DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., Fresenius Medical Care AG and other dialysis companies received a break from U.S. regulators, who are scrapping a proposed 9.4 percent cut in Medicare payments to the companies next year.
Merck & Co.’s cancer drug being evaluated in nine different malignancies kept more than four of five melanoma patients alive for a year in a study, including some who had exhausted all other treatment options.
A wearable artificial kidney and two other devices to treat renal failure will get fast-track reviews under a program U.S. regulators say can cut the time it takes to get “breakthrough” medical technology to market.
E. coli that has sickened thousands in Europe has become the deadliest outbreak of the bacteria on record as a rare strain is causing kidney failure in unprecedented numbers, U.S. health officials said.
Former Detroit Lions defensive tackle Alex Karras has been given days to live after suffering kidney failure within the past two weeks, the Detroit Free Press reported, citing a friend of the Karras family.
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.