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Pharma teams up with high-tech firms to protect patents

On a quest to protect software patents, tech giants Apple, Microsoft, and IBM have joined forces with major pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers to evaluate the current patent system and secure protection from technological infringements.
In the Media by Simon Crompton - 1 comment

Drug companies to phase out animal antibiotics

The U.S. FDA has asked 26 companies to voluntarily stop labeling drugs important for treating human infection as acceptable for animal growth promotion.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Pfizer recalls antidepressants after pharmacist finds heart drug

A pharmacist found that a bottle of antidepressant Effexor XR contained one capsule of Tikosyn 0.25 milligram (dofetilide), which is used to treat heart rhythm disorders.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

You might not be able to afford this life-saving Hepatitis C drug

There's a new drug regimen being touted as a potential cure for a dangerous liver virus that causes hepatitis C. But it costs $84,000 -- or $1,000 a pill.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

Europe levies fines on Johnson & Johnson and Novartis

The European Commission has imposed multi-million euro fines on Johnson & Johnson and Novartis for what it has called "shocking" breaches of competition law.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Janssen Pharmaceuticals fined $1.6 billion for misbranding

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (JPI) of Titusville, N.J., has been fined $1.6 billion for its role is selling a misbranded drug. The drug in question is Risperdal (risperidone).
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

China arrests two people linked to drug bribery claims

The co-founders of a business advisory company that has worked with GlaxoSmithKline have been arrested in China on suspicion of breaking laws related to purchasing personal information.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Cannabis-based spray approved in Italy

In an ongoing effort to penetrate the global market for cannabis-based medicines, GW Pharmaceuticals, a UK-based company, announced a key victory in Europe early this morning.
In the Media by Kent Mao - 3 comments

Cancer drug Avastin linked to 52 cases of flesh-eating disease

Patients seeking cancer treatment are being cautioned of an unusual side-effect associated with the cancer drug known as Avastin.
In the Media by Kent Mao - 2 comments

Balanced Solutions and Nora Apothecary recall products (updated)

Balanced Solutions Compounding Pharmacy, LLC has announced a voluntary recall of all lots of sterile products compounded by the pharmacy that are not expired. The pharmacy joins a growing list of pharmacies recalling products across the U.S.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments
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