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  • Big pharma: Few new antibiotics in the works

    Big pharma: Few new antibiotics in the works
    Thirty years ago, when the world faced the terrifying prospect of an untreatable disease known as AIDS, big drugmakers saw an opportunity and raced to develop new medicines. Today, as the world confronts the crisis of antibiotic resistance, the industry...
  • GlaxoSmithKline to acquire Human Genome Sciences

    GlaxoSmithKline to acquire Human Genome Sciences
    After spurning a hostile takeover bid from GlaxoSmithKline PLC in April, Human Genome Sciences Inc. said Monday it agreed to be bought by the biopharmaceutical giant for a more lucrative offer valued at $3.6 billion. GlaxoSmithKline boosted its offer for...
  • MedImmune creating drug pipeline for AstraZeneca

    MedImmune creating drug pipeline for AstraZeneca
    When Gail Folena-Wasserman joined Gaithersburg biotechnology startup MedImmune in 1991, she was its first employee in research and development, and dreamed of what the company might be "when it grew up." Two decades later, the senior vice president for...
  • Maryland raises $84 million to invest in tech startups

    Maryland succeeded in raising $84 million to invest in promising technology companies across the state via a novel online auction of tax credits, officials announced Thursday. The InvestMaryland plan, a cornerstone of Gov. Martin O'Malley's legislative...
  • Saint Agnes to use grant to target African-American women with heart disease

    Saint Agnes to use grant to target African-American women with heart disease
    Saint Agnes Hospital will work with local churches to screen for heart disease, using a $244,455 grant from The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation. The hospital announced Thursday that it had received the award. The screening program will focus on...
  • Propofol, the drug that killed Michael Jackson, isn't 'dangerous'

     
    In this week’s coverage of the trial of Michael Jackson’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, articles have been consistent in describing the drug that killed the pop star: Tuesday: “the dangerous surgical anesthetic propofol”...
  • Some companies are healthy, producing dividends

    You might conclude that stock dividends are harder to find these days than, say, a credit card company that forgives late payments. Cash-strapped companies, most notably banks, slashed dividends last year to the tune of more than $40 billion. It was the...
  • Statin drug benefits people with healthy cholesterol, study finds

    Statin drug benefits people with healthy cholesterol, study finds
    Use of a cholesterol-lowering statin drug resulted in big reductions in heart attacks, strokes and deaths in people with so-called healthy cholesterol levels. The benefit was so pronounced - a 54 percent reduction in heart attacks, a 48 percent reduction...
  • Doctor's lucrative ties to drug firm

    Executives inside pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca faced a high-stakes dilemma. On one hand, Chicago psychiatrist Dr. Michael Reinstein was bringing the company a small fortune in sales and was conducting research that made one of its most promising...
  • Statins for all?

    Statins for all?
    Should statin drugs be put in the water, or what? More than 13 million Americans are taking these medications to lower their cholesterol and hopefully stave off heart disease -- a job the drugs appear to excel at. Statins can lower "bad" LDL...
  • Doctors draw payments from drug companies

    Doctors draw payments from drug companies
    Follow drug company money in Illinois, and it leads to the psychiatry department at Rush University Medical Center, a prominent headache clinic on the North Side of Chicago, a busy suburban urology practice and a psychiatric hospital accused of...