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PhillyPharma Archive: October, 2012
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Health & Pharma
AstraZeneca new CEO gets started but profits fall again
Thu, Oct 25, 2012, 7:03 AM
AstraZeneca, which is based in the United Kingdom but has a big operation in Wilmington, said its third-quarter profit dropped more than 50...
Philly-area hospitals got medicine from troubled compounding pharmacy, FDA says
Wed, Oct 24, 2012, 6:45 AM
When you have "leaking boiler" and "clean room" in the same sentence in a report about making medicine, it's usually problematic. The Massachusetts...
Health care tech savvy and sexy? Fast Company suggests as much
Tue, Oct 23, 2012, 9:15 AM
The November issue of the business magazine Fast Company has a couple of interesting stories and items about new approaches to health care...
CDC says meningitis outbreak up to 285 cases and 23 deaths
Mon, Oct 22, 2012, 6:38 AM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there have been 23 deaths nationally in the fungal meningitis outbreak, which authorities...
N.J. Sierra Club applauds Merck facilities consolidation
Fri, Oct 19, 2012, 8:30 AM
We'll end the week by noting, albeit belatedly, that there are moments of peace and harmony between corporations and environmental groups. Yes...
Dr. Andrew Weil tells family docs: Urge bans on soda and pharmaceutical advertising
Thu, Oct 18, 2012, 6:45 AM
Philly-born and Harvard-trained, Andrew Weil drew repeated applause Wednesday afternoon when he launched the American Academy of Family Physician's...
Some Medicare drug plans improved star ratings, study says
Wed, Oct 17, 2012, 9:25 AM
Twenty eight percent of Medicare Advantage (MA) plans and 49 percent of stand-alone Part D plans (PDPs) improved their star ratings from 2012...
Zaltrap latest example of how pharmaceutical market is unlike most others
Tue, Oct 16, 2012, 6:20 AM
Three doctors from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York wrote an op-ed piece in Monday's New York Times that illustrated some...
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