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June 09, 2016
Study: Most antidepressants don't work for young patients
Scientists say most antidepressants don't work for children or teenagers with major depression, some may be unsafe, and the ...
May 23, 2016
EU lifts suicide warning on Pfizer's smoking-cessation pill
Europe's main drug regulator has lifted a 7-year-old warning about possible suicidal risks from Chantix, Pfizer's ...
May 10, 2016
Scientific basis for laws on marijuana, driving questioned
Motorists are being convicted of driving under the influence of marijuana based on arbitrary state standards that have no ...
May 04, 2016
Germany to allow medical cannabis consumption in some cases
Germany's Cabinet has approved a bill that will allow patients to get cannabis as a prescription-only medication. The Health ...
April 29, 2016
UK company fined for misleading Australians over painkillers
An Australian court ordered a British consumer goods company on Friday to pay 1.7 million Australian dollars ($1.3 million) ...
April 21, 2016
Novartis profits dip as generic rival challenges cancer drug
Swiss pharmaceuticals maker Novartis says net income from continued operations fell 13 percent in the first quarter as ...
April 12, 2016
FDA approves drug for tough-to-treat type of leukemia
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a new type of drug that targets a subset of leukemia patients with ...
April 06, 2016
Allergan, Pfizer call off proposed $160B merger
Top U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and Irish rival Allergan are charting independent futures after scrapping a record $160 billion ...
April 01, 2016
Retooled Bayer expands US business
The German conglomerate that invented aspirin over a century ago wants to take over much more of your medicine cabinet.
April 01, 2016
A look at Bayer AG
Some facts about Bayer AG, one of the world's oldest drugmakers: 1. Founded in 1863 by two friends who developed affordable ...
March 09, 2016
Can cousin of marijuana plant ease NFL's concussion problem?
Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon calls himself "old school," including his use of marijuana both during and after ...
February 25, 2016
Tax group blasts Pfizer, urges stop to its tax-cutting deal
A consumer group is accusing Pfizer of seeking to avoid $35 billion in U.S. taxes with its plan to buy fellow drugmaker ...
February 15, 2016
Pope condemns drug trade's 'dealers of death' in Mexico
Pope Francis condemned the drug trade's "dealers of death" and urged Mexicans to shun the devil's lust for money as he led ...
February 15, 2016
The Latest: Pope's helicopter overflew Teotihuacan pyramids
The latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Pope Francis got a brief glimpse of pre-Hispanic ...
January 21, 2016
Drug industry to fight superbugs together with governments
Dozens of makers of medicines and diagnostic tests have joined together in an unprecedented effort to tackle "superbugs" — ...
January 14, 2016
Drug lord flirted with Mexican actress, cared less for movie
Transcripts of over a month of text messages between drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and Mexican actress Kate del ...
January 06, 2016
Study: Ebola survivors' blood didn't help patients in Guinea
Giving the blood of Ebola survivors to patients didn't seem to make a difference, doctors found in the biggest study so far ...
January 05, 2016
Yeast infection drug-miscarriage link is hinted in new study
A prescription drug for yeast infections may increase chances for miscarriages when used early in pregnancy, a large study ...