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Pharmaceutical Industry

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  • U.S. judge rules Actavis must continue to sell Alzheimer's drug

    A U.S. judge ruled on Thursday that Actavis Plc must continue to sell its Alzheimer's drug in a lawsuit alleging that the company was scheming to limit generic competition while it launched an extended-release version of the widely used drug. In...
  • Use these 4 simple strategies to cut your drug spending

    Trying to save money on prescription drugs can be enough to make you reach for the pain pills. Navigating the annual changes to your health plan, figuring out insurance co-pays, and finding the pharmacy with the best buys can be daunting. And if you're on...
  • Merck says patent case won't stop Cubist acquisition

    One day after saying it would spend $9.5 billion to acquire Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co., announced that an adverse court decision about key patents for Cubist would not deter it from acquiring the smaller antibiotic drugmaker. Cubist gets about...
  • Karen Hicks: FDA should not approve sex drug for women

    There's yet another pharmaceutical campaign on the offensive, hoping to convince women with sexual problems that a drug called Flibanserin will cure them. This compound is a central nervous system formula originally studied as a remedy for depression....
  • Los Angeles seafood company ordered shut over unsanitary conditions

    A Los Angeles seafood company specializing in smoked and pickled fish was ordered shut by a federal judge over unsanitary conditions. Neptune Manufacturing Inc. can’t reopen until it meets compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration....
  • Dropping coverage of popular prescription drugs is sad and shameful

    Express Scripts, which handles prescription-drug benefits for millions or people nationwide, is dropping coverage for 66 brand-name drugs next month in an effort to keep costs down. Rival CVS Health is dropping 95 drugs from its own list of covered drugs....
  • Special Report: Powerful antibiotic for cows often misused by farmers

    It is one of the most potent antibiotics used by U.S. cattle and dairy farmers, the key component in the top-selling drug line of Zoetis, the world's largest animal health company. But the strength of the antibiotic ceftiofur – and the frequency...
  • Japanese firm to buy Avanir Pharmaceuticals for $3.5 billion

    Japanese firm to buy Avanir Pharmaceuticals for $3.5 billion
    Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Aliso Viejo said Tuesday that it has agreed to be acquired by Japanese drug giant Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. for about $3.5 billion in cash, the latest in a string of mergers sweeping the healthcare sector. Otsuka, a unit...
  • Energy companies lead an advance in U.S. stocks

    Energy and health-care companies led major stock indexes higher on Tuesday, even as crude oil resumed its slide. General Motors rose after reporting stronger sales, and Biogen, a biotech company, soared following news that its drug for Alzheimer's disease...
  • Japanese firm Otsuka to buy Avanir Pharmaceuticals for $3.5 billion

    The merger wave sweeping the healthcare business caught up another Southern California company Tuesday as Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Aliso Viejo agreed to be acquired for about $3.5 billion in cash. Japanese drug giant Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.,...
  • Baxter seeks OK to sell new hemophilia drug

    Baxter International on Monday said it had submitted an application to the Food and Drug Administration for the approval of a key hemophilia drug. The drug, BAX 855, is an extended-release version of its flagship hemophilia drug Advate, which is sold...