Doctors and hospitals love to talk about patients saved with precision medicine, and reporters love to write about them, but success is, in fact, rare.
The doctor most responsible for turning the sunshine supplement into a billion-dollar juggernaut has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the vitamin D industry, according to government records and interviews.
Prosecutors alleged that he used information he received while on the board of an biotechnology firm to tip off his son and others to sell stock before a damaging report.
Drug company promises to contain prices are a familiar — and fleeting. In past, their vows to restrain prices last only as long as it is politically necessary.
Most commercial insurers are covering CAR-T immunotherapies now, but they do so on an individual basis, writing single-patient agreements each time.
Preimplantation genetic testing is widely used to increase the chance of having a healthy baby. Whether it should be performed at all, however, is hotly debated.
Medical imaging — X-ray, CT, MRI, PET and ultrasound — explained.