Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced a collaboration with rival drugmakers that will speed its effort to collect genetic information on 500,000 people in the UK Biobank database, a project the company believes could help accelerate new drug discovery and improve approval success rates.

U.S. congressional committee members warned that Washington’s funding of the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency could be halted unless it is more open about its operations.

A filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicates that the UK’s GlaxoSmithKline has a 13 percent stake in Spero Therapeutics, with 1,854,006 shares in the Massachusetts biotech company.

The U.S. government is investing more than $170 million to help two new vaccines against Ebola and two Ebola drugs complete the steps needed for FDA approval.

The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to support sweeping legislation that will reshape the way the Food and Drug Administration approves new medicines.

The House of Reps is expected to pass a $6.3 billion piece of legislation designed to spur medical innovation, speed access to new drugs, expand mental health treatment, and combat opioid abuse.

The HHS has shifted $81 million in funds from other projects to continue work on developing vaccines to fight Zika in the absence of any funding from U.S. lawmakers.

U.S. government researchers said they have begun their first clinical trial of a Zika vaccine while the Obama administration told lawmakers funds to fight the virus would run out in the coming weeks.

The National Institutes of Health on Thursday named Verily, formerly Google Life Sciences, as advisor to Nashville’s Vanderbilt University in a pilot program to launch the Precision Medicine Initiative outlined by President Barack Obama last year. The program aims to enroll 79,000 volunteer participants by the end of this year to supply personal data that […]

Zika virus – linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil – is spreading “explosively” and could affect as many as four million people in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Director-general Margaret Chan told members of WHO’s executive board in Geneva that the spread of the mosquito-borne […]