LONDON — Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least 10 years as those who have surgery or radiation, finds a major study that directly tested and compared these options.
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NEW YORK — An analysis of newly uncovered documents shows the sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar’s role in heart disease in part by pointing the finger at fat as early as the 1960s.
CHICAGO — Soccer injuries are sending soaring numbers of U.S. kids to emergency rooms, a trend driven in part by young players with concussions seeking urgent medical care, a study has found.
OTTAWA—Scores of suffering Canadians who have been excluded from the federal government’s restrictive eligibility criteria for medical assistance in dying are lining up to join a constitutional challenge to the new law.
WASHINGTON — The federal government Friday banned more than a dozen chemicals long-used in antibacterial soaps, saying manufacturers failed to show they are safe and kill germs.
“We have no scientific evidence that they are any better than plain soap and water,” said Dr. Janet Woodcock, the Food and Drug Administration’ drug centre director, in a statement.
VANCOUVER—A study by the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is calling for more doctors across Canada to be formally trained to diagnose and treat patients addicted to drugs.
NEW YORK — Mylan says it will make available a generic version of its EpiPen, as criticism mounts over the price of its injectable medicine.
The company said Monday that its U.S. subsidiary will put out a generic version of the EpiPen that will have a list price of $300 for a two-pack ‚Äî about half the current price. It will be available in both 0.15 mg and 0.30 mg strengths.
TRENTON, N.J. — Sky-high price hikes for EpiPen, the injected emergency medicine for severe allergic reactions to foods and bug bites, have made its maker the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring drug prices.
VANCOUVER—Canadian doctors want the federal government to make sure health-care professionals have the resources they need to care for the country’s aging population, says the president of the Canadian Medical Association.
TORONTO—Doctors in Ontario have rejected a tentative four-year fee agreement reached with the province’s Liberal government.
The Ontario Medical Association said yesterday that 63 percent of its members who cast ballots Sunday voted against the deal, which would have raised Ontario’s $11.5-billion physician services budget by 2.5 percent in each of the four years.