Scott Hensley appears in the following:
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Contrave will be available in pharmacies this fall. But the companies working on the drug's marketing won't say how much it will cost.
Monday, September 08, 2014
The Drug Enforcement Administration is loosening up its rules so that people will have more ways of disposing of drugs that can be risky to keep around after they're no longer needed.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
The vaccine would target the Zaire species of Ebola that's now spreading through West Africa. The vaccine worked well in tests on macaque monkeys, and it could be tested in humans starting in 2015.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
In February, CVS said it would stop selling tobacco products, despite the profits they brought the company. Now cigarettes in the company's stores are history.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Animal tests have been encouraging, but there's no guarantee the new vaccine will work in people. Several vaccines against Ebola have been tested before, but none has made it to the finish line.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Even though the current outbreak in West Africa has become the largest ever, Ebola isn't the most attractive business proposition for drugmakers. The right financial incentives might change that.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Kids who play lacrosse will tell you there's a lot of action. Now, there's an analysis of injuries sustained by high school lacrosse players that quantifies the risks.
Monday, July 07, 2014
NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a poll in March and early April to find out how stress is affecting people in the U.S. Here's what we found.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Abuse of narcotic painkillers is a national problem. But it turns out that where you live can make a big difference in how likely you are to get a prescription for the medicines.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Results trump courtesies when a person's health is on the line, some people said. No, others responded, saying that proper treatment also requires a human touch.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Doctors and patients are trying to balance the need for pain relief and the potential for trouble. In an NPR poll, addiction and side effects were the top concerns.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
When you rent a bike, you usually have to bring your own helmet or go without one. If you ride with your hair flapping in the breeze, your risk for a brain injury goes up.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Now that it's clear that camels can infect humans with Middle East respiratory syndrome, Saudi Arabian officials are expanding testing of the animals in the country.
Friday, May 16, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration's approval of a new drug for leishmaniasis came with a voucher that can be redeemed to speed up the approval of a much more lucrative drug in the future.
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Bayer has announced it is buying Merck's consumer drugs business, and Pfizer is trying to take over AstraZeneca. Why is this reorganization happening now, and what does it mean for drug development?
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Massachusetts is the latest state that was gung-ho on health care overhaul to concede it had failed to make it easy for people to enroll. Oregon and Maryland also scrapped their online exchanges.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Pfizer, founded in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1849, would become a British company by combining with AstraZeneca. The new company would get a much lower tax rate by moving its legal headquarters overseas.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Sovaldi has been found to be remarkably effective in curing most patients with common forms of hepatitis C in a matter of months. But the clinical success comes at a high price.
Monday, March 31, 2014
As infectious diseases come under control in Africa, other illnesses common in the West are becoming problems. GlaxoSmithKline is opening a research lab to promote research by African scientists.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The dolls get sick on cue and come with a medical kit that can relieve their symptoms. But the electronics inside the dolls can get hot enough to cause blisters or burns.