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Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Amgen are among the drugmakers that are trying to win drug approvals by parsing vast data sets of electronic medical records, shifting away from lengthy, and costly, clinical trials.

Health Policy

A federal appeals court ruled a central feature of the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional, but it ordered a trial judge to reconsider a ruling that invalidated the entire 2010 health-care law.

Health

DexCom said a switch in its cloud-computing service provider led to the recent failure of the data-sharing feature of the company’s blood-sugar monitoring devices for people with diabetes.

Health

If its promising data hold up when released in full, the ALS drug from closely held Amylyx Pharmaceuticals could lead a wave of new treatments for the progressive, fatal disease.

Your Health

Male scientists portray their studies as “unprecedented,” “remarkable,” and “novel” more often than female scientists, a new study finds, which may contribute to gender differences in pay and promotion in the medical world.

Health Policy

Kentucky’s new Democratic governor, Andy Beshear, halted the state’s push to add a work requirement for Medicaid recipients, a policy pursued by his Republican predecessor that became entangled in court fights.

WHAT’S YOUR WORKOUT?

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane submerges herself in the pool during training to help with endurance, playing a game called underwater torpedo.

Health Policy

The House passed far-reaching legislation to lower drug prices, bolstering Democrats’ health-care message for the 2020 election campaign—although there is almost no chance the GOP-controlled Senate will take up the bill.

Health

The Senate confirmed Stephen M. Hahn, a radiation oncologist and medical executive at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, to become commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

Health & Wellness

As digital distractions proliferate, psychologists are coming up with new strategies—and early studies show promise.

Health

Activist investor Starboard Value has privately nominated a majority slate of directors at Mednax and is pushing the health-care-services company to sell all or part of itself.

What's Your Workout?

A group of women find fitness and friendship playing a sport called rounders, which is similar to baseball or cricket.

Health

Biogen tried to make the case for why two aborted studies of its experimental Alzheimer’s disease drug support its plan to seek approval from U.S. regulators, but skeptics said they remained unconvinced that the drug is effective.