Hospitalizations related to chronic kidney disease are increasing in Australia, spurred by rising rates of Type 2 diabetes, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Diabetic patients with chronic kidney disease are more likely to suffer heart complications or die if they need higher doses of Amgen Inc. ’s Aranesp to reach current treatment goals, researchers said.
Affymax Inc. surged the most in 16 months after U.S. regulators said the company’s experimental anemia medicine works as well as drugs sold by Amgen Inc. and Johnson & Johnson for patients with chronic kidney disease.
Amgen Inc. , the world’s largest biotechnology company, and Genzyme Corp. will be able to separately bill Medicare for oral drugs used in dialysis until 2014, longer than first proposed. The shares rose.
It was as close to a Stanley-meets- Livingstone moment as a 21st-century traveler is likely to get. After a weeklong odyssey involving planes, ferries, buses and motorcycles, I peered through sheeting monsoonal rain at a mist- shrouded island.
Raj Rajaratnam, the Galleon Group LLC co-founder whom prosecutors called “the modern face of illegal insider trading,” was sentenced to 11 years in prison, one of the longest terms ever for insider trading, though less than half of the maximum sought by the government.
Luis Picado’s mother remembers the day her son thought he had won the lottery. He came home to their tin-roofed cinder-block house in a Managua, Nicaragua, slum and said he’d found a way to escape poverty and start a new life in the United States.