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  • Obesity drugs lumber toward marketplace

     
    About this time last year, we were reporting on the failure of several investigational weight-loss medications. They included Sanofi-Aventis' rimonabant as well as two other drugs that aimed to work by blocking cannabinoid receptors in the brain. However,...
  • FDA commissioner reassures doctors about swine flu vaccine safety

     
    Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, sent a letter to all U.S. physicians today thanking them for their help in combating the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus and reassuring them about the safety of the vaccine......
  • 800,000 swine flu doses for very young children recalled, but it's not a safety issue

     
    Vaccine manufacturer Sanofi-Aventis is recalling 800,000 doses of vaccine against the pandemic H1N1 virus meant for children younger than 3 because the vaccine has lost potency since it was shipped from the factory. "This is non-safety related, but is...
  • What's in Gold Bond? A powder by any other name …

     
    Paris-based drug giant Sanofi-Aventis made waves today when it announced the $1.9 billion acquisition of Chattem Inc., humble maker of Selsun Blue shampoo and Gold Bond medicated powder. Business pundits wondered what a high-end international...
  • New drug offers last-ditch hope for prostate cancer patients

     
    An experimental drug called cabazitaxel increases survival by 30% in men with advanced prostate cancer that has become resistant to all other forms of treatment, researchers will report Friday at a San Francisco meeting called the 2010 Genitourinary...
  • American Kennel Club, Pfizer Inc. announce partnership for dog disease research

     
    TRENTON, N.J. — Pfizer Inc. said Wednesday its animal health unit and the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation entered an exclusive partnership on new areas of research on dog diseases and treatments. Pfizer said the goal is to strengthen......
  • Officials Recall 800,000 Swine Flu Shots For Children

    Officials Recall 800,000 Swine Flu Shots For Children
    Hundreds of thousands of swine flu shots for children have been recalled because tests indicate the vaccine doses lost some strength, government health officials said Tuesday. The recall is for about 800,000 pre-filled syringes intended for young...
  • WHO Declares H1N1 Pandemic

    (WGN-AM)- The World Health Organization told its member nations it was declaring a swine flu pandemic today -- the first global flu epidemic in 41 years -- as infections climbed in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere. In a...
  • Prostate Cancer Drug Shows Promise

    Prostate Cancer Drug Shows Promise
    For the first time, an experimental drug has extended the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer who are no longer responding to other treatments and are out of options for fighting the disease, a company-led study found. The benefit was modest -...
  • U.S. lags on bird flu vaccine

    Should a deadly bird flu spread quickly around the world, Americans could find themselves at the back of the line for any new vaccine developed to combat it. There are few U.S. vaccine makers. And even those, such as Deerfield-based Baxter...