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  • Madelyn Butler: Dressing up pot as medicine doesn't cut it

    Madelyn Butler: Dressing up pot as medicine doesn't cut it
    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,...
  • Are expired medications still safe?

    Are expired medications still safe?
    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...
  • Allergan says a 2nd suitor wants to buy it, adding to takeover drama

    Allergan says a 2nd suitor wants to buy it, adding to takeover drama
    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...
  • Feds to publicize drug company payments to doctors

    Feds to publicize drug company payments to doctors
    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...
  • Allergan seeks to bar Bill Ackman from voting amid takeover bid

    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-...
  • Valeant says it's willing to raise offer for Allergan to $200 a share

    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.,...
  • Horizon Pharma defies lawmakers, moves to Ireland

    Horizon Pharma defies lawmakers, moves to Ireland
    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...
  • Valeant says it's willing to boost offer for Botox maker Allergan

    Valeant says it's willing to boost offer for Botox maker Allergan
    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...
  • Raw deal for AbbVie, but does anyone care?

    Raw deal for AbbVie, but does anyone care?
    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...
  • Abbott earnings tumble as costs offset better sales

    Abbott earnings tumble as costs offset better sales
    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...
  • Ebola scams spreading as fears mount

    Ebola scams spreading as fears mount
    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....