(NEW YORK) -- Nearly two years ago in June 2021, mom Fran Humphreys got a phone call at work that no parent wants to receive."I was called at work and came home to the chaos and the grief," the nurse recalled to ABC News'... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- With the nation still in the grips of an opioid epidemic that began decades ago, the crisis has deepened in recent years with the introduction of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is up to 100 times more potent than morphine.The driving... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Amanda Scher, Ross Mtangi and Julia Ghahramani were three working professionals in New York City who did not know each other but shared a deadly commonality: on the same day in March 2021, they each ordered cocaine from Billy Ortega that... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it is withdrawing its emergency use authorization of a COVID-19 antibody therapy as a prevention tool because it is unlikely to be effective against variants that are currently circulating.Evusheld, which is made by British-Swedish... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- A congressional investigation into the Food and Drug Administration's review process for an Alzheimer's treatment found that the agency "deviated" from its standard procedures to approve the Aduhelm drug with inconsistent data.Aduhelm is notable for being the first drug in recent years... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- More than 40% of street drug samples tested in Rhode Island contained the animal tranquilizer xylazine, according to a new analysis out of Brown University. It’s the latest sign that the drug, which causes sedation and can lead to skin infections... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Life expectancy in the United States has fallen to the lowest levels seen in 26 years, new federal data shows.Two new reports, published early Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics, found the death... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Across the country, parents are searching for solutions as demand for pediatric medications surges while over-the-counter medications, and a popularly prescribed antibiotic, are in reported short supply.Aselyn Schott, a mother from Colorado, said her 5-year-old daughter was prescribed amoxicillin for an... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Promising data shows that an Alzheimer's drug can slow cognitive decline.In a phase III clinical trial, with results published Tuesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, the drug, Lecanemab -- developed by Eisai and Biogen Inc. -- slowed the rate... Read More.
(SILVER SPRING, Md.) -- For the first time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a treatment that can delay the onset of Type 1 diabetes.Teplizumab, a monoclonal antibody that will be marketed under the brand name Tzield from pharmaceutical companies ProventionBio... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Social media is abuzz with people sharing stories about weight loss using Ozempic, a drug designed to regulate insulin.Now, doctors are weighing in with context about this influential drug.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Ozempic, also known as semaglutide,... Read More.
When Alice in Chains released a 30th anniversary edition of their landmark 1992 album, Dirt, it surprised the band by reentering the top 10 of the Billboard chart. While the album is legendary for its dark, sometimes brutal lyrics about