The FDA approved its first “biosimilar” drug, a decision expected to launch a new industry of lower-cost versions of expensive drugs that could help the U.S. curb its $376 billion in yearly drug spending.
Rapes and sexual assaults reported by military-service members increased 8% in 2014, according to a military survey that will reinvigorate the national debate over the military’s handling of sexual assault.
Americans increasingly have to dig into their own pockets to pay for medical care, a shift that is helping curb the growth in health spending by employers and the government. The trend is driven by high-deductible insurance plans.
The Centers for Disease Control recommended that people deemed to be at high risk of developing Ebola voluntarily isolate themselves from others for 21 days, but stopped short of recommending the mandatory quarantines that at least two states have ordered.
Sarepta Therapeutics said it would be delayed at least six months in seeking approval for its muscular-dystrophy drug after the FDA demanded more information because of concerns over the clinical-trial data.
The White House pushed back against the governors of New York, New Jersey, Illinois and other states that instituted procedures to forcibly quarantine medical workers returning from West Africa, deepening a debate brought on by recent Ebola cases in the U.S.