Diagnosis and treatment

FILE - This April 28, 2010, file photo shows the GlaxoSmithKline offices in London. On Friday, July 20, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved GlaxoSmithKline’s Krintafel, a simpler, one-dose treatment, to prevent relapses of malaria. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
July 20, 2018 - 5:58 pm
U.S. regulators have approved a simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent relapses of malaria. Standard treatment takes two weeks and many patients don't finish taking all the doses. Malaria is caused by parasites that are spread through mosquito bites. The parasites can remain dormant in the liver...
Read More
FILE - In this April 20, 2015 file photo, a Canadian flag with a cannabis leaf flies on Parliament Hill during a 4/20 event in Ottawa, Ontario. Another big first for the marijuana industry is in the books: A major Canadian grower, processor and distributor has completed an initial public stock offering in the United States, raising $153 million, just as Canada prepares to legalize the drug nationwide. British Columbia-based Tilray Inc.'s shares began trading Thursday, July 19, 2018, on the Nasdaq stock exchange, initially priced at $17. It quickly jumped to more than $21. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
July 19, 2018 - 2:22 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A Canadian company is the first marijuana business to complete an initial public offering on a major U.S. stock exchange, raising $153 million to expand its operations as Canada prepares to legalize the drug nationwide. British Columbia-based Tilray Inc.'s shares began trading...
Read More
July 19, 2018 - 11:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's top executive, Jeff Zucker, is undergoing heart surgery and will take a six-week leave of absence from running the news network. CNN said Zucker made the announcement to his staff Thursday following a morning editorial meeting. His top deputy, Michael Bass, will be in charge...
Read More
Graphic shows results of AP-NORC Center poll on attitudes toward genetic testing; 2c x 6 inches; 96.3 mm x 152 mm;
July 19, 2018 - 11:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Curiosity about ancestry is the main reason Americans seek genetic testing. But large segments of the public also want to know if they're at risk for various medical conditions — even if they can't do anything about it. A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public...
Read More
FILE - This Oct. 10, 2008, file photo illustration shows Johnson & Johnson products, in Philadelphia. Johnson & Johnson reports earnings Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 17, 2018 - 11:10 am
Fueled by a 20 percent sales jump in its prescription drugs business, Johnson & Johnson posted a 3 percent increase in second-quarter profit. Still, the world's biggest maker of health care products trimmed its forecast for 2018. J&J's prescription medicine business, which had lagged its...
Read More
July 17, 2018 - 10:14 am
The Food and Drug Administration wants to make it easier for some common medicines to be sold without a prescription. The agency proposed new guidelines Tuesday for drugmakers who want to switch prescription drugs to over the counter. In a statement, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said the...
Read More
FILE - This Sept. 30, 2016, file photo shows a marijuana bud before harvesting at a rural area near Corvallis, Ore. The Oregon agency overseeing the state's legal medical marijuana industry admits in a report it has not effectively provided oversight of growers and others, creating opportunities for weed to be diverted into the highly profitable black market. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)
July 13, 2018 - 7:09 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — How much medical marijuana is in the pipeline in Oregon? The managers of the state's program concede that they simply don't know because of lax reporting by producers and a lack of site inspectors. That, they say, creates opportunities for marijuana to be diverted into the...
Read More
This 1975 microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a cluster of smallpox viruses. On Friday, July 13, 2018, U.S. regulators announced the approval of the first treatment for smallpox _ a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago _ in case the virus is used in a terror attack. (Fred Murphy/CDC via AP)
July 13, 2018 - 7:08 pm
U.S. regulators Friday approved the first treatment for smallpox — a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago — in case the virus is used in a terror attack. Smallpox, which is highly contagious, was eradicated worldwide by 1980 after a huge vaccination campaign. But people born since...
Read More
In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 photo, Chip Paul, who helped write the medical marijuana state question and push for its passage, answers a question for a reporter before a meeting of the Oklahoma Board of Health in Oklahoma City. When nearly 60 percent of voters in Oklahoma approved medical marijuana last month, pot advocates celebrated a hard-fought victory that was the culmination of a years-long effort to ease restrictions on the use of cannabis. But within just a few weeks, state health officials and the Republican governor signed off on tough new restrictions. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
July 13, 2018 - 2:06 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Pot advocates celebrated the culmination of a yearslong effort to ease restrictions on the use of cannabis last month when nearly 60 percent of Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana. Oklahoma's proponents had even included a two-month deadline for the implementation in...
Read More
July 13, 2018 - 1:11 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved Oklahoma's Medicaid program for a first-in-the-nation drug pricing experiment that supporters say could save taxpayer dollars and provide patients with the most effective medications for their ailments. Under...
Read More

Pages