Tag Archives: U.S.

U.S. Senator Sanders asks why drug, once free, now costs $375k

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sent a letter to Catalyst Pharmaceuticals on Monday asking it to justify its decision to charge $ 375,000 annually for a medication that for years has been available to patients for free. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a news conference on Yemen resolution on Capitol Hill in… Read More »

8-year-old African child who was flown to the U.S. for surgery by NBA star Dikembe Mutombo has died

(Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for UNICEF) Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo is mourning the death of the 8-year-old African boy that he flew to the United States earlier this month for surgery to remove a tumor. The child, Matadi Sela Petit of Kinshasa, Congo, died after suffering a “rare and unpredictable genetic reaction to… Read More »

Over 100 People Die of AIDS-Related Illness Each Year at This U.S. Clinic

At an HIV/AIDS clinic in Atlanta, over 100 people die of causes related to the virus each year—and most of them are young, reports The Independent in a profile on the Ponce De Leon Center. “The numbers alone are certainly astonishing,” Jonathan Colasanti, MD, MSPH, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Infection… Read More »

J&J, U.S. states settle hip implant claims for $120 million

(Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit have agreed to pay $ 120 million to resolve deceptive marketing claims by several U.S. states over the company’s metal-on-metal hip implants. FILE PHOTO: A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Attorneys general of 46… Read More »