| Oct 6, 2014
— During the last five months of 2013, Lehigh Valley medical-device manufacturers spent more than $2 million on food, travel, speaking fees and other payments to doctors and hospitals that the companies want to see using and promoting their...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:23 PM
For decades, Big Pharma and medical technology firms have made gifts and other payments to physicians as part of developing, testing and marketing their products, an expense long recognized as another cost of doing business.
On Tuesday, the federal...
| Oct 1, 2014
U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals received nearly $3.5 billion from pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers over the last five months of 2013, according to a partial set of data released Tuesday by the federal government.
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:35 AM
Hospira said Wednesday it received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration after an inspection of its Australian manufacturing facility this year identified "significant violations" of drug manufacturing practices.
The warning was...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 9:42 AM
Salix Pharmaceuticals called off its merger with a foreign drug maker Friday, citing the political backlash against tax inversion deals.
The deals—in which a company reincorporates abroad to gain lower taxes—drew fire this summer after...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Nazareth police said an undercover drug buy Wednesday netted more than 50 bags of heroin, prescription painkillers and synthetic marijuana.
Pedro Alexander Vera, 25, of the 1200 block of Livingston Street, Bethlehem, is charged with manufacturing...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:51 PM
This month, negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership resume in Australia. Officials from the United States and 11 other major economies are meeting to settle the final details of the trade pact, with the hope of passing the final deal by year's...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Late last year, medical device maker Zimmer Holdings Inc. made two large payments to Dr. Andrew N. Pollak, chair of the University of Maryland Medical System's orthopedics department.
The payments, one for $47,225 and the other for $45,902, were...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 10:46 AM
Despite growing criticism from lawmakers in Washington, a Deerfield drugmaker on Friday officially planted its corporate flag in Ireland, a move designed in part to lower its tax bill.
Horizon Pharma completed its $587 million acquisition of the Irish...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 7:08 AM
Major U.S. poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realize, posing a potential risk to human health.
Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation's largest poultry producers...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 12:06 PM
The Federal Trade Commission has filed suit against North Chicago-based AbbVie and a partner, alleging the companies illegally blocked consumer access to generic versions of the testosterone replacement drug AndroGel in order to reap hundreds of...