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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court puts abortion restriction on hold

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily put on hold a state law restricting abortions while the issue is argued in a lower court. The unanimous action by the high court means that women in Oklahoma can continue to use the prescription drugs...
  • Allergan loses bid to block Ackman from voting on takeover

    Allergan loses bid to block Ackman from voting on takeover
    Botox maker Allergan Inc. lost its bid to prohibit activist investor Bill Ackman's hedge fund from voting in a shareholder election that could decide a hotly contested takeover effort. Allergan had accused Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management...
  • OraSure expects milestones in its Ebola research

    OraSure expects milestones in its Ebola research
    By the end of the year, Bethlehem-based OraSure expects to announce key research milestones in determining if its OraQuick rapid in-home HIV test can be adapted to screen patients for Ebola. The company has consulted with the federal Food and Drug...
  • A balloon for obesity: an option between medication and surgery?

    A balloon for obesity: an option between medication and surgery?
    For many struggling with obesity, taking one of the newly approved prescription medications for weight loss (marketed as Qsymia, Belviq and Contrave) feels like climbing a mountain with a walking cane — it's a little help, but not enough. And...
  • Allergan, fighting off Valeant, discussing merger with another firm

    Allergan, fighting off Valeant, discussing merger with another firm
    Botox maker Allergan Inc. said it’s discussing a merger with an unnamed firm as it battles a hostile takeover by Valeant Pharmaceuticals. For six months Irvine-based Allergan has fought off an unsolicited takeover bid from Valeant...
  • Hospira profit soars despite loss of drug exclusivity

    Hospira profit soars despite loss of drug exclusivity
    Lake Forest-based drugmaker Hospira's profit skyrocketed in the third quarter compared with the same period a year earlier, mainly because of the sale of its clinical surveillance software business, Theradoc. Net income rose to $158.6 million, or 92...
  • Activist investor Bill Ackman wants auction for Allergan

    Activist investor Bill Ackman wants auction for Allergan
    Activist hedge fund manager Bill Ackman on Friday urged Botox maker Allergan Inc. to put itself up for auction. The request follows Allergan’s disclosure that it is in talks to potentially merge with a firm other than the Canadian company Ackman...