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Pfizer tops 3Q earnings views, makes progress on COVID shot

Drugmaker Pfizer, one of the leaders in the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, is tweaking its timeline for when it will know if...

Strong sales of drugs, vaccines, propel Merck in 3Q

Drugmaker Merck, bouncing back from a $1.6 billion hit from the coronavirus pandemic in the second quarter, boosted its third-quarter profit by 55% and...

Lilly stays confident in possible COVID drug after setback

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eli Lilly continues to back a potential COVID-19 treatment despite research showing that it may not work on hospitalized patients. ...

Lilly misses profit projects as sales of diabetes drug slow

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eli Lilly and Co. is reporting third-quarter net income of $1.21 billion. ...

New guidelines address rise in opioid use during pregnancy

Opioid use in pregnancy has prompted new guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics, aimed at improving care for women and newborns affected by...

Election could stoke US marijuana market, sway Congress

Voters in four states from different regions of the country could embrace broad legal marijuana sales on Election Day, and a sweep would highlight...

FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: antiviral remdesivir

U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given to hospitalized patients through an IV. ...

The Latest: New Mexico sets another one-day COVID-19 record

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials on Friday confirmed the state set another single-day record with 819 COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total...

WHO study finds remdesivir didn’t help COVID-19 patients

GENEVA (AP) — A large study led by the World Health Organization suggests that the antiviral drug remdesivir did not help hospitalized COVID-19 patients,...

Trump’s election-eve drug discounts for seniors get snagged

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to mail millions of seniors a $200 prescription savings card has hit legal and budget roadblocks, making...

FDA extends pregnancy warning for common pain relievers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pregnant women should avoid a group of common pain relievers including Advil and Aleve for the last four months of pregnancy,...

US regulators approve 1st treatment for Ebola virus

U.S. regulators Wednesday approved the first drug for the treatment of Ebola. ...

Possible safety issue spurs pause of COVID-19 antibody study

Independent monitors have paused enrollment in a study testing the COVID-19 antiviral drug remdesivir plus an experimental antibody therapy being developed by Eli Lilly...

Antibody drugs are no cure but seem promising for COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — They’re not cures and it’s not likely that everyone will be able to get them as President Donald Trump has suggested....

Lilly seeks emergency use of its antibody drug for COVID-19

A drug company says it has asked the U.S. government to allow emergency use of an experimental antibody therapy based on early results from...

Ethicists say Trump special treatment raises fairness issues

The special treatment President Donald Trump received to access an experimental COVID-19 drug raises fairness issues that start with the flawed health care system...

What we know and what we don’t about Trump’s COVID illness

President Donald Trump's release from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and return to the White House make one thing blindingly clear: He is...

Trump, still infectious, back at White House — without mask

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump staged a dramatic return to the White House Monday night after leaving the military hospital where he...

What we know and what we don’t about Trump’s COVID illness

President Donald Trump's release from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and return to the White House make one thing blindingly clear: He is...

3 win Nobel medicine prize for discovering hepatitis C virus

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discovering the liver-ravaging hepatitis C virus, a breakthrough that led to...

Trump’s doctor’s comments on symptoms, care spark confusion

For the second day in a row, the Navy commander in charge of President Donald Trump’s care left the world wondering: Just how sick...

Trump said to be improving but next 48 hours ‘critical’

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump went through a “very concerning” period Friday and faces a “critical” next two days in his fight...

India, South Africa ask WTO to ease IP rules for COVID-19

NEW DELHI (AP) — South Africa and India have asked the World Trade Organization to waive some provisions in the international agreements that regulate...

Trump gets experimental drug aimed at curbing severe illness

The experimental antibody drug given to President Donald Trump has been called one of the most promising approaches to preventing serious illness from a...

EU regulator starts safety review of coronavirus drug

LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency says it has started a safety review after some patients taking the coronavirus drug remdesivir reported serious...

Trump’s $200 prescription cards won’t hit mailboxes just yet

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you’re on Medicare, don’t run to the mailbox looking for a $200 prescription drug card courtesy of President Donald Trump....

Trump promotes health care ‘vision’ but gaps remain

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — More than three-and-a-half years into his presidency and 40 days from an election, President Donald Trump on Thursday launched what...

MIT professor wins top AI award for cancer, drug research

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor using computer science to detect cancer and discover new drugs has won a new...

Drug shows promise in 1st largely minority COVID-19 study

A drug company said Friday that a medicine it sells to tamp down inflammation has helped prevent the need for breathing machines in hospitalized...

Study hints antibody drug may cut COVID-19 hospitalizations

A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help keep mild to moderately...

Anti-inflammatory drug may shorten COVID-19 recovery time

A drug company says that adding an anti-inflammatory medicine to a drug already widely used for hospitalized COVID-19 patients shortens their time to recovery...

Dem report: Postal Service changes delay prescription drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Delivery of mail-order prescription drugs was delayed significantly this summer after the new postmaster general ordered major changes in U.S. Postal...

California OKs bill to flex power on prescription drugs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Health agencies’ credibility at risk after week of blunders

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Lawmakers: Postal changes delay mail-order medicine for vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Policy...

Merck ups outlook, turns profit during global vaccine hunt

FAIRLESS HILLS, PA (AP)...

AstraZeneca: won’t profit from COVID-19 vaccine in pandemic

LONDON (AP) — Pharmaceutical...

Trump defends disproved COVID-19 treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Pandemic hurts sales, profit for Pfizer amid restructuring

FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (AP)...

With no new law to curb drug costs, Trump tries own changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable...

With no new law to curb drug costs, Trump tries own changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable...

New studies clarify what drugs help, hurt for COVID-19

Fresh studies give more...

Activists seek to decriminalize ‘magic’ mushrooms in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Doctors say experimental treatment may have rid man of HIV

A Brazilian man infected...

Sex workers lack food for taking HIV drugs during COVID-19

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) —...
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California CVS Locations Waive Delivery Fees For Meds

CALIFORNIA — CVS Health announced earlier this month that beginning immediately, the drugstore chain will "waive charges for home delivery of prescription...

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