Many drugs granted accelerated approval and most high-risk medical devices approved by FDA lack clear evidence of safety and effectiveness, per JAMA reports.

U.S. deaths from Alzheimer’s disease rose by more than 50 percent from 1999 to 2014 – and rates are expected to continue to rise – reflecting the nation’s aging population and increasing life expectancy, American researchers said.

The national cost of caring for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia is estimated to be $259 billion in 2017 according to a new report from the Alzheimer’s Association.

Social media is integrated into the daily lives of consumers, often engaging with brands for customer service support – except when it comes to pharmaceutical companies.

206 million American adults struggling to get a good night’s rest seek out sleep management solutions to deal with conditions such as insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and more.

For the world’s drug makers 2016 was a year of two halves. Dealmaking and venture funding held up over the first two quarters, buoyed by the retreating bull market. However, as the US presidential election loomed ever closer, companies went into lockdown. Meanwhile, the medtech sector demonstrated that greater efforts are needed to foster innovation if it is to thrive. These findings and more were released as part of the Pharma & Biotech 2016 in Review and Medtech 2016 in Review reports by EP Vantage, the editorial arm of life science market intelligence firm Evaluate.

Global spending on prescription medicines will reach nearly $1.5 trillion by 2021, although the annual rate of growth will decrease from recent years, according to a forecast by Quintiles IMS Holding.

Most Americans will fall victim to at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, and when this occurs, it often can be deadly, according to a new report released on Tuesday by the Institute of Medicine, which advises the U.S. government and policymakers. The report called for greater emphasis on improving diagnoses in the United […]

Chances are you aren’t sleeping as well as you’d like, and in this regard you’re just like most of us. Less than 50% of Americans say they regularly get a solid night’s sleep (the worst sleep stat in the industrialized world). That’s bad news for just about everybody except for the sleep industry, which is […]

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions that prevent and fight cancer, according to a report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). “How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality” […]