Health, Fitness & Food

Nick Leschly, CEO of Bluebird Bio in Cambridge. Wendy Maeda | The Boston Globe | Getty Images Bluebird Bio CEO Nick Leschly on Friday defended the biotech company’s $1.8 million price tag for its new gene therapy to treat a rare genetic blood disorder. Bluebird’s therapy, Zynteglo, was approved in Europe earlier this month for
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Zoe Barry, CEO and co-founder, ZappRx Source: Zoe Barry Medical software company Allscripts has bought ZappRx, a start-up that aimed to modernize how people access prescription medicines, say two people familiar with the deal, the company confirmed on Thursday. ZappRx raised more than $40 million from investors ranging from GV, Alphabet‘s early-stage venture arm, and
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Maria Alessio, left, retired from Walgreens in fall of 2018 expecting the drugstore chain to help her pay for health insurance. Walgreens cut the payments for her and about 550 other early retirees shortly after Alessio retired. Source: Maria Alessio Maria Alessio loved working for Walgreens Boots Alliance, especially because of the pharmacy chain’s benefits.
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A promotional person vaping. John Keeble | Getty Images U.S. regulators slapped four e-cigarette companies with warning letters Friday for failing to follow federal advertising rules for tobacco on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. The Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission reprimanded Solace Technologies, Hype City Vapors, Humble Juice Co. and Artist Liquids Laboratories for
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HP Acthar made by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals is an anti-inflamatory medicine used by multiple sclerosis patients. Source: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt said Wednesday it reached a tentative deal with the U.S. Justice Department to settle a drug bribery probe into Questcor Pharmaceuticals, which it acquired in 2014.  This story is developing. Check back for updates. 
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Martin Shkreli, former chief executive officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals AG, arrives at federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York, on Monday, July 31, 2017. Peter Foley | Bloomberg | Getty Images Notorious ‘pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli on Friday sued two directors and the ex-general counsel of his former biopharmaceutical company Retrophin, accusing them
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Vascepa Source: Amarin Amarin shares surged 15% in early afternoon trading Wednesday after the biopharmaceutical company said the Food and Drug Administration agreed to an expedited review of its prescription-strength fish oil pill for patients at risk of heart attack or strokes. The FDA will grant priority review for Amarin’s heart drug derived from fish
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Stan Lee in his office in Beverly Hills, California. Getty images | Washington Post The former manager of Stan Lee has been arrested on charges of financial elder abuse and false imprisonment against the late comic book legend, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Keya Morgan allegedly mishandled Lee’s money. This included $262,000 that
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Dr. William Hurlbut, Paul Dabrowski and Dr. Samarth Kulkarni during a panel discussion ” Genetics, CRISPR and Medical Ethics” at the CNBC Healthy Returns conference in New York on May 21, 2019. Astrid Stawiarz | CNBC After a Chinese scientist last year made history by using CRISPR technology to genetically modify two newborns, the scientific
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