| 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,...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 12:36 PM
It is 2 a.m. and that cough and stuffy nose you have been battling is still keeping you up. You reach for the nighttime cold relief medicine only to find it expired a few months ago. If you take a dose to ease your symptoms, will you be putting yourself...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Botox maker Allergan Inc., which has been fighting an unsolicited takeover bid from a Canadian pharmaceutical maker for six months, said in a regulatory filing that a second company is interested in buying it.
Allergan did not identify the new...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:23 PM
For decades, Big Pharma and medical technology firms have made gifts and other payments to physicians as part of developing, testing and marketing their products, an expense long recognized as another cost of doing business.
On Tuesday, the federal...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:56 PM
Attorneys for Botox maker Allergan Inc. asked a federal judge in Santa Ana on Tuesday to prohibit activist investor Bill Ackman's hedge fund from voting in a shareholder election that could decide a hotly contested takeover effort.
At issue is a $50-...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:10 PM
As shareholders of Botox maker Allergan Inc. prepare for a vote on the company's future, a Canadian suitor said it's willing to increase its offer to buy the Irvine firm.
J. Michael Pearson, chief executive of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.,...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 10:46 AM
Despite growing criticism from lawmakers in Washington, a Deerfield drugmaker on Friday officially planted its corporate flag in Ireland, a move designed in part to lower its tax bill.
Horizon Pharma completed its $587 million acquisition of the Irish...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:31 AM
A Canadian company said it is willing to significantly increase its offer for Botox maker Allergan Inc., the latest chapter in the attempted takeover of the Irvine company.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. said it would be willing to pay up to...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 9:14 PM
AbbVie got hosed on its aborted Shire deal. Let's get that up top. It's also very hard to feel sorry for it.
Sure, the North Chicago-based pharmaceutical business failed to score Adderall and the Irish outfit behind it. You can make all the cracks you...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Abbott Laboratories on Wednesday said third-quarter earnings tumbled 44 percent on a tax charge that offset an uptick in sales.
The north suburban-based maker of infant formula, medical devices and drugs, said it earned $538 million in the most recent...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 7:38 PM
I can't tell you whether to believe assurances from those in power that the deadly Ebola virus will be kept in check, but there's no doubt that panicking can expose you to harm.
Scams related to the Ebola outbreak are spreading and you aren't immune....