A new class of cholesterol-lowering medicines from Pfizer Inc. and Amgen Inc. may struggle to meet sales projections, as latest treatment guidelines suggest doctors should prescribe only drugs proven to help the heart.
Antibodies derived from the blood of HIV-infected people suppressed the virus in the blood of monkeys in two studies that suggest the experimental approach may improve AIDS therapy or point the way toward a cure.
Vicodin and other hydrocodone-based painkillers, the most popular pharmacy drugs in the U.S., would be placed under stricter prescribing limits to curb abuse, in a policy reversal by the Food and Drug Administration.
Harvard Medical School didn’t make it into the top 50 in a ranking based on how many primary-care doctors the schools produced and how well they served minority communities. Other top East Coast institutions also fell short.
Harvard Medical School logged its latest lab-monkey death this past spring when a cotton-top tamarin monkey died of thirst for lack of a water bottle. Then 41 deer mice died in April at a Harvard facility after their water source got cut off.