| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:37 AM
The relationship between a doctor and a patient is a sacred trust and a legal bond. One of the most common treatments that doctors provide to patients is to prescribe medications. When writing a prescription, the doctor stipulates a specific medication,...
| 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 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...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Botox maker Allergan Inc. of Irvine appears increasingly likely to be acquired by a Canadian rival, an analyst said Tuesday.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. has been working for five months to acquire Allergan and its coveted lineup of beauty...