| Feb 7, 2015
| 6:49 PM
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...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 11:05 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. Dennis Gillings, an industry pioneer who built Quintiles into the world's largest pharmaceutical services company, is planning to step back from the company he founded more than 30 years ago.
Durham-based Quintiles announced Friday that...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 9:28 AM
Baxter International, the Deerfield-based medical products and pharmaceutical company, reported full year 2014 earnings Thursday as well as fourth-quarter results. The company beat expectations in nearly every category.
Here's how the quarter and year...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 9:28 AM
Abbott Laboratories, a North Chicago-based pharmaceutical and health care products company, reported full year 2014 earnings on Thursday, as well as fourth-quarter results. Abbott performed well overall, with the year marked by sales and acquisitions....
| Jan 28, 2015
| 9:00 AM
The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the emergency care devices after years of recalls and manufacturing problems.
Regulators say companies must now submit new testing data on...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 5:12 PM
The Affordable Care Act is not so affordable for many Marylanders, according to a new survey.
The landmark law that was supposed to make insurance available to hundreds of thousands of people without coverage is costing Marylanders so much more in...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 2:43 PM
Advocates for programs spending state dollars on stem cell research or investment in technology companies were nervous about what Gov. Larry Hogan's budget would hold for them, given warnings of "strong medicine" to cure fiscal woes.
But after Hogan's...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 1:07 PM
Drugmaker AbbVie Inc. said Monday that its new, all-pill hepatitis C combo treatment has been approved for patients in the 28 European Union member countries.
The company said the European Commission granted marketing authorization for the combination...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 10:00 PM
A Northbrook company said it has won fast-track status for approval of a drug that could become the first in the United States to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal muscle disease found most often in boys.
Privately held Marathon Pharmaceuticals...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:20 AM
Express Scripts, which handles prescription-drug benefits for millions of people nationwide, is dropping coverage for 66 brand-name drugs in January in an effort to keep costs down. Rival CVS Health is dropping 95 drugs from its own list of covered drugs....