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April Krowel and her daughter, Aubrie.

A new prescription drug made from CBD has been groundbreaking for kids with epilepsy. We talked to their parents about the good, the bad and the ugly ...

There's "that sense that it is going to be a cure-all. And it's just not," one mom whose child is taking the new drug said.
Proteus makes 'smart pills' embedded with sensors that tell your doctor when you've taken your medication. It announced a clinical trial in cancer on Thursday.

We got a look at the pitch deck of buzzy Silicon Valley health-tech startup Sempre Health. It reveals how a $4 billion industry is ripe for disruption...

Startup Sempre Health has raised $10.5 million to take aim at a well-known problem with people and their pills: they don't always take them.
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders were two of five senators who condemned Novartis's AveXis for submitting falsified data to the US FDA.

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders just slammed the Swiss drug giant Novartis over a new controversy swirling around the world’s most expensive...

"This scandal smacks of the pharmaceutical industry's privilege and greed, and Americans are sick of it," they wrote to the FDA's acting leader.

From Donald Trump to Bernie Sanders, here’s how much every 2020 presidential candidate has gotten from the healthcare industry

How Americans get healthcare has become a prominent and controversial part of the 2020 presidential campaign.
Jackson Schultheis is now eligible for the spinal muscular atrophy treatment Zolgensma after his health insurer changed its policy.

Aetna and Anthem will now pay for more kids with a devastating rare disease to get a $2.1 million drug, reversing earlier denials

Business Insider's reporting highlighted families fighting for access to the treatment, Zolgensma, which is the most expensive drug in the world.

Exact Sciences slips after splashing $2.8 billion to buy Genomic Health

The deal adds breast and prostate cancer tests to Exact Sciences' catalogue of diagnostics.
Jackson Schultheis has been denied a new, $2.1 million treatment for the condition spinal muscular atrophy by health insurer Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

‘Like we were being forced to gamble with our son’s life’: Health insurers won’t pay for a $2.1 million drug for kids, and par...

It's "heartbreaking," one mom said, "because this one person is everything to us. And they're acting like his life doesn't really matter."

A scientist who won the Nobel Prize for revolutionizing how we treat cancer says young scientists shouldn’t set out to cure the disease

Jim Allison changed how we treat cancer today. But when he started off his scientific career decades ago, he was focused elsewhere.
The unredacted version of an antitrust complaint being brought against 20 drugmakers cites this email from a lawyer for a generic drug company.

Bernie Sanders slams ‘polite f-u’ letters sent by generic drug companies as ‘clearly illegal’ and calls for an investigation

The responses "were at best, grossly misleading, and at worst, false statements to Congress," Sanders and Rep. Elijah Cummings said.
A class called "Biotech for Non-Scientists" teaches people in the healthcare industry about basic science, including through a lab where they extract DNA from fresh strawberries.

We took the two-day, $1,300 ‘biotech for dummies’ class where healthcare executives, HR managers, and investors catch up on science for th...

At a recent class, a room of buttoned-up professionals from some of the world's biggest companies were mashing up strawberries and giggling.