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Bear child care center authorized to reopen

The Little People Child Development Center in Bear is  now listed as being licensed to operate. The child care search site for the state revised the listing after  an earlier suspension. The center on Wrangle Hill...

Delaware reports six probable cases of vaping-related lung disease

The Delaware Division of Public Health continues to participate in a multi-state investigation into an outbreak of severe pulmonary disease reported across the country. As of today, 38 states, including Delaware, have reported cases of lung...

AstraZeneca gains rights to gastrointestinal drug in Chinese market

AstraZeneca is bolstering its presence in China. It amended its collaboration agreement with Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in China mainland, China Hong Kong and China Macau for Linzess  (linaclotide), a new treatment for patients with irritable bowel syndrome with...

Former chief medical examiner’s medical license suspended for 18 months

The medical license of former state  Chief Medical Examiner Richard Callery was suspended for 18 months, effective last week. A  hearing earlier in the summer recommended the suspension for Callery. As Chief Medical Examiner,  Callery's...

Wilmington physician to join concierge medicine program

Castle Connolly Private Health Partners, a  membership-based  practice conversion and support company, announced a collaboration with Dr. Marc D. Grobman to establish a concierge medicine program at his practice.  Grobman is a primary care physician serving Wilmington. Grobman graduated from Franklin...

Updated: Physician group wants Wilmington residents to up their veggie intake

A physician group is urging Wilmington residents to up their veggie intake with a plant-based diet. Their efforts include events and bus advertising to hammer home the message. (See image at left). In Wilmington, more than...

State gets $5.8 million yearly grant that aims to reduce fatal drug...

Officials from the Delaware  Division of Public Health (DPH) announced that the agency was recently awarded a multimillion-dollar  Overdose Data to Action grant (OD2A) from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to help...

Opioid maker Purdue files for Chapter 11

Purdue Pharma L.P. announced it has reached an agreement in principle on a framework for settling the U.S. opioid litigation facing the Company with 24 state attorneys general over its opioid practices. The company filed...

Delaware ranks 18th in list of obese states

Nearly one-third Delawareans are obese,  worse than the national rate of 30.9 percent, according to the 16th annual State of Obesity report released from  the Trust for America‚Äôs Health. Obesity rates vary considerably between states...

One-time buyer for Rite Aid stores holding going out of business sale after...

Fred's Inc., a discount retailer with pharmacy operations is holding going out of business sales after a bankruptcy filing in Delaware. Store  closing sales in all 81 remaining Fred's locations.will be held. A total of...