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Deputy Health and Science Bureau Chief — Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal, New York

Doctors Object to High Cancer-Drug Prices

wsj.com — More than 100 oncologists call for new regulations to control soaring patient costs in U.S. More than 100 oncologists from top cancer hospitals around the U.S. have issued a harsh rebuke over soaring cancer-drug prices and called for new regulations to control them. The physicians are the latest in a growing roster of objectors to drug prices.
Jul 23, 2015

Over 100 U.S. oncologists call for new regulations to control soaring prices for cancer drugs. on.wsj.com/1Ifhknm via @WSJ

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New Tools Deliver Medical Diagnoses, Fast, Cheap and in the Field

wsj.com — Reliable electricity is a rare commodity in some parts of Guinea, which means some traditional medical equipment often is useless. So researchers there are using a new tool to identify Ebola cases: a portable diagnostic machine that fits in a suitcase and runs on a solar battery.

Fifteen Years After Autism Panic, a Plague of Measles Erupts

wsj.com — Legions spurned a long-proven vaccine, putting a generation at risk PORT TALBOT, Wales-When the telltale rash appeared behind Aleshia Jenkins's ears, her grandmother knew exactly what caused it: a decision she'd made 15 years earlier. Ms. Jenkins was an infant in 1998, when this region of southwest Wales was a hotbed of resistance to a vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella.
Jun 20, 2015

Going down a @JeanneWhalen rabbit hole and returning to this remarkable story on autism panic and measles in Wales: on.wsj.com/1w2o4SB

5 Things About the Opioid-Abuse Epidemic

blogs.wsj.com — Before the 1990s, doctors typically reserved the strongest painkillers for patients with severe, cancer-related pain. But heavy marketing of new opioid painkillers in the mid-1990s helped spark widespread prescribing for more common types of pain. A black market for pain pills also developed, with unscrupulous clinics selling prescriptions to anyone paying cash.
Jun 19, 2015

5 things to know about heroin & painkiller addiction in rural America. on.wsj.com/1Il8qoL via @WSJ

Jun 19, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: 5 things to know about heroin & painkiller addiction in rural America. on.wsj.com/1Il8qoL via @WSJ

Jun 19, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: 5 things to know about heroin & painkiller addiction in rural America. on.wsj.com/1Il8qoL via @WSJ

Jun 19, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: 5 things to know about heroin & painkiller addiction in rural America. on.wsj.com/1Il8qoL via @WSJ

Jun 19, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: 5 things to know about heroin & painkiller addiction in rural America. on.wsj.com/1Il8qoL via @WSJ

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Long Struggle for Midwestern Needle Exchange

wsj.com — A mobile needle exchange in Cincinnati was shunned by several neighborhoods before it finally got rolling It took Judith Feinberg years to gain political backing to open a needle exchange for injection-drug users in Ohio's Hamilton County, even as heroin and painkiller abuse spurred a flood of hepatitis C infections in the region.
Jun 19, 2015

As heroin and painkiller abuse overruns the Midwest & Appalachia, needle exchanges face many obstacles. wsj.com/articles/long-… via @WSJ

Jun 19, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: As heroin and painkiller abuse overruns the Midwest & Appalachia, needle exchanges face many obstacles. http://t.co/EYSUU…

Jun 19, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: As heroin and painkiller abuse overruns the Midwest & Appalachia, needle exchanges face many obstacles. http://t.co/EYSUU…

Jun 19, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: As heroin and painkiller abuse overruns the Midwest & Appalachia, needle exchanges face many obstacles. http://t.co/EYSUU…

Jun 19, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: As heroin and painkiller abuse overruns the Midwest & Appalachia, needle exchanges face many obstacles. http://t.co/EYSUU…

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Rural U.S. Struggles to Combat IV Drug Abuse

wsj.com — Every Friday afternoon, dozens of drug addicts carrying bags and coffee cans filled with dirty needles stream into a makeshift clinic in downtrodden Portsmouth, Ohio. As the only such facility in a region blighted by heroin and painkiller abuse, it attracts addicts from as far away as Kentucky and West Virginia.
Jun 19, 2015

RT @acampoflores: Injection drug use is ravaging rural America, spawning outbreaks of hepatitis C and HIV, w/ @JeanneWhalen wsj.com/articles/heart…

Jun 19, 2015

RT @JimSterngold: HIV in Austin, Ind.: 450 addicts; 1 doctor, no drug-treatment, no substance-abuse counselors. 170 positive for HIV. on.wsj.com/1fmlsLH

Jun 19, 2015

RT @MaryLuWSJ: Where to turn? Opioid & heroin use in rural US leads to upsurge in hepatitis C & HIV. on.wsj.com/1fmlsLH http://t.co/H9p…

Jun 19, 2015

A Scourge in the Heartland. Drug abuse has led to surge in HepC and HIV infections. on.wsj.com/1fmlsLH via @WSJ pic.twitter.com/08ibmjVSHd

Jun 19, 2015

Injection drug use is ravaging the rural U.S., bringing hepatitis and HIV in its wake. w @acampoflores. on.wsj.com/1fmlsLH via @WSJ

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Medtronic Swings to Loss in First Quarter After Covidien Deal

wsj.com — Medical supply company's full-year outlook includes larger estimate for foreign-currency impact Medtronic PLC reported that comparable revenue grew 7% in the April quarter, the first that included results from its $43 billion acquisition of Covidien PLC. Shares, which increased about 6% this year through Monday's close, were up about 1.69% in light premarket trading.
Jun 02, 2015

The tax-inversion Covidien deal will lower Medtronic's global tax rate to 16%-18% this year, from 18%-20% previously on.wsj.com/1dK3ORE

Antidepressant Link to Newborn Disorder May Be Less Than Believed

wsj.com — New research on use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors late in pregnancy provides additional data, but probably not the total clarity many women would like Use of antidepressants late in pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of babies born with a serious respiratory disorder, but the increased risk appears to be less than previous research has suggested, according to a new study.
Jun 02, 2015

Link between antidepressants in pregnancy and newborn respiratory disorder may be less than believed. on.wsj.com/1ET4eKv @jeannewhalen

Jun 02, 2015

Antidepressant link to newborn respiratory disorder may be less than previously believed. on.wsj.com/1ET4eKv via @WSJ

Jun 02, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: Antidepressant link to newborn respiratory disorder may be less than previously believed. on.wsj.com/1ET4eKv via @WSJ

Medtronic on Hunt for Deals in China

wsj.com — Medtronic PLC is broadening the number of low-cost medical devices it sells in China and is looking for deals there, as local competitors put increasing pressure on the industry's big foreign names.
May 26, 2015

Medtronic is broadening the # of lower-priced devices it sells in China as market shifts 2 cheaper options on.wsj.com/1duKV4P @lburkitt

May 26, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: Medtronic is broadening the # of lower-priced devices it sells in China as market shifts 2 cheaper options on.wsj.com/1duKV4P @lburkitt

May 26, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: Medtronic is broadening the # of lower-priced devices it sells in China as market shifts 2 cheaper options on.wsj.com/1duKV4P @lburkitt

May 26, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: Medtronic is broadening the # of lower-priced devices it sells in China as market shifts 2 cheaper options on.wsj.com/1duKV4P @lburkitt

May 26, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: Medtronic is broadening the # of lower-priced devices it sells in China as market shifts 2 cheaper options on.wsj.com/1duKV4P @lburkitt

CDC Warns of Rise in Hepatitis C Cases Linked to Injection-Drug Use

wsj.com — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned about a sharp increase in hepatitis C infections linked to injection-drug abuse in four Appalachian states, and called for better health services to contain the spread.
May 07, 2015

CDC issues warning on hepatitis C cases, which tripled over 6 yrs in 4 states. Many linked to injection drug abuse. on.wsj.com/1KPsZwL

May 07, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: CDC issues warning on hepatitis C cases, which tripled over 6 yrs in 4 states. Many linked to injection drug abuse. on.wsj.com/1KPsZwL

May 07, 2015

CDC warns of hepatitis C surge in Ky., Tenn., Va. and W.Va., with rise of injection-drug abuse. on.wsj.com/1KPsZwL

May 07, 2015

CDC warns of spike in hepatitis C cases in KY, TN, VA & WVA tied to injection-drug abuse on.wsj.com/1KPsZwL (AP) pic.twitter.com/NOVpFYabAj

May 07, 2015

CDC warns of rise in hepatitis C cases linked to injection-drug use in 4 Appalachian states: on.wsj.com/1KPsZwL via @WSJ @jeannewhalen

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Jul 28, 2015

Sweden finds old submarine wreck -- probably Russian, from WW1 -- off its coastline. on.wsj.com/1IoC1NG via @WSJ

Jul 28, 2015

Gilead's hepatitis C drugs had $5 billion in sales in 2Q, topping Wall Street estimates. on.wsj.com/1LQr39d via @WSJ

Jul 28, 2015

Biosimilars are already starting to bite at Merck, where 2Q earnings were hurt by biosimilar Remicade. on.wsj.com/1IoKAIg by @loftus

Jul 28, 2015

RT @peterbakernyt: Anatoly Chubais, an architect of the post-Soviet Russia, comes under attack by anti-Western hardliners. @stavernise nytimes.com/2015/07/28/wor…

Jul 28, 2015

RT @joewalkerWSJ: How re-locating to the Netherlands helped Mylan fight off takeover many shareholders wanted on.wsj.com/1InNqxl pic.twitter.com/W38otmCNMe

Jul 28, 2015

RT @jonathanrockoff: $PFE quits exploration of OTC Lipitor, after "actual use" study finds patients weren't able to manage appropriately on.pfizer.com/1SbVuMm

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