| Oct 2, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Nazareth police said an undercover drug buy Wednesday netted more than 50 bags of heroin, prescription painkillers and synthetic marijuana.
Pedro Alexander Vera, 25, of the 1200 block of Livingston Street, Bethlehem, is charged with manufacturing...
| Oct 1, 2014
U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals received nearly $3.5 billion from pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers over the last five months of 2013, according to a partial set of data released Tuesday by the federal government.
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:35 AM
Hospira said Wednesday it received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration after an inspection of its Australian manufacturing facility this year identified "significant violations" of drug manufacturing practices.
The warning was...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:13 PM
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...
| 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...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Botox maker Allergan Inc. of Irvine appears increasingly likely to be acquired by a Canadian rival, an analyst said Tuesday.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. has been working for five months to acquire Allergan and its coveted lineup of beauty...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 3:16 PM
A white powdered chemical compound emerged from two University of Maryland School of Medicine laboratories more than 10 years ago with a name destined for oblivion, but a future that now looks promising as a treatment for the most challenging cases of...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:17 PM
A few days ago, Calico, a Google-backed biotech company, announced that it would build a California-based research and development facility to invent new drugs to combat diseases afflicting the elderly.
Half of the initial $500 million investment...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 6:34 PM
CytRx Corp. is on a mission to cure cancer — or at least slow it down.
The Los Angeles biopharmaceutical company, which recently has become embroiled in a stock-promotion controversy, specializes in researching and developing drugs to treat...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:37 PM
With the Ebola outbreak threatening to spiral out of control, U.S. officials unveiled a multimillion-dollar plan Tuesday aimed at getting a promising drug out of American research labs and into African hospitals and clinics more quickly.
| Sep 3, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Lake Forest-based drugmaker Hospira's talks to buy the medical nutrition unit of Danone and use the deal to move its tax domicile abroad have stalled, according to people familiar with the matter, as attempts by U.S. companies to relocate abroad and cut...