Shares of Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA), a clinical-stage biotech developing novel pain-management drugs, soared 56.5% during the first half of 2018, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Two big announcements drove the stock ...

Here's Why Cara Therapeutics Jumped 56.5% in the First Half of 2018 and more...

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Here's Why Cara Therapeutics Jumped 56.5% in the First Half of 2018

Shares of Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA), a clinical-stage biotech developing novel pain-management drugs, soared 56.5% during the first half of 2018, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Two big announcements drove the stock higher: an important new partnership with a leading dialysis service provider and a positive pivotal trial result for the company's lead candidate.

      
 

If you’re neuroscientist Brenda Milner, this is how you turn 100 years old

On Sunday, neuroscientist Brenda Milner turns 100, and she plans to celebrate in two ways: the World Cup finals, followed by a party.

“I tipped France from the beginning of the tournament to win, but I must say that Croatia has really impressed me,” she told STAT recently.

In her 100 years of life, our understanding of the nervous system has changed dramatically. 

      
 

To Improve Treatments, Researchers Want To Hunt For Clues In Medical Records

When you go to your doctor's office, sometimes it seems the caregivers spend more time gathering data about you than treating you as a patient.

Electronic medical records are everywhere – annoying to doctors and intrusive to patients.

But now researchers are looking to see if they can plow through the vast amount of data that's gathered in those records, along with insurance billing information, to tease out the bits that could be useful in refining treatments and identifying new uses for drugs.

      
 

Many Drugmakers Ignore Trump—and Raise Prices Anyway

President Donald Trump succeeded in convincing Pfizer Inc. to hold off on price increases it had planned for this month. But the pharmaceutical giant wasn’t the only drug company seeking to charge more for its products in recent days.In the first 10 days of July, at least ten other drugmakers and biotechnology companies raised prices on at least 20 brand-name medicines, a review of pricing data from Rx Savings Solutions and Bloomberg Intelligence shows.

      
 

U.S. court denies Jazz Pharma bid to revive narcolepsy drug patents

A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled invalid patents owned by Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC covering its narcolepsy drug Xyrem, giving Amneal Pharmaceuticals Inc a boost in its effort to launch a generic version of the medicine.

      
 

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