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  • MedImmune expands research with universities

    MedImmune expands research with universities
    Biotechnology company MedImmune said Tuesday it has expanded a bioresearch collaboration it started with the University of System of Maryland. The Gaithersburg company, a development arm of AstraZeneca, started the partnership with the University of...
  • Pfizer walks away from AstraZeneca takeover attempt

    Pfizer walks away from AstraZeneca takeover attempt
    Pfizer Inc. said Monday that it had abandoned its current attempt to buy AstraZeneca PLC for nearly $118 billion — a deal watched warily by Maryland officials — as a deadline approached without a last-minute change of heart by the British...
  • Pfizer abandons AstraZeneca takeover attempt after rejection

    Pfizer abandons AstraZeneca takeover attempt after rejection
    Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. has abandoned its effort to buy British rival AstraZeneca for $117 billion in what would have been the biggest deal ever in the drug industry. The offer represented "full value" for AstraZeneca, the New York drug maker...
  • European stock index reaches 6-year high; Italian, Spanish bonds rise

    European stock index reaches 6-year high; Italian, Spanish bonds rise
    While U.S. and British markets were closed for holidays Monday, stocks rose in Europe. A benchmark of European equities climbed to a six-year high, while Italian and Spanish bonds advanced as policymakers said they would take steps to support economic...
  • Pfizer's interest in AstraZeneca worries Maryland

    Pfizer's interest in AstraZeneca worries Maryland
    Research labs closed by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer dot the country: Illinois. Michigan. New Jersey. New York. North Carolina. Maryland officials don't want this state to join that list. After Pfizer declared its desire to buy AstraZeneca — which...
  • Drug maker Pfizer says profit fell 15% as it pursues AstraZeneca

    Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. reported its first quarter earnings fell 15% as the company struggled with expiring patents and increasing competition from generic drugs. The disappointing news added urgency to the New York company's efforts to acquire...
  • Maryland, Del. governors concerned about Pfizer's proposed takeover of AstraZeneca

    Maryland, Del. governors concerned about Pfizer's proposed takeover of AstraZeneca
    Gov. Martin O'Malley and Delaware Gov. Jack Markell sent a joint letter to Pfizer Thursday expressing concerns about its proposed $106 billion acquisition of pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, which employs thousands in both states. The governors said...
  • Gene could explain why treatments fail some with asthma

    Gene could explain why treatments fail some with asthma
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Genetic differences could explain why some 40 percent of people with asthma do not respond to inhaled steroids used to achieve long-term asthma control. U.S. researchers have found that asthma patients who inherited two copies of a...
  • Drug companies pay $25 million to Illinois doctors

    Drug companies pay $25 million to Illinois doctors
    At least three dozen doctors in Illinois received payments and perks exceeding $100,000 from drug companies between 2009 and early 2011, according to an updated database that now includes information from a dozen pharmaceutical firms. Doctors in the...
  • Asthma drugs may increase attacks in kids: report

    Asthma drugs may increase attacks in kids: report
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One class of drugs used to prevent wheezing and shortness of breath in people with asthma may increase kids' risk of being hospitalized for an asthma attack, according to a new analysis from the U.S. Food and Drug...
  • Inhaling steroids stunts growth, but not much

    Inhaling steroids stunts growth, but not much
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Adults who took inhaled steroids as children to control their asthma may be shorter than they otherwise would have been, but only by a little, U.S. researchers said on Monday. Results of a long-term asthma study found that children...