Pancreatic Cancer: Dr. Mallika Marshall On Alex Trebek ’ s Diagnosis
BOSTON (CBS) — “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek announced Wednesday that he is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  A Message from Alex Trebek: pic.twitter.com/LbxcIyeTCF — Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) March 6, 2019 The 78-year-old Trebek, who has hosted the popular quiz show since 1984, vowed to keep working and said “I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.” WBZ-TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall sat down with David Wade and Lisa Hughes to answer questions about this deadly cancer. What Is The Pancreas? It’s an organ that sits behind the stomach. It produces ho...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Alex Trebek Dr. Mallika Marshall Pancreatic Cancer Source Type: news

Gardenias improve bile flow
(Natural News) When a person has a liver disease called cholestasis, the flow of bile from their liver is decreased. This may cause symptoms such as jaundice or fatigue. Thankfully, a study published in the journal Chinese Herbal Medicines has revealed that gardenias (Gardenia jasminoides) may help address this condition. In the study, researchers observed the effect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Babies Are Being Born With Syphilis. Blame Meth and Opioids.
Details the connection between drug use, the opioid epidemic, and the significant rise in syphilis and syphilis among newborns, or congenital syphilis. Some of the communities hit hardest by the opioid epidemic and a related methamphetamine spike are also the location of some of the steepest increases in syphilis. Congenital syphilis can cause deformities, severe anemia, an enlarged liver and spleen, jaundice or brain and nerve problems like blindness or deafness, and up to 40% may be stillborn or die as a newborn. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 26, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Doctors Make Mistakes. A New Documentary Explores What Happens When They Do —and How to Fix It
People accept it as fact: that to err is human. Every misstep is an opportunity to learn and improve. But when the mistakes are made by doctors, lives can be compromised, or even lost. Among malpractice claims, about 30% are due to diagnostic errors, according to a report by Coverys, a malpractice services provider. In the U.S. in 2017, surgeons either operated on the wrong patient, the wrong site or performed the wrong procedure 95 times, according to the Joint Commission, which accredits and certifies many healthcare systems in the country. To Err is Human, a new documentary from 3759 Films and Tall Tale Productions that...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Health Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to identify a hepatitis C rash
Hepatitis C can cause many symptoms including skin issues such as jaundice, itching, and blood spots. Other symptoms may also be present. Learn how to identify a hepatitis C rash here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Mother, 27, claims 'contraceptive pill damaged her liver' after she spent 11 days hospitalised
Laura Hutchinson, of Retford, Nottinghamshire, showed jaundice symptoms a month after using Rigevidon. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GI Case Quiz: Jaundice, Scleral Icterus, and Diarrhea in a Young Woman
The 31-year-old has not seen a healthcare provider in more than 10 years and claims good health until now. Lab and imaging results tell a different story. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - December 6, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Tiny Wearable Device Warns of Exposure to UV Light
Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering scientists have developed what is being called the world’s smallest wearable, battery-free device to measure light. The technology enables scientists to measure exposure to light across multiple wavelengths. The device is as about as thick in diameter as a credit card and is about the size of an M&M. It is also solar powered. Researchers said the device monitored therapeutic UV light in clinical phototherapy booths for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis as well as blue light phototherapy for newborns with jaundice ...
Source: MDDI - December 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

World's smallest wearable device warns of UV exposure, enables precision phototherapy
(Northwestern University) The world's smallest wearable, battery-free and virtually indestructible device has been developed to measure exposure to light across multiple wavelengths, from the ultra violet to visible and even infrared parts of the solar spectrum. Smaller than an M&M, the device can optimize treatment of neonatal jaundice, skin diseases, seasonal affective disorder and reduce risk of sunburns and skin cancer. It can record up to three separate wavelengths of light at one time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

GI Case Quiz: Inactive UC and Elevated LFTs in a Middle-aged Man
The patient reports mild fatigue and pruritis but denies jaundice, scleral icterus, abdominal swelling. What ’s your impression? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - December 3, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Does She Have SCID?
Discussion Severe-combined immunodefiency (SCID) is actually a group of inherited disorders with an absence or dysfunction of T, B and NK cells that results in severe dysfunction of the immune system. SCID is a primary immunodeficiency. SCID was thought to be a rare disorder but with the advent of neonatal screening the incidence in the US general population is estimated at ~1 in 58,000 live births, but with numbers higher or lower depending on the specific population. Patients often have failure to thrive, oral candidiasis, and diarrhea as infants as well as a variety of infectious diseases. They can also have interstit...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Jaundice (Hyperbilirubinemia) in Adults
Title: Jaundice (Hyperbilirubinemia) in AdultsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - November 14, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Neonatal birthweights increase in direct proportion to number of births
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study finds that neonatal birthweights increase in direct proportion with the number of births of the mother in at least 30 percent of all cases. Large for gestational weight (LGA) babies are at risk for several neonatal complications, including jaundice, low sugar levels after birth and more. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GI Case Quiz: RUQ Pain, Fevers, & amp; Jaundice
RUQ pain x3 days, fevers x24h. LFTs are elevated. Which of these tests should you order? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 4, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Study: Jaundice treatment may increase risk of developing epilepsy
Treating newborns for jaundice with phototherapy could increase the child risk of developing epilepsy, especially in boys, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jaundice Meters Subject to FDA Class I Recall Jaundice Meters Subject to FDA Class I Recall
Draeger Medical Systems, Inc, has recalled more than 4500 JM-103 and JM-105 jaundice meters because users have misinterpreted display messages, leading to serious injuries.News Alerts (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

Misinterpretation of Jaundice Meters Triggers a Recall
Draeger Medical Systems is recalling its Jaundice Meter JM-103 and JM-105 models after some users have misinterpreted display messages that have resulted in serious injuries, according to an FDA notice. The Jaundice Meters are used to measure bilirubin in newborns. Specifically, the JM-103 model displays three blinking dashes (---) and the JM-105 meter displays dash-zero-dash (-0-) when the bilirubin level in the patient is higher than the maximum level of detection. Measurement of high bilirubin indicates a need for immediate medical evaluation. Some users have interpreted the two display messages as indicating a low...
Source: MDDI - June 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Liver disease: Are you at risk? 11 symptoms of hepatitis to watch out for
LIVER disease can be caused by excess alcohol intake and it ’s a common condition in the UK. Hepatitis is a term used to describe inflammation of the liver, and while many people won’t realise they have it because it doesn’t usually cause symptoms, it can cause sudden jaundice and liver failure in some people. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Draeger Medical Systems, Inc. Jaundice Meter JM-103 and Jaundice Meter JM-105 Recalled Due to Misinterpretation of Display Messages for Out of Range Values https://go.usa.gov/xUqzz   #medicaldevice #fda
Draeger Medical Systems, Inc. Jaundice Meter JM-103 and Jaundice Meter JM-105 Recalled Due to Misinterpretation of Display Messages for Out of Range Values https://go.usa.gov/xUqzz  #medicaldevice #fda (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - June 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Mushroom poisoning mimicking painless progressive jaundice: a case report with review of the literature - Perisetti A, Raghavapuram S, Sheikh AB, Yendala R, Rahman R, Shanshal M, Thein KZ, Farooq A.
Mushroom poisoning is common in the  United States. The severity of mushroom poisoning may vary, depending on the geographic location, the amount of toxin delivered, and the genetic characteristics of the mushroom. Though they could have varied presentatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

FDA issues select recall of Draeger Jaundice Meters
The FDA recently posted notice of a select recall of Draeger Medical Jaundice Meters over issues with users misinterpreting the display. The recall affects all Draeger Medical’s Jaundice Meter JM-105 units, and has been labeled as a Class I recall, indicating the potential for serious injury or death. The Draeger Jaundice Meter is designed for hospital use in the monitoring of newborn infants, according to an FDA notice. The recall notice was posted due to users misinterpreting a blinking “-0-” as a zero measurement, and operating the device and delivering care based on that reading. Draeger began notifyi...
Source: Mass Device - June 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Monitoring Recalls Draeger Medical Source Type: news

Tennessee Is Just the Latest State to Report a Hepatitis A Outbreak. Here ’s What to Know
Tennessee has joined a growing number of states battling hepatitis A outbreaks, public health officials report. The Nashville Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) announced that 14 cases of hepatitis A have been confirmed in the city since December 2017 —significantly more than the two cases it sees in an average year. MPHD is working with state public health officials to contain the outbreak, according to a statement, but the infection has already popped up in a number of nearby states, as well as some on the West Coast. Here’s what to know hepatitis A and the outbreaks around the country. What is hepatitis ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Jaundice Overview Video Jaundice Overview Video
Jaundice is a condition where the skin and eyes take on a yellowish color due to increased levels of bilirubin in the bloodstream. Find out more in this video.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

Why Do Some Lizards Have Green Blood?
Scientists are trying to figure out how green-blooded lizards might benefit from the unusual pigment. The answer could provide new insights into human illnesses like jaundice and malaria. (Image credit: Courtesy of Christopher C. Austin/LSU) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

FDA Panel Urges Rejection of Jaundice Drug for Newborns FDA Panel Urges Rejection of Jaundice Drug for Newborns
An FDA panel suggests further study of stannsoporfin as a hyperbilirubinemia treatment for newborns. The experimental drug has passed through several organizations since the late 1980s.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

FDA Advisory Panels Pan Neonatal Jaundice Drug
(MedPage Today) -- Vote tally: 3-21 against approval (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mallinckrodt Reports on FDA Joint Advisory Committee Meeting for Stannsoporfin for the Treatment of Newborns at Risk of Developing Severe Jaundice
STAINES-UPON-THAMES, United Kingdom, May 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, today expressed disappointment that, in a joint meeting, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - May 3, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Staff: Neonatal Jaundice Drug Effective, But Safety Uncertain
(MedPage Today) -- Tin-based agent may have long-term neurotoxic effect (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Diet for jaundice: What to eat for a healthy liver
A person ’s diet plays a major role in jaundice recovery and prevention. Learn about metabolism and what to eat for a healthy liver. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Boston Sci Whets M & amp;A Appetite with EMcision Buy
Boston Scientific could be very busy with M&A this year. During the Marlborough, MA-based company’s most recent earnings call, CEO Michael Mahoney hinted at the possibility of potential acquisitions. “We do have a pretty active M&A appetite,” Mahoney said, according to a transcript from Seeking Alpha. "So, I think you'll see us be active with tuck-in acquisitions to strengthen our category leadership strategy." On Monday, Boston Scientific backed up its CEO’s words and revealed it would strengthen its endoscopy offerings with the acquisition of London – based EMcision, f...
Source: MDDI - March 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Mallinckrodt Receives FDA Acceptance of Stannsoporfin New Drug Application Filing
Action date set for August 22, 2018 STAINES-UPON-THAMES, United Kingdom, Feb. 23, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug ... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Mallinckrodt, stannsoporfin, hyperbilirubinemia, jaundice (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The operation to save patients with pancreatic cancer   
Kate Rigby was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after spotting a number of symptoms, including jaundiced eyes. Luckily, she was eligible for a pilot scheme testing a new way of treating the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is kernicterus and what are the symptoms?
Learn all about kernicterus, a form of brain damage linked to severe jaundice in newborns. We look at the complications, diagnosis, and treatments for this (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Red sage, also known as Chinese sage, found to protect the kidneys of people with severe acute pancreatitis and obstructive jaundice
(Natural News) A study published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines revealed that Salvia miltiorrhiza, more commonly known as red sage or danshen in Chinese, may protect the kidneys in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) and obstructive jaundice (OJ). A team of Chinese researchers examined  288 rat models of SAP and OJ... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New drug combination helps kickstart the immune system to fight back against cancer
(King's College London) Scientists from King's College London have found a way to boost the immune system to help it fight back against cancer. The breakthrough involves the first ever use of a combination of chemotherapy and a drug being trialed as a treatment for neonatal jaundice, that together help kick start the body's natural defenses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Babygrow with lights built in to banish jaundice
A babygrow that lights up from top to bottom could help thousands of newborns affected by jaundice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-cost, Handheld Device Reliably Detects Neonatal Jaundice Low-cost, Handheld Device Reliably Detects Neonatal Jaundice
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Robotic Baby Trains Doctors To Deal With Medical Emergencies
BOSTON (CBS) – She looks real. She feels real. She sounds real. And she’s no dummy. She’s a wireless robot that is the world’s most advanced neonatal patient simulator, recently called into service at Boston Children’s Hospital. Super Tory resembles an 8-pound baby and can virtually recreate any neonatal medical emergency. Caitlin O’Brien is a neonatal nurse and clinical educator for the Boston Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). O’Brien runs mock scenarios to train nurses, doctors and other staff. “Within a couple of tweaks of a button, we can make the baby...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Boston Children's Hospital Dr. Mallika Marshall Super Tory Source Type: news

Nigeria:Antibiotics, Meningitis, Others Lead to Hearing Loss, Says Audiologist
[Guardian] Hearing loss has been linked to several factors such as meningitis, measles, jaundice, antibiotics, insufficient oxygen and infection at birth among other factors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Newborn Jaundice
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

P & G creates diapers for tiniest newborns
Procter& Gamble Co. has created a diaper for premature babies whose skin is too delicate to wear a traditional diaper while in a hospital ’s neonatal intensive care unit. The Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods (NYSE: PG) said it would donate a box of the new Pampers NICU Flat Diapers to every one of the country's nearly 1,000 hospitals with neonatal intensive care units. The Flat Diaper addresses the needs of babies with ext remely low birth weight, severe skin issues, jaundice, gastrointestinal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

P & G creates diapers for tiniest newborns
Procter& Gamble Co. has created a diaper for premature babies whose skin is too delicate to wear a traditional diaper while in a hospital ’s neonatal intensive care unit. The Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods (NYSE: PG) said it would donate a box of the new Pampers NICU Flat Diapers to every one of the country's nearly 1,000 hospitals with neonatal intensive care units. The Flat Diaper addresses the needs of babies with ext remely low birth weight, severe skin issues, jaundice, gastrointestinal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Police save lives every day, just not this way — a liver for Sloan
Sloane and Lt. Tenney A police officer’s job is all about action and reaction. “We see something, react to it and, typically, it’s over quickly,” says Lt. Steve Tenney of the Keene, New Hampshire, Police Department. But on the morning of Sept. 8, while Steve lay in a hospital bed at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, action/reaction wasn’t part of the equation. This time, there was time to think. Even so, the decision to donate a piece of his liver to save Sloan — a baby he’d never even met — was made without hesitation. “I did what anyone...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 8, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories biliary atresia Dr. Christine Lee Dr. Heung-Bae Kim Dr. Khashavar Vakili Liver transplant Liver Transplant Program living donor Source Type: news

Parental Authority Should Be Overridden for a Sick Child Parental Authority Should Be Overridden for a Sick Child
A baby with jaundice recently died as a result of the parents'religious beliefs. Should parental authority be overridden for a sick child?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

New illuminated pyjamas for treating jaundiced neonates
Swiss researchers have developed a luminous textile to use as a wearable, long-term phototherapy device for newborns being treated for jaundice. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 31, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Close to 3 million people access hepatitis C cure
(Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

The sixty-eighth session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for the Western Pacific
Keynote address by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, to the Regional Committee for the Western Pacific (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - October 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: climate change [subject], climate change [subject], global warming, global environmental change, climate, director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepati Source Type: news

Launch of National Hepatitis Strategic Framework
Honourable Minister for National Health Services and Coordination, my sister Saira Afzal Tarar; Regional Director for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, my brother Mahmoud Fikri; (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - October 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Pakistan [country], Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

‘ Collision Of 2 Crises ’ : Organ Donations Up Due To Opioid Overdose Deaths
BURLINGTON (CBS) – Doctors at Lahey Hospital told Matt Higgins a new liver was his only option for survival as chronic liver disease ravaged the Seabrook, New Hampshire man’s body. “My energy levels, I was down to nothing. I could barely walk a 100 yards without having to stop. I was jaundiced, completely yellow,” Higgins told WBZ-TV. When the call came that a liver transplant was available from a 24-year-old donor who had died from an opioid overdose, Higgins said, he did not hesitate. He immediately accepted it. “Being as sick as I was, of course I said yes. I’ll take anything that&rsq...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Confronting The Crisis Louisa Moller opioid crisis Organ Donation Source Type: news

Mallinckrodt completes $425 million deal
Mallinckrodt has closed on its acquisition of specialty pharmaceutical firm InfaCare Pharmaceutical Corp. The deal, which was announced in August, could be worth as much as $425 million. Trevose, Pennsylvania-based InfaCare is focused on developing treatments for neonatal and pediatric patients. The company currently is developing a therapy, known as stannsoporfin, to treat newborns at risk of develo ping jaundice. "The addition of stannsoporfin further expands and diversifies Mallinckrodt's pediatric… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news