| Aug 10, 2011
| 10:55 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are moving quickly with Roche's application for targeted melanoma drug vemurafenib, which could receive approval as early as this week, according to a source familiar with the situation.
A pivotal trial found...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 7:37 AM
PARIS (Reuters) - An experimental anti-clotting drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer saved more lives than standard treatment warfarin in a major study, giving it an edge over rivals in an emerging multibillion-dollar market.
Although Eliquis will...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 3:38 PM
ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - Cardiologists are not ready to jump to any conclusions about a closely-watched group of new blood thinners and said serious questions about their safety still need to be addressed.
Three new medicines that offer potential...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 3:29 PM
(Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Monday approved Gilead Sciences Inc's four-drug combination pill to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
The four drugs in one pill, which was formerly called the Quad and had been considered one of Gilead's more...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 4:00 PM
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...
| May 11, 2012
Assemblyman Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) takes fact-finding trip to Kentucky Derby. He said taxpayers did not pay for his trip and he did not bet on a horse....
| Apr 13, 2009
About a year ago, patients began trooping into the office of UCLA psychiatrist Andrew Leuchter, asking whether an antipsychotic drug called Abilify "might be right for them." Few appeared to be delusional, plagued by hallucinations or suffering fearsome...
| Jan 8, 2011
Although first approved to treat schizophrenia, new antipsychotic medications are increasingly being prescribed for a host of other uses, even when there is little evidence they work, U.S. researchers said on Friday.
The drugs, known as "atypical...
| Aug 1, 2008
By Eamonn Brennan Cars.com It's been 10 years since Toyota opened its plant on farmland just south of Princeton, and Gibson County residents have rallied around the site. Its residents have united around the new jobs, competitive salaries and endless........
| Nov 23, 2009
Advertising brand-name prescription medications directly to patients is a uniquely American custom, and a controversial one at that. A study published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine may stir new debate over the practice. In the case of one.......
| Jan 28, 2010
Several major companies reported mixed but generally strong quarterly earnings this morning. Some, like Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., reported soaring profits, and others posted losses that were smaller than expected. Lockheed Martin Corp., the worldâs...