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A new experimental gene therapy has cured babies born with a genetic disease dubbed "bubble boy" syndrome.

There’s now a cure for the deadly genetic disorder known as ‘bubble-boy’ disease

Doctors used a cutting-edge medical technique called gene therapy to treat 10 babies born with the disease. The biotech that helped saw its stock surge.
A Type 1 diabetes patient holds up bottles of insulin.

Outrage over the cost of the life-saving drug insulin has drugmakers scrambling, but Congress and the public demand a price cut

Critics call the new programs "PR stunts,"and say drug companies should just lower their prices.
Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon denounced drug companies on Monday for not agreeing to support legislation that would require lowering drug prices.

Senators asked 7 big drugmakers to lower their prices. None of them gave a straight answer.

Seven top pharma executives said they support the idea of lower drug prices, but had conditions before they would commit to doing so.
Pharmacy-benefit managers (PBMs), which are today increasingly owned by health insurers and pharmacy chains, will be facing tough questions about drug prices at a congressional hearing on April 9.

These powerful but little-known companies that have been blamed for high drug prices are now coming out of the shadows for a congressional interrogati...

The US has a high drug prices problem. These obscure but powerful companies will now face some tough questions on Capitol Hill.
Laura Marston holds up a vial of Humalog, a type of insulin she takes for type 1 diabetes at her home in Washington, DC in 2016.

For people with diabetes struggling to buy lifesaving insulin, a major health company is now offering the drug for just $25 a month

Insulin is a lifesaving product for individuals with diabetes. But it's also become incredibly expensive, sometimes prohibitively so for patients.

The top scientist at AveXis told us the ‘unique’ strength that powered its $9 billion sale to Novartis, and it could shape the future of g...

Manufacturing has emerged as a huge challenge for the booming gene therapy industry because these products are so new and complex.
A trader passes by a screen displaying the tickers symbols for Bristol-Myers Squibb and Intelsat, Ltd. on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, April 25, 2013. World equity markets advanced on Thursday as solid corporate earnings and data indicating the U.S. labor market remains resilient despite signs of slower growth buoyed optimism about the economy, an outlook that sent bond prices lower.

The record breaking $74 billion BMS-Celgene takeover just got the green light from 2 key players

The deal has faced growing unhappiness from shareholders, who had been hoping for a different type of acquisition.
A new class of innovative "gene therapies" make it possible to treat disease at the genetic level, and bring difficult ethical questions with them.

Bill Gates is worried about gene editing worsening inequality. Now a top ethicist is raising new red flags.

New technology has made it possible to tinker with the very DNA that makes us who we are, offering fresh hope of new cures for difficult diseases.
Bone marrow transplants can be used to treat a wide range of different diseases.

The treatment that cured 2 men of HIV may also help with a remarkable array of more than 70 deadly diseases

Bone marrow transplants have potential in more than 70 diseases, including many cancers, but the procedure also has important limits.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told Business Insider that growing anti-vaccine sentiment in the US needs to be addressed.

The FDA’s top leader says anti-vaxxers could bring about a national health crisis

Making sure people get their shots is key to improving US healthcare, the head of the FDA told us in an interview.