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  • Charles Farthing dies at 60; doctor at forefront of AIDS care

    Charles Farthing dies at 60; doctor at forefront of AIDS care
    Charles F. Farthing, a physician who was at the forefront of care for HIV/AIDS patients and who drew attention to the need for an AIDS vaccine by announcing his willingness to inject himself, has died. He was 60.
  • Bayer to buy Claritin, other brands from Merck for $14.2 billion

    Bayer to buy Claritin, other brands from Merck for $14.2 billion
    Bayer plans to buy Merck & Co.'s consumer health business for $14.2 billion, a deal that would expand the German drug maker's range of over-the-counter medications. The deal, announced Tuesday, would give Bayer control over popular household brands such...

    Who gains from those drug discount deals? (Spoiler: Drug companies)

    Who gains from those drug discount deals? (Spoiler: Drug companies)
    The pharmaceutical industry has been bragging for nearly a decade now about its efforts to help cash-strapped patients pay for expensive prescription drugs.  "An important safety net," the industry says, that has "already helped millions of Americans...

    MetLife, Developer To Build $110 Million Industrial Distribution Center Near Atlanta

    MetLife Inc. announced Thursday it is teaming with a California developer to build a $110 million industrial distribution center near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia. The New York life insurer, which has operations in...

    Alexander Shulgin, chemist behind MDMA, dies at 88

     Alexander Shulgin, chemist behind MDMA, dies at 88
    Biochemist Alexander Shulgin accidentally discovered one of the most famous and infamous party drugs of the 1980s. He synthesized a compound called MDMA in 1976 in his backyard laboratory and, as was his tradition, tried it out on himself. "First...