Health Care

Valeant steps in to work on psoriasis drug with AstraZeneca

Canadian drugmaker Valeant will work with British competitor AstraZeneca on a potential treatment for psoriasis a few months after biotech giant Amgen said it was ending research on the drug because of a link to suicidal thoughts and behavior.

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Missouri Supreme Court ruling blocks lawsuit over deaths at Chillicothe hospital

Families alleged that Hedrick Medical Center for years failed to notify deceased patients’ relatives about suspicions expressed by some hospital employees during a rash of deaths in 2002. But citing the state’s three-year statute of limitations on wrongful-death suits, the court shielded the hospital from civil liability and blocked one avenue to settling the mystery. Relatives and some lawyers are frustrated.

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Caring eye doctors head overseas to provide visionary outreach

Several groups in Kansas City send out medical staffers to help patients in Third World countries. Some are faith-based groups; others work through the medical community. Follow along as one group treks to a small town in mountainous Haiti where in a short span of time they make a big difference in local lives.

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