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‘The results were impressive’: Drug to fight aging purges the body of damaged ‘zombie cells’

A drug to fight aging may finally be on the horizon after the first trials in humans showed “impressive” results. For many years, scientists have known that an accumulation of senescent cells in the body is linked to aging symptoms such as frailty and arthritis, as well as diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Senescent… Read More »

Facing Legal Action, Insurer Now Will Cover People Taking Truvada, an H.I.V.-Prevention Drug

Settling allegations of discrimination filed by the Massachusetts attorney general’s office, Mutual of Omaha has agreed not to deny insurance to people who use medications to prevent H.I.V. infection. The insurer also has settled a lawsuit brought by an unidentified gay man in Massachusetts who was turned down for long-term-care insurance after acknowledging that he… Read More »

Supreme Court rebuffs appeals from Merck, Gilead in 2 high-profile drug battles

Monday was a good-news-bad-news day for Gilead Sciences at the U.S. Supreme Court, with the justices handing down multiple decisions about which appeals they would take up as they headed back to work after the holiday break. SCOTUS refused to hear Gilead’s appeal in a whistleblower case alleging it lied to the FDA about unapproved… Read More »