Category: Health

What Will it Really Take to Close the Gender Gap?

New research, released Tuesday, indicates that it could take upwards of 83 years to close the gender gap in the United States—and that is on all fronts:  health, politics, education, and economics. The report was published in the 2016 Global Gender Gap Report, from World Economic Forum.  The survey looked at the current gender gap…

Amgen Multiple Myeloma Drug Fails to Surpass Competition in Trial

Shares of Amgen fell slightly—by 1.5 percent, to $170.90—this week on the report that its multiple myeloma drug—carfilzomib, under the brand name Kyprolis–did not outperform the competition in a head-to-head, late-stage study regarding efficacy on previously untreated patients. The United States Food and Drug Administration had already approved Kyprolis for multiple myeloma patients who had…