Every year, the last day of February is observed as Rare Disease Day to raise awareness of rare diseases among general public, policy makers, researchers and health professionals.
Billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRKa) reported that its fourth quarter profit improved nearly 15 percent from the year-ago quarter. Meanwhile, the company's operating earnings declined from the previous year period. Net earnings attributable to Berkshire shareholders improved nearly 15 percent to $6.286 billion from the year-ago quarter's $5.48 billion.
Cempra Inc.'s oral Fusidic acid has met the primary endpoint in a phase III study of ABSSSI.