Tag Archives: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Report says US hospitals still marking up drug prices by 500%. This must stop, and China’s got the right answer.

The News: Hospitals markup medicine prices, on average, nearly 500%, according to a new analysis from the Moran Company that was commissioned by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). The… Read more »

CDC weighs in with new Zika data, heightened warning about complacency

The News: Zika has gradually disappeared from the headlines, buried under the daily avalanche of news coming out of the nation’s capital and terror attacks in Europe. But on Thursday… Read more »

Zika: Forgotten, but not gone; Trump budget would slash funds aimed at safeguarding the public

The News: As the weather gradually gets warmer, and in some areas more humid, public health officials in the United States are quietly gearing up to combat the threat still… Read more »

Indy’s Eli Lilly making noise with cancer push; Brickyard neighbor revving its drug-discovery engine

I’ve been to the headquarters of Eli Lilly & Co.–about 15 minutes (or about 5 miles) from the “Brickyard” where the Indianapolis 500 is run each year. The racing is… Read more »

Pfizer stumbles to 4Q profit after rough year for Prevnar; what happened to industry leadership role?

News: Pfizer Inc.’s (New York City) key pneumococcal vaccine, Prevnar, whose sales soared through 2015, stumbled in fourth-quarter results (pdf) released last week. The blockbuster inoculation fell significantly short of Street… Read more »

US Surgeon General sounds alarm on e-cigarettes, teens; but report shows gross misunderstanding of entire subject

The U.S. surgeon general in a report released on Thursday (December 8, 2016) called for action to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among young people, noting they have overtaken cigarettes… Read more »

Texas reports first Zika case from local mosquito; virus is now here to stay, says WHO

Texas health officials on Monday (December 28,2016) reported the state’s first case of Zika likely spread by local mosquitoes, making Texas the second state within the continental United States to… Read more »

Obama Administration Predicts ACA Enrollment to Grow by 1.1 Million in 2017; Question is How?

The US Health and Human Services Department estimates that more than 1 million additional people will sign up for health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges for 2017 compared with 2016,… Read more »

Zika Funding Plan Announced By Obama Officials; But Why the Long Delay After Congress Finally Voted Them?

US health officials outlined on Tuesday (October 18, 2016) how they planned to divide up $1.1 billion in funds approved by Congress to fight the Zika virus, including repaying $44.25… Read more »

CDC Warns of Infection Risk after Open Heart Surgery; When to Worry

A federal investigation has concluded that a device used during open-heart (open-chest) surgery that infected at least 12 patients at a Pennsylvania hospital last year was probably contaminated at the plant in… Read more »