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A woman is suing a Bronx hospital after she ended up authorizing cessation of life support for a stranger she was mistakenly told was her brother. (NBC New York)
Roche and partner AC Immune said they are stopping two phase III trials of crenezumab, a once-promising investigational drug for Alzheimer’s disease, after an interim analysis indicated they would miss their primary endpoints. (Reuters)
“A complete cure for cancer”: that’s what Dan Aridor, head of Israel-based Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies, promised his company would deliver in the next year. The firm is developing a multi-peptide drug based on phage display technology. (Jerusalem Post)
The Washington state measles outbreak has now traveled to Hawaii, where two vacationing children from Washington have come down with the disease. (Associated Press via Komo News)
Debate deepens over e-cigarettes, with the American Lung Association decrying policymakers’ “disturbing failure” to curb youth vaping, while Slate calls such rhetoric “an irrational response fueled by anti-smoker bias.”
Planned Parenthood president Leana Wen, MD, discusses her cervical cancer experience in Self.
A worker at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. (Fox News)
The lack of transparency among healthcare startups means that they’re risking another major scandal similar to what happened with Theranos Labs, Jonathan Shieber writes in TechCrunch.
The judge in the state of Massachusetts’ lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, which alleges the company helped foment the opioid crisis, ruled that all of the papers in the case should be made public; previous releases had information that was redacted. (STAT)
Anger is something people and animals have in common, and scientists are still searching for its roots. (NPR)
Are Americans paying a price in their desire for cheaper drugs? (Bloomberg)
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