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Merck, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center add to cancer partnership
Thu, Aug 13, 2015, 9:07 AM
Merck & Co., said Thursday it struck a deal to collaborate with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to evaluate Merck’s...
Kim, the FDA is not happy with your social media work
Wed, Aug 12, 2015, 8:19 AM
Reality (?) TV star Kim Kardashian has run afoul of the Food and Drug Administration. Kardashian has been shilling for a Canadian...
GSK hopes to reopen N.C. plant in 72 hours after finding Legionnaire bacteria in cooling tower
Wed, Aug 12, 2015, 6:58 AM
Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, which shut down a North Carolina manufacturing plant Tuesday after routine testing discovered bacteria related to...
Bill Gates invests in genome editing company
Tue, Aug 11, 2015, 10:36 AM
Bill Gates, through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has been donating money for years in health and education programs to try to solve...
New drugs for ultra high cholesterol cause pricing debate
Tue, Aug 11, 2015, 6:40 AM
The debate about the appropriate price for medicine now includes a new group of drugs designed to treat ultra high cholesterol, called PCSK-9...
Endo CEO sees some pricing challenges in generic drug market
Mon, Aug 10, 2015, 10:07 AM
Drug pricing is the biggest commercial issue in the pharmaceutical industry and Endo International CEO Rajiv De Silva said Monday his company...
AstraZeneca, Inovio strike deal to find HPV cancer vaccine
Mon, Aug 10, 2015, 7:57 AM
Local drugmakers - big and small - struck a deal to try to develop a vaccine to prevent a form of cervical, head and neck cancer. MedImmune...
AmerisourceBergen gives Philly’s Project HOME $250,000 for pharmacy at clinic
Fri, Aug 7, 2015, 4:32 PM
Under chief executive Steve Collis, AmerisourceBergen has tried to broaden its business beyond that of an anonymous-but-huge pharmaceutical...
David Sell is a sports web producer. In previous lives, he has been a reporter and editor in the Sports, Metro and Business sections.