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November 24, 2015
$160B deal to combine Pfizer and Allergan raises outcry
A $160 billion deal announced Monday to merge Pfizer and Allergan and create the world's biggest drug company renewed the ...
November 11, 2015
Express Scripts sues Horizon, fight over prescriptions grows
The drugmaker Horizon Pharma is questioning its relationship with an Express Scripts business after the pharmacy benefits ...
November 11, 2015
Drug might help breast cancer patients avoid heart damage
Many cancer treatments have a dark side — they can damage the heart. New research suggests this risk might be lowered in ...
November 05, 2015
Glaxo wins US approval for drug to treat severe asthma
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved an injectable drug from GlaxoSmithKline PLC to treat severe asthma ...
November 03, 2015
Glaxo plans up to 20 new drug applications in near term
GlaxoSmithKline could seek regulatory approval for up to 20 new medicines before 2020 and some could hit the market by then, ...
October 29, 2015
Pfizer, Allergan in deal talks to create drug giant
Pfizer and Botox maker Allergan are discussing a potential deal that could be the biggest of 2015, a year marked by a ...
October 27, 2015
Sales of new medicines boost 3Q results for US drugmakers
Growing revenue for promising new medicines for cancer, heart disease and other serious conditions helped U.S.
October 15, 2015
Croatia legalizes use of medical marijuana
Croatia has legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes for patients with illnesses such as cancer, multiple ...
October 12, 2015
Dissolving stent for heart arteries passes first large test
Now you see it, now you don't. A new type of heart stent that works like dissolving stitches, slowly going away after it has ...
October 08, 2015
Trio wins Nobel Prize for mapping how cells fix DNA damage
Tomas Lindahl was eating his breakfast in England on Wednesday when the call came — ostensibly, from the Royal Swedish ...
October 07, 2015
The Latest: Will the real Tomas Lindahl accept his Nobel?
Latest developments in the announcements of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): ___ 7:05 p.m. Tomas Lindahl, a professor at ...
October 05, 2015
3 share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs
The Nobel prize in medicine went Monday to three scientists hailed as "heroes in the truest sense of the word" for saving ...
September 25, 2015
Novartis launches discount program for chronic disease drugs
Novartis plans to sell medications for heart disease, diabetes and other non-infectious diseases for just $1 per month's ...
September 02, 2015
Novartis, Amgen partner on Alzheimer's, migraine treatment
Swiss drug maker Novartis says it will cooperate with California-based biotech giant Amgen to develop and sell neuroscience ...
July 28, 2015
Romanian officials raid homes in medicines corruption probe
Romanian prosecutors have searched dozens of home and offices looking for evidence that drug companies offered doctors ...
July 25, 2015
FDA OKs breakthrough cholesterol drug for high-risk patients
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a first-of-a-kind drug that lowers artery-clogging cholesterol more than ...
July 20, 2015
Doctors say teen's HIV in check for 12 years without drugs
An 18-year-old French teen born with the AIDS virus has had her infection under control and nearly undetectable despite ...
June 16, 2015
In east Ukraine psychiatric ward, war deepens mental wounds
Whenever the bombs fell, the men and women in the psychiatric ward would huddle in terror around fellow patient Valentina ...
June 05, 2015
FDA weighs approval of first-in-class cholesterol drug
Federal health regulators said Friday that a highly-anticipated, experimental drug from Sanofi lowers bad cholesterol more ...