Pfizer Inc - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Pfizer Inc Pfizer beats 1Q profit forecasts, but sales slip Pfizer beat Wall Street expectations for first-quarter profit thanks to reduced spending on operations and legal costs, plus strong sales of key new drugs and longtime blockbuster pain treatment Lyrica. But revenue at the top U.S. drugmaker dipped 1 percent as competition intensified from rival brands and generic copycats. Pfizer is near the end of a year... Tue, 02 May 2017 17:06:00 GMT 2017-05-02T17:06:00Z FDA approves 2nd near-copy of Remicade for immune disorders Federal regulators on Friday approved another alternative version of Remicade, an expensive injected drug widely used for rheumatoid arthritis and other immune system disorders. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Renflexis, developed by Samsung Bioepis Co. of South Korea. Its U.S. partner, Merck & Co. of Kenilworth, New Jersey, will market Renflexis. ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:52:00 GMT 2017-04-21T21:52:00Z Johnson & Johnson says pricing competition squeezed 1Q sales Increased pressure to cut medicine prices and an industry-wide slowdown in consumer health product sales is hurting health care giant Johnson & Johnson. Those factors, along with a bigger tax bill than a year ago, trimmed J&J's first-quarter profit slightly, but it still gave a rosier financial forecast for the year. The world's biggest... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:19:00 GMT 2017-04-18T15:19:00Z Overcoming Opioids: The quest for less addictive drugs Tummy tucks really hurt. Doctors carve from hip to hip, slicing off skin, tightening muscles, tugging at innards. Patients often need strong painkillers for days or even weeks, but Mary Hernandez went home on just over-the-counter ibuprofen. The reason may be the yellowish goo smeared on her 18-inch wound as she lay on the operating table. The Houston wom... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 07:30:00 GMT 2017-04-17T07:30:00Z 2 firms seek to prevent drugs' use in Arkansas executions LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two pharmaceutical companies asked a federal judge Thursday to prevent Arkansas from using their drugs to execute seven inmates by the end of the month, saying they object to their products being used for capital punishment. Fresenius Kabi USA and West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Corp. were granted permission to file a friend of the cour... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 01:38:00 GMT 2017-04-14T01:38:00Z Advertisers flee Bill O'Reilly's show but impact unclear NEW YORK (AP) — More advertisers fled Bill O'Reilly's show on Wednesday, with drugmaker Pfizer and real estate company Coldwell Banker among the latest to distance themselves. The snowball effect began Monday after a weekend report in The New York Times that O'Reilly and his employer paid five women $13 million to settle harassment or other allegations of inappropriate condu... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:36:00 GMT 2017-04-05T19:36:00Z White House wealth: Trump employees disclose their finances The White House released financial disclosures for many of its senior officials Friday — a group of some of the wealthiest people ever to join a presidential administration. The documents provide a snapshot of what the employees' finances looked like when they joined government service in January, but they do not give a full account of how those people are disentangling from... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 07:11:00 GMT 2017-04-01T07:11:00Z Arkansas official: State has drugs to conduct 8 executions LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has a new supply of a lethal injection drug that expired earlier this year, a prison spokesman said Monday, clearing the way for four double executions that will put eight men to death next month. Arkansas Department of Correction spokesman Solomon Graves said the state has 100 vials of potassium chloride, one of three dr... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 22:42:00 GMT 2017-03-13T22:42:00Z Drugmakers fall as investors see pricing threat from Trump NEW YORK (AP) — Up went the tweet, and down went drug company stocks. Just before the stock market opened on Tuesday, President Donald Trump tweeted that he is working on "a new system" to reduce prices, adding that he'll bring "competition" to the drug industry. It's not the first time comments from Trump have had a big effect on pharm... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 22:20:00 GMT 2017-03-07T22:20:00Z Drugmakers pledge restraint, but prices will still soar TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Several big drugmakers are trying to quell the furor over high drug prices by revealing more information about their pricing and even pledging to keep a lid on increases. No one should expect to be paying less for medicine anytime soon, experts say, though the drugmakers' response to public pressure may help slow the rise in prices for some drugs. ... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:12:00 GMT 2017-02-27T22:12:00Z Pfizer swings to 4Q profit after rough year, hikes 2017 view Pfizer posted disappointing profit for the fourth quarter to cap a difficult 2016, but it predicted slightly better results for this year. The biggest U.S. drugmaker earned less than analysts had expected, but revenue came in higher than projected. The maker of Viagra and pain treatment Lyrica on Tuesday reported net income of $775 mill... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 22:08:00 GMT 2017-01-31T22:08:00Z J&J to spend $30 billion on Swiss drugmaker Actelion Johnson & Johnson will buy Swiss drugmaker Actelion in a $30 billion deal that both secures promising research and bolsters the product portfolio controlled by the U.S. health care giant. Much of Actelion's research operation will be spun off into a separate company in which J&J will own a minority stake. The U.S. conglomerate will then buy Actelion's seven drugs that are cu... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:47:00 GMT 2017-01-26T16:47:00Z Johnson & Johnson cautious in outlook, shops diabetes care Johnson & Johnson edged above fourth-quarter profit expectations, helped by consumer goods and pharmaceutical growth, but the world's biggest health care products company also gave Wall Street a softer-than-expected 2017 earnings forecast. The maker of Band-Aids and prescription drugs also said Tuesday it was taking another step in restructuring its medic... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:07:00 GMT 2017-01-24T17:07:00Z How to improve your sex life without breaking the bank TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For many older couples, fun in the bedroom requires help from prescription drugs, but prices of popular brand-name sexual dysfunction drugs have tripled since 2010 and insurance coverage is spotty. Doctors who specialize in treating impotence and women's sexual problems say some patients say they're forgoing sex because medicines are ... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:31:00 GMT 2017-01-18T23:31:00Z Trump's HHS pick will sell off stock to avoid conflicts WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's top health official will sell off stock holdings to avoid potential conflicts of interest, according to government documents released Thursday. Rep. Tom Price's ethics agreement and financial disclosure were posted online by the Office of Government Ethics. The Georgia Republican ... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:22:00 GMT 2017-01-12T21:22:00Z US warns of unusual cybersecurity flaw in heart devices WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department warned Tuesday about an unusual cybersecurity flaw for one manufacturer's implantable heart devices that it said could allow hackers to remotely take control of a person's defibrillator or pacemaker. Information on the security flaw, identified by researchers at MedSec Holdings in reports months ago, was ... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:07:00 GMT 2017-01-11T00:07:00Z APNewsBreak: Ohio obtains hundreds of vials of lethal drugs COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state has obtained hundreds of vials of lethal-injection drugs, allowing it to put a condemned child killer to death next month and conduct multiple executions after, records show. Inventory logs obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request show the state received supplies three times in September and October... Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:59:00 GMT 2017-01-09T23:59:00Z US drops bold warning from anti-smoking pills Chantix, Zyban WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Friday removed a bold-letter warning from Pfizer's anti-smoking drug Chantix about risks of dangerous psychiatric side effects. The Food and Drug Administration action follows nearly a decade of scrutiny into the neurological effects of the smoking-cessation pill, which received the agency's most stringent warning in 2009 after rep... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 21:57:00 GMT 2016-12-16T21:57:00Z Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed rates decision; oil soars BEIJING (AP) — Asian markets were mixed Monday ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting that is widely expected to raise U.S. interest rates and oil prices soared after producers agreed to reduce output. South Korean stocks were little changed following the impeachment of the country's president. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 2 percent to 3,1... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 04:09:00 GMT 2016-12-12T04:09:00Z Pfizer fined for hiking epilepsy drug price 2,600 pct in UK LONDON (AP) — British regulators fined U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and distributor Flynn Pharma a record 89.4 million pounds ($112.7 million) Wednesday for increasing the cost of an epilepsy drug by as much as 2,600 percent. Pfizer and Flynn Pharma charged "excessive and unfair prices" for the drug used by 48,000 people in Britain, the Competition and Markets A... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:29:00 GMT 2016-12-07T13:29:00Z