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  • Walgreen to sell drugs under Express Scripts 2015 Medicare plans

    (Reuters) - Express Scripts Holding Co, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager, said Walgreen Co would sell prescription drugs under its two Medicare Part D plans for 2015. Beneficiaries of Express Scripts' Medicare Value or Choice plans for 2015...
  • No. Dressing up marijuana 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,...
  • 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...
  • After China, GlaxoSmithKline faces pressure for change

    LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline may have closed one chapter in a saga of corruption allegations by accepting a $489 million fine in China, but the drugmaker has its work cut out to win back skeptical investors. That means continued pressure on Chief...
  • Germany's Merck to buy Sigma-Aldrich for $17 billion to boost lab supplies operation

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Drugs and chemicals maker Merck KGaA agreed on Monday to acquire U.S.-based Sigma-Aldrich Corp for $17 billion in cash to boost its lab supplies business, the biggest takeover in the German group's history. The deal helps Merck,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bristol immunotherapy gets six month U.S. FDA review for melanoma

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted a six-month, priority review to Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's application for immuno-oncology drug Opdivo as a treatment for previously treated melanoma, the company said on Friday. The FDA...
  • U.S., Canada allow emergency use of Tekmira's Ebola treatment

    U.S., Canada allow emergency use of Tekmira's Ebola treatment
    (Reuters) - Canadian drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp said on Monday that U.S. and Canadian regulators have authorized the use of its Ebola treatment in patients who have confirmed or suspected infections from the deadly virus. The Vancouver-...
  • AstraZeneca, Shire dive as U.S. tax move punctures deal hopes

    LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in drugmakers AstraZeneca and Shire fell sharply on Tuesday after the U.S. Treasury took steps to curb "inversion" deals that allow companies to escape high U.S. taxes by reincorporating abroad. The move could jeopardize an...
  • AbbVie shares drop as tax rules cloud Shire deal

    AbbVie shares drop as tax rules cloud Shire deal
    Shares in North Chicago-based AbbVie and other drugmakers fell Tuesday after the Obama administration this week issued a string of new rules to crack down on U.S. companies that seek to cut their tax bills by moving their addresses abroad. AbbVie shares...