Wall Street Journal, New York

First Defendant in Fake Cancer-Drug Case to Be Arraigned

wsj.com — The first defendant will be arraigned in U.S. federal court next week in connection with an indictment involving Canada Drugs, the Winnipeg-based company accused of selling counterfeit drugs in the U.S. The indictment against the company and several of its executives and associates, including founder Kris Thorkelson, a Canadian citizen, was unsealed in federal court in Montana last week.
Aug 18, 2015

First defendant to be arraigned in U.S. case against Canada Drugs, charged with importing illegal & fake cancer meds on.wsj.com/1Pyc4RC

Aug 19, 2015

First defendant in fake cancer-drug case to be arraigned on.wsj.com/1Pyc4RC via @Jeannewhalen

A Fuller Life After Rectal Cancer Treatment

wsj.com — Doctors say there's less reason than ever for certain cancer patients to fear the colostomy bag. Medical advances are making it easier for the 40,000 Americans diagnosed with rectal cancer each year to resume normal lives after treatment. Improved surgical techniques mean fewer patients need colostomies, the often dreaded procedure that diverts bodily waste through an opening made in the abdomen.
Aug 18, 2015

RT @ColleenBerding: Gr8 article on life after cancer. #hope A fuller life after rectal cancer treatment on.wsj.com/1No7ndT via @WSJ

Aug 18, 2015

RT @MaryLuWSJ: “Rectal cancer treatment has undergone significant improvements over the last 20 years on all fronts.” @JeanneWhalen: on.wsj.com/1No7ndT

Aug 17, 2015

Surgical advances lead to drop in colostomy rates 4 rectal cancer. People who do need them say there's little 2 fear on.wsj.com/1No7ndT

Aug 17, 2015

In time for lunch, @jeannewhalen finds medical progress reducing need for colostomies and inconvenience of the bags on.wsj.com/1No7ndT

Aug 17, 2015

RT @jonathanrockoff: In time for lunch, @jeannewhalen finds medical progress reducing need for colostomies and inconvenience of the bags on.wsj.com/1No7ndT

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FDA Approves OxyContin for Kids as Young as 11

wsj.com — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it has approved the use of the painkiller OxyContin in children as young as 11, for severe pain that can't be adequately treated with other medications. An FDA spokesman said the agency granted the approval Thursday, after the drug's manufacturer, Purdue Pharma LP, submitted clinical-trial data on the drug's safety and efficacy in children.
Aug 14, 2015

FDA approves OxyContin for children as young as 11. Docs were already prescribing off label anyway. on.wsj.com/1Nv546E @jeannewhalen

Aug 14, 2015

RT @stefaniei: FDA approves OxyContin for children as young as 11. Docs were already prescribing off label anyway. on.wsj.com/1Nv546E @jeannewhalen

Aug 14, 2015

FDA approves OxyContin use in children 11-16 but says it doesn't want to see big uptick in prescribing. on.wsj.com/1Nv546E @wsj

Aug 14, 2015

RT @stefaniei: FDA approves OxyContin for children as young as 11. Docs were already prescribing off label anyway. on.wsj.com/1Nv546E @jeannewhalen

Use of Fetal Tissue in Research Back in the Spotlight

wsj.com — The recent controversy over Planned Parenthood has drawn new attention to the use of fetal tissue for medical research, a decades-old practice that remains common in some fields even as alternatives are explored. One branch of science uses the tissue to study how the human body develops, in hopes of solving developmental abnormalities such as Down syndrome or malformations of the heart or lungs.
Jul 31, 2015

Scientists search for alternatives to fetal tissue in research but say it's still important to many fields of study. on.wsj.com/1Dfm6pf

Aug 01, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: Scientists search for alternatives to fetal tissue in research but say it's still important to many fields of study. on.wsj.com/1Dfm6pf

Aug 03, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: Scientists search for alternatives to fetal tissue in research but say it's still important to many fields of study. on.wsj.com/1Dfm6pf

Aug 03, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: Scientists search for alternatives to fetal tissue in research but say it's still important to many fields of study. on.wsj.com/1Dfm6pf

Aug 03, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: Scientists search for alternatives to fetal tissue in research but say it's still important to many fields of study. on.wsj.com/1Dfm6pf

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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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Sep 04, 2015

RT @annawmathews: Highmark is the latest insurer to trim offerings under health law after losses on.wsj.com/1hZaltJ via @WSJ

Sep 04, 2015

Family of drowned Syrian boy had been fleeing violence for more than 3 yrs. Damascus, Aleppo, Kobani, Turkey. on.wsj.com/1JAQDLo @WSJ

Sep 04, 2015

RT @HistoryFoto: Годовщина! В сей день в 1998 почти наш Сергей Брин и совсем их Ларри Пейдж основали GOOGLE. Быть умным стало легче. pic.twitter.com/nkfztjzomn

Sep 04, 2015

RT @pharmalot: Genzyme to pay $32.5M to resolve criminal charges for improperly marketing surgical product.. DPA is here justice.gov/opa/file/76728… #pharma

Sep 04, 2015

RT @joewalkerWSJ: Kyle Bass derides "kangaroo" patent court, talks long side of patent challenge strategy, $ENDP on.wsj.com/1POvKjF pic.twitter.com/us0EnQLzla

Sep 03, 2015

Zarxio's price is about what Amgen was charging for Neupogen in the U.S. in 2011. on.wsj.com/1JAgCCD via @WSJ $NVS $AMGN

Sep 03, 2015

RT @PaulSonne: From Syria to Norway -- via Murmansk. Some refugees take the long route through Russia. on.wsj.com/1hWlGdS pic.twitter.com/PIpqIFba2a


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