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Years after Cubist buyout, Merck scores a new Zerbaxa indication. Can it jump-start sales?

Merck hasn’t exactly made a fortune on its $ 9.5 billion Cubist Pharmaceuticals buyout, but now, a next-gen antibiotic it acquired in that deal has a brand-new indication that could help jump-start sales. On Monday, the FDA approved that drug, Zerbaxa, to treat adults with hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia. It’s an add-on to Zerbaxa’s original approvals—to treat complicated… Read More »

‘God was there’: A year after landmark Canadian transplant, Maurice Desjardins is learning to live with another man’s face

“Gun cleaner shoots self” — Ottawa Sun headline, Jan. 12, 2011NOTRE-DAME-DE-LA-SALETTE, Que. — On the mantel inside the Desjardins house, which hugs Lac de l’Argile, a mountain lake about an hour’s drive northeast of Ottawa, there are no framed photos of Maurice Desjardins taken after what the family calls only “the accident.” There’s a picture… Read More »

Health officials quarantine a cruise ship in St. Lucia after confirming a case of measles

This is an undated file photo of St. Lucia. Prisma Bildagentur | UIG | Getty Images Health officials in St. Lucia quarantined a cruise ship that appears to be operated by the Church of Scientology after confirming a female crew member has the measles. The “Freewinds” cruise ship is currently docked on the Caribbean island,… Read More »