| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Pfizer Inc on Tuesday left investors guessing whether it would renew its pursuit of its British rival, AstraZeneca, but said it was considering other deals.
The largest U.S. drug maker reported higher-than-expected second-quarter revenue, helped by...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 10:37 AM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:01 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:30 PM
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...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Keep your swimmers safe at home
By Amy Merck and Shari Berg, Tribune Content Agency
Florida leads the country in drowning deaths of children ages 1-4 — three times the national average, according to the Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition....
| Mar 5, 2013
At Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, course registration is a case in economics. Every student is allotted a bag of points and must spend them bidding against each other for seats in classes.
The more popular the class, the more...
| 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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Merck & Co., the second-largest drug maker by sales, said Tuesday it will lay off 8,500 employees in a strategy overhaul to revamp its research and development efforts.
That's on top of a previous announcement that the Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:15 PM
An advisory panel to the Food & Drug Administration has recommended approval of a new sleep drug that targets the brain's wakefulness centers, but suggested the agency should consider a dose of the drug, called suvorexant, lower than that proposed by...
| Jun 5, 2013
Chef Art Smith doesn't do small. Never has.
So it's no surprise his new cookbook — "Art Smith's Healthy Comfort" — has a really big subtitle: "How America's Favorite Celebrity Chef Got It Together, Lost Weight, and Reclaimed His Health!"...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 11:47 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Only slightly more than half of U.S. girls aged 13 to 17 had been vaccinated against a virus that can cause cervical and other cancers last year, and a top U.S. health official said on Thursday that more must be done to bring the...