The government shutdown resulted in more than 16 million unread CDC emails—the government agency's ability to track illnesses has had a sharp setback.
The midnight shutdown put 800,000 government employees on leave, including those at the FDA, NIH and CDC.
The Kimberly-Clark-backed cold and flu predictor mixes Big Data, and big branding, with an individualized focus.
Biogen extend Isis relationship for six years and $100M; HHS readies healthcare reform TV push; Medivir ends hep. B clinical trial; FDA approves Celgene cancer drug; Baxter seeks Enbrel biosimilar
CDC finds that non-Medicare adults make up the majority of preventable heart attack and stroke cases; a Facebook study shows groups can influence HIV screening; and a Shire ADHD drug gets a "no" from Germany
The FDA approved GlaxoSmithKline's second quadrivalent flu vaccine, but a CVS study indicates that consumers are big fans of the vaccination, as long as they aren't the ones rolling up their sleeves.
Messaging around HIV testing now mixes individual concerns with community protection. Recent efforts, like those of the CDC and Greater than AIDS, try to make getting tested an empowering act.
Astellas teams up with Cytokinetics for muscle weakness research; ADA says lifestyle changes don't protect diabetics' hearts; AJMC talks pharmacists as diabetes counselors; and AARP helps with healthcare reform education.
Gilead combo drug clears HCV; FDA denies Xarelto expanded indication for a second time
The Million Hearts initiative just got a Spanish-language rollout, and the culturally sensitive content is starting to gain attention.
Elsevier launches a new title, FDA is holding a public hearing on opioids and chronic pain.
The FDA approved a flu vaccine that can be produced quickly, and lacks many elements that make patients skittish.