| Apr 17, 2015
| 8:27 AM
Recently at a reception, one of my faculty colleagues at Johns Hopkins expressed concern about her academic future. The pay line for National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants in her field was 7 percent; that means that she has to spend two or three weeks...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 4:20 PM
Biotech company Amgen Inc. took a key step in its expansion into cardiovascular drugs Wednesday when the Food and Drug Administration approved its heart failure drug for sale in the United States.
The drug called ivabradine is an oral medication that...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 3:00 AM
The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, allegedly the intentional act of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, and the deaths of all 150 people on board is indeed a tragedy. But some good may come out of it if it induces people to take another look at those substances...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 1:22 PM
The Food and Drug Administration has warned Hospira that corrective actions the drugmaker made at an Italy facility weren't sufficient, the company disclosed Tuesday in a regulatory filing.
The FDA in a March 31 letter said Hospira lacked written...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 2:14 PM
Last month, the General Assembly's Public Health Committee unanimously approved and sent to the House floor a bill that purports to grant terminally ill patients access to medicines and therapies not yet approved by the federal Food and Drug...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 7:28 PM
MIDDLETOWN – Consumers would no longer pay a sales tax on over-the-counter-drugs, but they would continue to pay taxes on clothing and footwear costing less than $50 under a proposal outlined Monday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Both taxes were...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 5:57 PM
John Standley, chief executive of the Rite Aid pharmacy chain, was effusive this week in describing how consumers will benefit from his company spending $2 billion to buy EnvisionRx, a firm most people likely never heard of.
The deal, he said, will...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 4:22 AM
We get the calls every day. Parents, siblings, grandparents and friends are reaching out to our organization worried that their loved one is abusing prescription medicine.
Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic and is skyrocketing among our nation's...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 12:43 PM
Federal authorities have notified a Lehigh County company it must change the way it sells products portrayed as therapeutic cough syrup.
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration "warning letter" sent to Fragrance Manufacturing Inc. of Hanover Township says...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 7:23 AM
Hospira, the Lake Forest-based maker of injectable and biotechnology drugs, reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 earnings Thursday.
The company plans to sell to pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in the second half of 2015 for $15.23 billion.
| Feb 10, 2015
| 9:10 AM
Hospira shares got a big boost last week when Pfizer agreed to buy the company for $15.23 billion. This week, Hospira is paying it forward to a small pharmaceutical company in California, agreeing to help it develop a drug.
Pfenex, which issued its...