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  • AbbVie says tax rule changes scuttled deal for Shire

     AbbVie says tax rule changes scuttled deal for Shire
    AbbVie is blaming the Obama administration for pulling the plug on its $55 billion proposed acquisition of Irish drugmaker Shire, asserting that the largest corporate deal of the year no longer made economic sense under new federal tax regulations. Late...
  • Connecticut Growers Tending Marijuana Crops, Preparing For Sales Starting In September

    Connecticut Growers Tending Marijuana Crops, Preparing For Sales Starting In September
    For months, Advanced Grow Labs LLC — one of Connecticut's four medical marijuana growing companies — slogged through the process of competing for a state license, securing local zoning approvals, and outfitting a building to state...
  • As Rx deaths dip, heroin overdoses surge

    As Rx deaths dip, heroin overdoses surge
    Prescription drug deaths declined in 2012 for the first time in more than a decade, but a surge in fatal heroin overdoses wiped out the modest improvement, according to U.S. government statistics released Wednesday. Fatal heroin overdoses rose 35% to 5,...
  • AbbVie reconsiders its option with Shire

     AbbVie reconsiders its option with Shire
    AbbVie's surprise announcement late Tuesday that it is having second thoughts about its proposed acquisition of Shire raises numerous questions about the future of the deal. The North Chicago-based drugmaker said its board of directors will take...
  • Magnetic stimulation gains in depression treatment

     Magnetic stimulation gains in depression treatment
    A machine that sends magnetic pulses into a patient's brain has become the new frontier of depression treatment, promising to ease symptoms for those who have found little relief from medication or talk therapy. The treatment, known as transcranial...
  • How to judge Medicare plans

    How to judge Medicare plans
    While much of the nation is preoccupied with Obamacare and picking new health insurance at work, older Americans have deadlines of their own coming up — involving Medicare. We're just a few days away from the two-month period when the nation's...
  • Baltimore joins nation in offering prescription drug take-back event

    Continuing Maryland's push to stem drug abuse, officials sought Wednesday to refocus the annual prescription "take-back" day on treatment and prevention and away from law enforcement. The nationwide take-back day — which is Saturday — has...
  • Ebola drug maker Chimerix's stock tumbles after Dallas patient dies

    Shares of Chimerix Inc., the maker of an experimental drug to combat Ebola, sank Wednesday after the death in Dallas of a patient with the disease who received the medicine. About two hours after officials announced the death of Thomas Eric Duncan,...
  • Why we allow Big Pharma to rip us off [Commentary]

    Why we allow Big Pharma to rip us off [Commentary]
    According to a new federal database put online last week, pharmaceutical companies and device makers paid doctors some $380 million in speaking and consulting fees over a five-month period in 2013. Some doctors received over $500,000 each, and some...
  • Texas Ebola patient still critical, now receiving experimental drug

    A Liberian man being treated for Ebola in a Dallas hospital is still in critical condition, but is now receiving an experimental treatment. Thomas Eric Duncan has been in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Sept. 28, after he came down...
  • New database details payments from medical companies to local doctors

    New database details payments from medical companies to local doctors
    — During the last five months of 2013, Lehigh Valley medical-device manufacturers spent more than $2 million on food, travel, speaking fees and other payments to doctors and hospitals that the companies want to see using and promoting their...