Tag Archives: Years

From Italy to Australia, 70 years ago

One of Irena Romeo’s earliest memories is arriving at Newcastle Harbour’s Lee Wharf as a three-year-old. “I remember the thousands of bags. They were all brown, all the same. As a little girl it felt like an eternity, looking for the luggage – walking up and down. “You know, my mother’s luggage didn’t arrive. All… Read More »

Globally, more than 11 million years of healthy life lost due to childhood cancer in 2017

While the number of new cancer cases in children and adolescents (aged 0-19 years) is relatively low at around 416,500 globally in 2017, treatment-related ill-health and disability and fatal cancer are estimated to cause around 11.5 million years of healthy life lost globally every year, according to the first Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD)… Read More »

Years after Cubist buyout, Merck scores a new Zerbaxa indication. Can it jump-start sales?

Merck hasn’t exactly made a fortune on its $ 9.5 billion Cubist Pharmaceuticals buyout, but now, a next-gen antibiotic it acquired in that deal has a brand-new indication that could help jump-start sales. On Monday, the FDA approved that drug, Zerbaxa, to treat adults with hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia. It’s an add-on to Zerbaxa’s original approvals—to treat complicated… Read More »