Maggie Fox, NBC News’s Posts

The drug, dubbed BAN2401, slowed declines associated with Alzheimer’s disease by 30 percent at its highest dose in the trial, compared with placebo, after 18 months.

J&J is still the global leader in the category, but says it needs to make a change to stem a sales decline.

Inter partes review is at the center of a case before the Supreme Court, and the decision will have far-reaching effects.

Competition is expected to cut a product’s price, but that hasn’t been the case for naloxone, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses.

If the transportation industry is any indicator — and it usually is — then the economy could be on the brink of a downturn.

Spending on cancer medicines totaled $107 billion in 2015 and will exceed $150 billion by 2020, the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics says.

Bank of America chief Brian Moynihan, at Davos, tells CNBC individual investors and consumers have been pretty steady amid the global turmoil.

A new blood test can find just about every virus you ever caught—in a single drop of blood. It’s not just an interesting historical record—doctors hope the test might be used to find out whether viruses might cause a range of chronic diseases such as diabetes or heart disease, and to see whether infections early …

Women who drink the most diet sodas may also be more likely to develop heart disease and even to die, according to a new study published Saturday. Researchers found women who drank two or more diet drinks a day were 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular “event,” and 50 …

More than a quarter of U.S. families are burdened by having to pay for medical care, and almost one in six struggle to pay health care bills, federal researchers reported on Tuesday. The 2010 Affordable Care Act is designed to reduce the burden by getting health insurance to more Americans. But the report from the …

What’s it cost to have a baby in a hospital in California? Anywhere between $3,000 and $37,000, researchers found. They could find no logical explanation for the huge variation in costs, and say their study, published in the journal BMJ Open, helps illustrate why health care is so expensive in the United States. “Even after adjusting …

President Barack Obama surprised just about everyone Thursday when he said that health insurance companies don’t have to cancel policies after all—even if they don’t meet health reform requirements. But this begs some big questions: Can he pull it off? And, what does it mean for you? Here’s what you need to know about the roll-back of …