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  • A new fast-acting antidepressant (that's not ketamine) shows promise

    A new fast-acting antidepressant (that's not ketamine) shows promise
    Existing antidepressants, if they work at all, can take weeks to work, and for the deeply depressed, that can mean the difference between life and death. Researchers have discovered and tested an agent that, in mice at least, appears to reverse hopeless...
  • Ackman, Valeant partnering in bid to acquire Botox maker Allergan

    Activist investor Bill Ackman is partnering with Valeant Pharmaceuticals in an attempt to buy Orange County pharmaceutical company Allergan Inc., which sells the popular wrinkle treatment Botox. Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management said...
  • Novartis, GSK announce multibillion-dollar overhaul of drug businesses

    Novartis, GSK announce multibillion-dollar overhaul of drug businesses
    Swiss pharmaceutical titan Novartis AG on Tuesday announced an overhaul of its operations that involved several multibillion-dollar deals with GlaxoSmithKline intended to allow Novartis to focus on its oncology business and boost profitability, the...
  • Ackman and Valeant make bid for Allergan

    Ackman and Valeant make bid for Allergan
    Activist investor Bill Ackman and his unlikely Canadian partner, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., unveiled details of their bid for Irvine pharmaceutical company Allergan Inc., which makes the popular Botox wrinkle treatment. Valeant will...
  • Pet health stats a valuable source of information

    Pet health stats a valuable source of information
    So, what's the state of pet health? Human health trends are monitored by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but there's no comparable agency for pets. With 850 hospitals across America, Banfield the Pet Hospital's database is a gold...
  • No easy answer to the question of forcible medication

    No easy answer to the question of forcible medication
    Howard Askins grew up in New York, the son of blue-collar transit authority employees who expected him to go far, and he did. His first stop was Brown University, and then he was off to Harvard, where he earned both medical and law degrees before moving...
  • Ackman, Valeant partner in bid to buy Botox maker Allergan

    Activist investor Bill Ackman is partnering with a Canadian pharmaceutical company in an effort to buy Allergan Inc., the Irvine company that makes the popular wrinkle treatment Botox. Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. have already...
  • Paying attention to diet may help prevent additional gout flare-up

    Paying attention to diet may help prevent additional gout flare-up
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes gout? I've had one attack and am not on any treatment but am watching my diet. Is it possible that I won't have additional attacks or need treatment for it, or is it likely to come back again? ANSWER: Gout is a form of...
  • 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...
  • Bayer to buy Claritin, other brands from Merck for $14.2 billion

    Bayer to buy Claritin, other brands from Merck for $14.2 billion
    Bayer plans to buy Merck & Co.'s consumer health business for $14.2 billion, a deal that would expand the German drug maker's range of over-the-counter medications. The deal, announced Tuesday, would give Bayer control over popular household brands such...
  • Prescription treatments sometimes needed to zap head lice for good

    Prescription treatments sometimes needed to zap head lice for good
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My child's school has had a lice outbreak for two months. The problem doesn't seem to be going away. Is it true that some types of lice are resistant to over-the-counter treatments? Are there more potent options to eliminate head lice?...