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  • 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...
  • 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. Farthing, who collapsed in a Hong Kong...
  • Back Story: Book examines last peacetime year before outbreak of World War I

    Back Story: Book examines last peacetime year before outbreak of World War I
    In his recently published "1913: The Year Before The Storm," German journalist Florian Illies compiles a fascinating and exhaustively researched month-by-month compendium of the events, personalities, culture, politics, technology and fashions that shaped...
  • Exploring therapeutic effects of MDMA on post-traumatic stress

    Exploring therapeutic effects of MDMA on post-traumatic stress
    It costs about $2,000 to buy an ounce of the illegal drug, the therapist said — enough for roughly 150 doses. She pays her longtime dealer in cash; he gives her a Ziploc bag of white powder. Back home, she scoops the contents into clear capsules....
  • 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...
  • Keep your swimmers safe at home

    Keep your swimmers safe at home
    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....
  • TribU: Smart Negotiating -- get what you want

    TribU: Smart Negotiating -- get what you want
    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...
  • Big pharma: Few new antibiotics in the works

    Big pharma: Few new antibiotics in the works
    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...
  • Drug maker Merck laying off 8,500 in strategy overhaul

    Drug maker Merck laying off 8,500 in strategy overhaul
    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...
  • FDA panel backs a new sleep drug

    FDA panel backs a new sleep drug
    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...
  • The Art Smith remix

     The Art Smith remix
    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!"...