| Aug 14, 2014
| 1:26 PM
The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into the way that a Canadian pharmaceutical company and activist investor Bill Ackman have tried to buy Botox maker Allergan Inc. of Irvine.
Ackman's hedge fund, Pershing Square Capital Management,...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:44 PM
The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into the way a Canadian pharmaceutical company and activist investor Bill Ackman have tried to buy Botox maker Allergan Inc. of Irvine.
Word of the investigation came less than a week after Allergan sued...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Bent and Henni Christensen consider themselves patriotic Americans and strong supporters of Medicare.
Nevertheless, the Huntington Beach couple buy most of their prescription drugs from an online Canadian pharmacy at prices much lower than in the United...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Amanda Greene relies on lidocaine patches to help manage the chronic pain that her Lupus causes.
The anesthetic is available as a generic drug, typically sold at a substantially lower price. But this year, the 47-year-old Culver City resident says she's...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 9:51 AM
Less than two months after receiving approval for an inhalable form of insulin, MannKind Corp. agreed to license the drug to Paris-based Sanofi in a deal that could provide the Valencia company with $925 million.
Sanofi will initially pay MannKind $150...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It's both endearing and infuriating to watch American corporate executives wring their hands about how the injustices of the U.S. tax code are forcing them — forcing them! — to reincorporate overseas through the procedure known as inversion....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:11 PM
There is no vaccine or proven treatment for patients stricken with Ebola, but two ailing Americans who were infected with the deadly virus while working in the West African nation of Liberia have become test subjects for an experimental serum that they...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:30 PM
Two American aid workers were gravely ill, fighting to survive infection with the deadly Ebola virus. A San Diego drug company had three doses of an experimental Ebola medicine that showed promise in monkeys but had never been tested in humans....
| 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...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:34 PM
In a decade, Americans have saved an estimated $1.2 trillion by taking generic drugs instead of the high-priced originals. But the booming market in copycat prescription pharmaceuticals - coupled with insurance companies' efforts to keep healthcare...