| Mar 19, 2013
Thirty years ago, when the world faced the terrifying prospect of an untreatable disease known as AIDS, big drugmakers saw an opportunity and raced to develop new medicines.
Today, as the world confronts the crisis of antibiotic resistance, the industry...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said Wednesday he has filed a lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline, LLC for falsely saying three of its diabetes drugs were better than others on the market.
The company also withheld data that showed the drugs...
| Feb 10, 2013
If co-workers and family members are coming down with infections this winter, you may be tempted to turn to an anti-bacterial soap for protection.
But some scientists are increasingly concerned that a common anti-bacterial ingredient called triclosan...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 3:19 PM
Human Genome Sciences Inc., which was acquired for $3.6 billion by London-based GlaxoSmithKline Plc in August, intends to lay off 97 employees in mid-December, and an additional but unspecified number of cuts are planned for next year, the company...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Rockville-based Human Genome Sciences has warned state regulators that it plans to cut 114 jobs beginning in October, three months after striking a deal to be acquired by GlaxoSmithKline.
Human Genome, which employs about 1,000 people in Rockville, could...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 4:05 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - All girls in Europe should be immunized against the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer and current vaccine coverage rates are far too low, European Union health officials said on Wednesday.
In new advice about...
| Aug 10, 2012
Shengyang Zhou assured the American buyers that his Chinese-made weight-loss capsules were safe. Zhou was sure because he had a test — one person eats a whole bottle.
Such a person would have "maybe some stomach problem, but not die," he told...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 11:43 AM
LOS ANGELES/GENEVA (Reuters) - Fewer people infected with HIV globally are dying as more of them get access to crucial antiretroviral drugs, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations AIDS program said on Wednesday.
The United Nations...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 8:54 PM
For years people around the country have been climbing mountains for CureDuchenne.
As they raise money and awareness, they also get younger.
Most recently, 8-year-old Tyler Armstrong climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and helped raise about $40,000 for the Newport...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 4:00 PM
After spurning a hostile takeover bid from GlaxoSmithKline PLC in April, Human Genome Sciences Inc. said Monday it agreed to be bought by the biopharmaceutical giant for a more lucrative offer valued at $3.6 billion.
GlaxoSmithKline boosted its offer for...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 10:35 AM
Pharmaceutical drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3 billion and plead guilty to federal charges to resolve a slew of criminal and civil issues stemming from its use of kickbacks, mis-branding and other misconduct to market drugs such as Paxil,...