| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The Food & Drug Administration on Wednesday approved U.S. marketing of the first in a new class of sleep drugs that targets the brain's wakefulness centers to speed the onset of sleep and reduce nighttime awakening. The new medication, which goes by the...
| 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 8, 2014
| 1:46 PM
After several months as a customer of NuScriptRX, a 4-year-old pharmacy management company based in Nashville, Tenn., Sentara Healthcare has purchased a 12 percent share in the company.
The company has developed a fully automated on-site medication...
| 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....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Pfizer Inc on Tuesday left investors guessing whether it would renew its pursuit of its British rival, AstraZeneca, but said it was considering other deals.
The largest U.S. drug maker reported higher-than-expected second-quarter revenue, helped by...