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JetBlue scraps change and cancellation fees because of coronavirus in a US first

JetBlue’s new Airbus A321neo at New York’s Kennedy Airport. Leslie Josephs | CNBC JetBlue Airways in a surprise move Wednesday became the first U.S. carrier to cut its change and cancellation fees for travelers concerned about the coronavirus. The budget carrier’s unusual measure, which could pressure other airlines to follow suit, comes during steep drop in… Read More »

Nabriva scores its first FDA nod with novel antibiotic Xenleta

With drug-resistant bacteria on the rise, antibiotics have struggled to keep up with the challenge. Now, with the FDA’s approval of a new antibiotic for bacterial pneumonia, some of that may change.  Monday, the FDA approved Nabriva Therapeutics’ Xenleta (lefamulin) to treat community-acquired bacterial-pneumonia (CABP) as the first in a new class of antibiotics called pleuromutilins, which… Read More »

In a World First, Drone Delivers Kidney for Transplant

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 — In what researchers are calling a groundbreaking achievement, an unmanned drone delivered a new kidney for a 44-year-old Baltimore woman. On April 19, the aircraft delivered the donor kidney that was successfully transplanted by a surgical team at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. The patient was discharged… Read More »