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  • Business Highlights

    ___ HJ Heinz buys Kraft to build $28 billion food giant Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans Wednesday to buy Kraft and create one of the world'...
  • A look at some key statistics on rare diseases in the US

    The global pharmaceutical industry is make huge investments in treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest from major drugmakers. A look at some key statistics on rare diseases: ___ — Patients with a rare disease in the U.S.:...
  • Science, patients driving rare disease drug research surge

    The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest from major drugmakers but now point the way toward a new era of innovative therapies and big profits. The...
  • Biogen Idec shortens its name to Biogen

    Biogen Idec Inc. is shortening its name to just Biogen as of Monday. The biotechnology company is also introducing a new corporate logo. But it will maintain "BIIB" as its ticker symbol. It said the moves reflects both its evolution and focus on...
  • Baxter spinoff to make home in Bannockburn

    Baxter International said Monday its spinoff pharmaceutical company Baxalta will be located in north suburban Bannockburn, not far from Baxter's headquarters in Deerfield. "Selecting Baxalta's global headquarters is a key milestone on our journey to...
  • Advocates Seek New Laws Promoting Drugs That Deter Abuse

    Advocates Seek New Laws Promoting Drugs That Deter Abuse
    Mary Marcuccio knows all about the toll of opiate abuse: Her son became addicted to prescription painkillers that he first obtained from a friend's medicine cabinet. "Our story is typical," said Marcuccio, a former Southington resident who runs a...
  • Pfizer to pay $17 billion for Hospira Inc.

    Pfizer to pay $17 billion for Hospira Inc.
    Pfizer Inc. led the deal-making in the interconnected pharmaceuticals industry Thursday, saying it would buy Hospira Inc. for about $17 billion, including debt. Hospira is a leader in the generic injectable-medicine market and is among those at the...
  • Malloy Sales Tax Cut To Be Part Of Broader Spending Plan

    Malloy Sales Tax Cut To Be Part Of Broader Spending Plan
    MIDDLETOWN – Consumers would no longer pay a sales tax on over-the-counter-drugs, but they would continue to pay taxes on clothing and footwear costing less than $50 under a proposal outlined Monday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Both taxes were...
  • AbbVie wins 3-company battle to buy cancer drugmaker for $21B

    AbbVie wins 3-company battle to buy cancer drugmaker for $21B
    Three bidders remained at the last hour, but North Chicago-based AbbVie walked away the winner late Wednesday to buy a California company and its expected blockbuster blood cancer drug. "I've been through a lot of these, and I'd say this was probably one...
  • With purchase of EnvisionRx, Rite Aid gets in on the drug intermediary racket

     With purchase of EnvisionRx, Rite Aid gets in on the drug intermediary racket
    John Standley, chief executive of the Rite Aid pharmacy chain, was effusive this week in describing how consumers will benefit from his company spending $2 billion to buy EnvisionRx, a firm most people likely never heard of. The deal, he said, will...
  • Help curb the devastation of prescription drug abuse

    Help curb the devastation of prescription drug abuse
    We get the calls every day. Parents, siblings, grandparents and friends are reaching out to our organization worried that their loved one is abusing prescription medicine. Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic and is skyrocketing among our nation's...