| Aug 28, 2011
| 7:37 AM
PARIS (Reuters) - An experimental anti-clotting drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer saved more lives than standard treatment warfarin in a major study, giving it an edge over rivals in an emerging multibillion-dollar market.
Although Eliquis will...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 9:21 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson's prostate cancer drug Zytiga has been approved in the European Union, paving the way for the launch of a new treatment for men whose disease has progressed after chemotherapy, the company said on Wednesday.
| Sep 26, 2011
| 8:30 PM
(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson has told doctors it expects a limited supply of its Doxil cancer drug to become available within the next six weeks, but warned the amount would not be sufficient for all patients currently on waiting lists.
| Jan 13, 2009
You might conclude that stock dividends are harder to find these days than, say, a credit card company that forgives late payments.
Cash-strapped companies, most notably banks, slashed dividends last year to the tune of more than $40 billion.
It was the...
| May 1, 2009
Sunscreen is commonly hailed as safe, essential body armor. It protects us from blistering sunburn, keeps our skin from wrinkling and helps guard against squamous cell cancer.
But the evidence is inconclusive as to whether sunscreens reduce the risk of...
| Jul 9, 2009
The next generation of health professionals is sure to be in hot demand as America's population grows in age and numbers, but they won't get there alone.
Someone has to teach the nation's future medical personnel the skills necessary to serve on the...
| Sep 29, 2010
British scientists have found the first direct evidence that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a genetic disorder and say their research could eventually lead to better treatments for the condition.
Researchers who scanned the gene maps of more...
| Jun 2, 2010
| 5:45 AM
More than 100,000 bottles of PediaCare products have been recalled by Blacksmith Brands, Inc., in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, because they were made at at McNeil's Fort Washington plant.
The company is voluntarily recalling...
| Jan 8, 2011
Although first approved to treat schizophrenia, new antipsychotic medications are increasingly being prescribed for a host of other uses, even when there is little evidence they work, U.S. researchers said on Friday.
The drugs, known as "atypical...
| Jan 23, 2011
This year is shaping up as a gratifying one for Allergan, the big Irvine company known for Botox and breast implants.
The leading manufacturer of gastric bands, which are surgically implanted around the stomach to suppress the appetite of extremely...
| Oct 29, 2008
Here is my Tuesday newspaper story, in which Jets owner Woody Johnson reviews the Jets' auction of personal seat licenses. (Full disclosure: Mrs. WatchDog used to work full time for Johnson and Johnson and currently does some consulting for them,......