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A generic drug from Argentina offers cystic fibrosis families hope

UK campaigners protesting for access to the Orkambi in 2017Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA/Shutterstock By Clare Wilson “She’s our child, nothing else matters – I’d lose my house before I take her off the treatment,” says Nina White from Kent, mum of seven-year-old Beatrice. Beatrice has cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition causing progressive worsening of lung function, which… Read More »

‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli sues Retrophin directors from prison in Pennsylvania for more than $30M

Martin Shkreli, former chief executive officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals AG, arrives at federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York, on Monday, July 31, 2017. Peter Foley | Bloomberg | Getty Images Notorious “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli on Friday sued two directors and the ex-general counsel of his former biopharmaceutical company Retrophin, accusing them of… Read More »

Parents given chance to use sperm from deceased son to produce male heir raises ethical concerns

Desperate for a “small piece” of their son that might live on, Peter Zhu’s parents have been granted the chance to have a grandchild using their dead son’s sperm. In a case that’s sparking fresh ethical and moral questions about the post-mortem retrieval — and use — of human sperm, or eggs, a New York… Read More »