It’s the first drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s. Why is is it off to a slow start?

[ad_1] The first drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s disease hit the U.S. market over a year ago, but sales have lagged, major hospital systems have taken months to start using it and some insurers have rejected coverage. Doctors also expect some patients will hesitate to take Leqembi due to its limited impact and potential side … Read more

It’s the first drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s. Why is is it off to a slow start?

[ad_1] The first drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s disease hit the U.S. market over a year ago, but sales have lagged, major hospital systems have taken months to start using it and some insurers have rejected coverage. Doctors also expect some patients will hesitate to take Leqembi due to its limited impact and potential side … Read more

No link between Ozempic, Wegovy and suicide, EU drug regulators say

[ad_1] FILE – The injectable drug Ozempic is shown Saturday, July 1, 2023, in Houston. Drug regulators in Europe have found no evidence that popular diabetes and weight-loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy are linked to a higher risk of suicidal thoughts or actions. The European Medicines Agency regulatory committee announced the results of its … Read more

No link between Ozempic, Wegovy and suicide, EU drug regulators say

[ad_1] FILE – The injectable drug Ozempic is shown Saturday, July 1, 2023, in Houston. Drug regulators in Europe have found no evidence that popular diabetes and weight-loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy are linked to a higher risk of suicidal thoughts or actions. The European Medicines Agency regulatory committee announced the results of its … Read more

US measles cases are up in 2024. What’s driving the increase?

[ad_1] Measles outbreaks in the U.S. and abroad are raising health experts’ concern about the preventable, once-common childhood virus. One of the world’s most contagious diseases, measles can lead to potentially serious complications. The best defense, according to experts? Get vaccinated. Here’s what to know about the year — so far — in measles. Nationwide, … Read more

France is proposing to allow terminally ill patients to take lethal medication

[ad_1] PARIS — France’s government presented a bill Wednesday to allow adults with terminal cancer or other incurable illness to take lethal medication, as public demands grow for legal options for aid in dying. Many French people have traveled to neighboring countries where medically assisted suicide or euthanasia are legal. French President Emmanuel Macron has … Read more

Medical care and supplies are scarce as gang violence chokes Haiti’s capital

[ad_1] PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Fresh gunfire erupted Tuesday in downtown Port-au-Prince, forcing aid workers to halt urgently needed care for thousands of Haitians. Weeks of gang violence have forced some 18 hospitals to stop working and caused a shortage of medical supplies as Haiti’s biggest seaport and main international airport remain closed, warned aid workers … Read more

Company that made millions of defective sleep apnea machines ordered to overhaul manufacturing

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — The company responsible for a global recall of sleep apnea machines will be barred from resuming production at U.S. facilities until it meets a number of safety requirements, under a long-awaited settlement announced Tuesday by federal officials. Philips will be required to overhaul its manufacturing and quality control systems and hire independent … Read more

Many cancer drugs remain unproven 5 years after accelerated approval, a study finds

[ad_1] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s accelerated approval program is meant to give patients early access to promising drugs. But how often do these drugs actually improve or extend patients’ lives? In a new study, researchers found that most cancer drugs granted accelerated approval do not demonstrate such benefits within five years. “Five years … Read more

Sex, drugs and the Ramones: CNN’s Camerota ties up ‘loose ends’ from high school

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Wandering the former site of New York’s famed CBGB nightclub, pointing to familiar names on band posters spread amid carefully preserved graffiti, is like being transported to a life that CNN’s Alisyn Camerota has long since left behind. The high-end apparel store there now has kept some of those artifacts to … Read more