US records 21 new measles cases as of last week

The United States recorded 21 new measles cases last week, raising the total number of cases for the year to 1,203 across 30 states in the worst outbreak of the virus since... Read more »

Canada makes drug price crackdown official

TORONTO: The Canadian government on Friday announced final regulations to reduce patented drug prices it said would save Canadians C$13.2 billion ($10 billion) over a decade, overriding heavy opposition from pharmaceutical companies.... Read more »

Measles surveillance lags in US workplaces

Monitoring for measles in U.S. workplaces needs improvement, especially in the healthcare sector, an occupational safety expert argues. Measles cases have reached a 27-year high in the U.S. To help prevent transmission,... Read more »

Canada warns US against drug import plans

TORONTO: Canada opposes any US plans to buy Canadian prescription drugs that might threaten the country’s drug supply or raise costs for its own citizens, officials have told U.S. authorities, in a... Read more »

Amy Klobuchar proposes drug cost plan aimed at seniors

WASHINGTON: Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar unveiled a new plan on Friday to help lower the cost of pharmaceuticals purchased by seniors in the wake of the White House scrapping its own... Read more »

US quarantines 5,200 migrants over mumps and chicken pox exposure

WASHINGTON: US authorities said Friday they had placed 5,200 detained migrants into quarantine, mainly over exposure to mumps, linking a surge in cases to a recent outbreak of the contagious disease in... Read more »

What you need to know about the US measles outbreak

The United States so far this year has recorded 695 cases of measles in 22 states, its largest outbreak since public health officials in 2000 declared the disease eradicated, according to the... Read more »

Trump urges Americans to get measles vaccine

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Friday urged Americans to protect themselves with the measles vaccination as the number of cases of the once-eradicated disease hit the highest levels in the United... Read more »

Hundreds vaccinated after measles emergency

NEW YORK: A New York county which declared a state of emergency over a measles outbreak is on the “right path” after administering hundreds of vaccinations in two days, the chief of... Read more »

Roche sues US executives in fight over diabetes test strips

ZURICH: Roche is seeking damages and compensation in a U.S. lawsuit against former executives of a Utah-based company, the Swiss drugmaker’s latest case targeting what it calls fraudulent schemes involving its diabetes... Read more »