The Detroit News Published 3:18 p.m. UTC Jul 10, 2018 Animal lovers can add "pets" to their shopping list on July 22 when the Michigan Humane Society holds an animal adoption event at Detroit's Eastern Market. "Meet Your Best Friend at the Market" will feature about 50 cats, kittens, dogs and puppies that are ready for adoption. The event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 22, coincides with the Eastern Market Music Festival. The pets will be located in front of Eastern Market's Shed 5 on Russell Street in Detroit. "The Michigan Humane Society believes pets are family," the Humane Society said in announcing the event. "That is why it hosts adoption events at popular family attractions." The event is in its fifth year. It is the first time it is branded as "Meet Your Best Friend at the Market," the Humane Society said, with help from Purina and Sellers Subaru. According to the Humane Society, summer is a good time to adopt an animal because families often have … [Read more...] about Find a pet at ‘Meet Your Best Friend’ at Eastern Market
WASHINGTON — Embattled Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt met with President Donald Trump on Friday to lay out his case for why he should remain in his post amid a stream of questions about his ethical standing.Pruitt visited the White House to discuss his agency's recent steps to roll back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards for cars, but he also fought for his job in his meeting with the president, according to two administration officials. While White House aides are increasingly fed up with Pruitt and chief of staff John Kelly has advocated firing him, Trump remains less certain. Pruitt is one of the most effective members of his Cabinet in undermining his predecessor's regulatory agenda, and Trump enjoys his hard-charging style.The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe sensitive internal discussions.Kelly and other White House aides are frustrated by the steady drip of negative press Pruitt is attracting over a seemingly … [Read more...] about EPA chief Scott Pruitt head fights for his job in meeting with President Trump
A nonprofit generic drug company led by some well-known U.S. hospital systems and the Department of Veterans Affairs is trying to expand the market for inexpensive medicines — fast. The nonprofit aims to fulfill two needs. It wants to produce generic drugs that are in short supply. And it's trying to create more competition for pricey, older off-patent drugs so that they become more affordable.Story Continued Below The fast-rising company could soon count one-third of all U.S. hospital operators as its members. Seventy hospital systems have expressed interest in joining the venture since its launch about six weeks ago, said Dan Liljenquist, vice president at Intermountain Healthcare in Utah, one of the lead institutions behind the project, on Monday. The driving force behind the plan is not a typical nonprofit backer but a businessman who adamantly believes in the role of capitalism in health care. Liljenquist, who came up with the idea and ran it by former HHS Secretary Mike … [Read more...] about Nonprofit generic drug venture could include third of hospital market
OPINION 04/01/2018 09:00 am ET Jennifer BlockGuest Writer 1.6k Last month, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb met with a group of women who’ve been knocking on the agency’s door for years. Online, they’re known as E-sisters: women who were implanted with the permanent “non-incisional” contraceptive called Essure, which consists of metal coils that are implanted into the fallopian tubes and contain nickel. The E-sisters believe Essure has caused them ― and tens of thousands of others ― a constellation of health problems, from bleeding, bloating and pelvic pain to more obscure symptoms like rashes, tooth loss, joint pain and fatigue associated with an allergic or autoimmune reaction. The women asked the commissioner to take Essure off the market. They brought with them a large photo album of sister sufferers and their grisly symptoms. They also brought Madris Tomes, a former FDA … [Read more...] about This Birth Control Device Kept Making Women Sick. The FDA Kept It On The Market.
The flagship drug of San Diego’s MediciNova failed a midstage clinical trial for methamphetamine dependency, casting doubt on prospects for a product it has placed great hopes in.The drug, ibudilast, didn’t help meth users improve abstinence, as compared to a placebo. Ibudilast is being tested for other addictions, as well as multiple sclerosis.The company said it was disappointed with the results in the trial, conducted at UCLA. If the drug proves broadly effective in substance abuse disorders, it would address a large market in great need of better therapies.MediciNova fell nearly 15 percent Thursday after the announcement. Shares closed at $10.22, down $1.74 for the day. Exchanges were closed Friday in observance of Good Friday.Ibudilast is also being tested as a treatment for dependence on opioids and alcohol. All of this testing is being funded through the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health.Moreover, ibudilast has showed … [Read more...] about MediciNova drug to combat meth addiction fails to meet goal