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Health & Pharma
If Endo takes over Auxilium, more job cuts are likely for Philly-area pharma workers
Wed, Sep 17, 2014, 12:22 PM
Chesterbrook-based drugmaker Auxilium Pharmaceuticals responded Wednesday to the unsolicited takeover offer from Endo International, P.L.C...
Merck gets FDA approval for new anti PD-1 cancer drug
Thu, Sep 4, 2014, 3:50 PM
This is a big day for Merck, which got fast-track approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a new drug to fight cancer. The FDA...
Fewer blockbuster drugs help slow growth rate of U.S. healthcare costs - for now
Wed, Sep 3, 2014, 4:20 PM
The serious number crunchers at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released their latest projections for U.S. healthcare spending...
Auxilium merges with Canadian biotech QLT for tax purposes
Thu, Jun 26, 2014, 4:36 PM
Chesterbrook-based Auxilium Pharmaceuticals said Thursday it would merge with Canadian biotech company QLT, in a $345 million stock deal designed...
Do you deliver? Trying to sell more meds, AstraZeneca will host Twitter Chat on home delivery
Thu, Jun 26, 2014, 2:31 PM
Mail order medicine is old news. But big pharma's attempts to squeeze every last nickel out of its top selling drugs now includes home delivery...
PA Bio cranks up the pharma and biotech lobbying in Harrisburg
Thu, Jun 26, 2014, 1:47 PM
Life sciences companies are like most other organizations and people: They like government when it does things for them and they dislike government...
AbbVie CEO says the $46.5 billion offer is 'compelling' for Shire shareholders
Wed, Jun 25, 2014, 2:19 PM
AbbVie chief executive officer Richard Gonzalez told financial analysts Wednesday that his company's $46.5 billion offer for Shire, Plc., is...
Merck reaches to Australia (again) for licensing deal
Tue, Jun 24, 2014, 8:58 AM
Merck's efforts to re-organize and re-energize itself to boost production of profitable medicine has included more licensing deals with smaller...
David Sell is a sports web producer. In previous lives, he has been a reporter and editor in the Sports, Metro and Business sections.