Medicine

California governor wants state to sell generic prescription drugs

Gavin Newsom, governor of California, which has a gross product of $3 trillion and a population of nearly 40 million, has proposed that the state create it own generic drug label to lower the prices of prescription drugs sold to the public. If the proposal goes into effect, the state will contract with generic drug companies to manufacture prescription medications[Read More…]

Johns Hopkins University will name building in honor of Henrietta Lacks

  Her cells led to the development of the Salk Vaccine that cured polio and supported research into leukemia and AIDS By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today A new building scheduled for groundbreaking in 2020 at Johns Hopkins University’s East Baltimore campus will be named in honor of the late Henrietta Lacks, who unknowingly was the source the “HeLa” cell, an[Read More…]

David slays Goliath

And it gives Monsanto’s owner, Bayer Aspirin, a major headache after being ordered to pay $289.2 million By Frederick H. Lowe BlacksmansStreet.Today Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, a former groundskeeper for the Benicia Unified School District, in the San Francisco Bay Area, was experiencing severe skin irritation from spraying Ranger Pro, a generic version of Roundup. The product is a weed killer[Read More…]

Cure Sought for the Soaring Cost of Insulin

By Frederick H. Lowe U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Elijah Cummings have asked the U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the rise  in the price of insulin to treat diabetes. In a letter dated November 3 to U.S. Attorney General Loretta  Lynch  and FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez,  Sanders, (I., Vt.) and Cummings (D., Md.) asked[Read More…]

Briefs

[su_button style=”flat” background=”#94989b” text_shadow=”4px 0px 5px #868686″ desc=”Return to the homepage to see the complete issue and video channel.” rel=”lightbox”]HOMEPAGE [/su_button]   Doctor speculates:  O. J.  Simpson maybe suffering from CTE Forensic neurologist Bennett Omalu, MD, the first person to identify chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of deceased football players, said he strongly believes that O. J. Simpson[Read More…]

Pill could deliver insulin without the pain

[su_button style=”flat” background=”#94989b” text_shadow=”4px 0px 5px #868686″ desc=”Return to the homepage to see the complete issue and video channel.” rel=”lightbox”]HOMEPAGE [/su_button] Posted by Sonia Fernandez University of California Santa Barbara Researchers are developing an insulin pill that could soon offer a pain-free blood sugar management option to people with diabetes. “With diabetes, there’s a tremendous need for oral delivery,” says Samir Mitragotri,[Read More…]

President Obama declares emergency in Michigan

[su_button style=”flat” background=”#94989b” text_shadow=”4px 0px 5px #868686″ desc=”Return to the homepage to see the complete issue and video channel.” rel=”lightbox”]HOMEPAGE [/su_button]   By Frederick H. Lowe President Barack Obama has declared an emergency exists in Michigan because of high levels of lead found in Flint’s drinking water that can cause permanent physical damage to the city’s residents. President Obama’s action[Read More…]

New rules mean more kidney transplants for blacks, Hispanics

[su_button style=”flat” background=”#94989b” text_shadow=”4px 0px 5px #868686″ desc=”Return to the homepage to see the complete issue and video channel.” rel=”lightbox”]HOMEPAGE [/su_button]   Posted by Lauren Nelson Johns Hopkins University New rules for allocating donor kidneys have led to more transplants for blacks and Hispanics, whose access to donor organs had been held artificially low under an earlier eligibility formula. A[Read More…]

U.S. adult smoking rate falls to new low

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink] CDC says less than 17 percent are lighting up, but big gap remains between well-off and poor Less than 17 percent of adults said they smoked in 2014, down from nearly 21 percent in 2005, a U.S. Centers[Read More…]