.
New Gene-Therapy Treatments Will Carry Whopping Price Tags

New Gene-Therapy Treatments Will Carry Whopping Price Tags

Emily Whitehead, who received an experimental precursor to the gene-therapy treatment Kymriah, which put her leukemia into remission. The treatment has a $475,000 price tag, raising questions about
New Gene-Therapy Treatments Will Carry Whopping Price Tags

New Gene-Therapy Treatments Will Carry Whopping Price Tags

Emily Whitehead, who received an experimental precursor to the gene-therapy treatment Kymriah, which put her leukemia into remission. The treatment has a $475,000 price tag, raising questions about