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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

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Aug 03, 2015

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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

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Jun 19, 2015

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Jun 19, 2015

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Jun 19, 2015

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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

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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

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May 26, 2015

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May 26, 2015

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May 26, 2015

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Aug 04, 2015

RT @erikholmwsj: Bad news for Shire: Baxalta has state-of-the-art takeover protections, according to @Dealpolitik $BXLT $SHPG on.wsj.com/1M3cy1O

Aug 04, 2015

RT @LauraLandroWSJ: Study finds Dementia patients, caregivers prefer $ go to better care, support vs just cure research bit.ly/1eG89Vi @EurekAlertAAAS

Aug 04, 2015

Effective ovarian cancer treatment is underused. One possible reason? It involves generic drugs no company is pushing nyti.ms/1KMpZ7w

Aug 04, 2015

RT @dmitryzaksAFP: #Russia's health minister: deaths among 30-45 year olds rising, with alcohol involved in 70% of cases: @interfax_news pic.twitter.com/VAk7g5J6mO

Aug 04, 2015

RT @Dereklowe: Ah hah! Just when I'd given up on the blog going live today, it does. "In the Pipeline" is back at: blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline

Aug 04, 2015

RT @LauraLandroWSJ: Aetna profit tops expectations; Medicare/Medicaid offsets risk adjustments on commercial business on.wsj.com/1M2khx9 @WSJ

Aug 04, 2015

U.K. watchdog investigating whether police ignored allegation that former PM Edward Heath sexually abused children. on.wsj.com/1M0UK7F

Aug 04, 2015

Shire, which cut its tax bill by moving domicile 2 Ireland from UK in '08, now using that advantage to bid 4 Baxalta on.wsj.com/1P3isQx

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