Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. should provide information on research and manufacturing costs for its Soliris rare-disease drug to help justify a price of 340,200 pounds a year ($569,000), the U.K.’s health-cost agency said.
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.
When Sheena Wilson, 45, underwent robotic surgery for a hysterectomy in May, she didn’t know the Intuitive Surgical Inc. system used by her doctor was previously tied to a variety of injuries for the same procedure.
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.