| Nov 16, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Arrowhead Research Corp. is trying to succeed where major pharmaceutical company efforts have failed in finding a cure for one of the world's most tenacious diseases.
The Pasadena biopharmaceutical company is developing so-called RNAi therapeutics. Such...
| 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...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 1:45 PM
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,...
| 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...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:20 PM
Botox maker Allergan Inc. of Irvine, which has spent six months fighting a hostile takeover attempt by a Canadian company, is in increasingly serious discussions to merge with Irish pharmaceutical firm Actavis.
If Allergan agrees to be acquired by...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:04 AM
Activist hedge fund manager Bill Ackman on Friday urged Botox maker Allergan Inc. to put itself up for auction.
The request follows Allergan’s disclosure that it is in talks to potentially merge with a firm other than the Canadian company Ackman...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Botox maker Allergan Inc. said it’s discussing a merger with an unnamed firm as it battles a hostile takeover by Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
For six months Irvine-based Allergan has fought off an unsolicited takeover bid from Valeant...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Lake Forest-based drugmaker Hospira's profit skyrocketed in the third quarter compared with the same period a year earlier, mainly because of the sale of its clinical surveillance software business, Theradoc.
Net income rose to $158.6 million, or 92...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:29 PM
By the end of the year, Bethlehem-based OraSure expects to announce key research milestones in determining if its OraQuick rapid in-home HIV test can be adapted to screen patients for Ebola.
The company has consulted with the federal Food and Drug...