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PhillyPharma Archive: February, 2012
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Today is Rare Disease Day
Wed, Feb 29, 2012, 6:52 AM
They are sometimes unheard of by the public and, unfortunately, sometimes hard to diagnose for doctors. They are rare diseases and today is...
Pfizer CEO gets stock bonuses; company adds vitamin C
Tue, Feb 28, 2012, 6:26 AM
Pfizer chief executive officer Ian Read got a batch of stock via two bonuses last week and then had a slice sold for withholding to pay the...
Warren Buffett: Johnson & Johnson 'messed up in a lot of ways'
Mon, Feb 27, 2012, 8:58 AM
Billionaire and investing icon Warren Buffett said Monday morning that health-care giant Johnson & Johnson has "obviously messed up in...
Endo Pharmaceuticals' revenue rises, profit drops
Fri, Feb 24, 2012, 8:11 AM
Endo Pharmaceuticals, which is based in Chadds Ford, reported a 57 percent increase in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2011, but acquisition...
Report shows Jefferson Hospitals' billing errors resulted in Medicare overpayment
Thu, Feb 23, 2012, 2:53 PM
Billing errors at two of the three Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in 2008 and 2009 resulted in Medicare overpaying the hospital system...
Foreign company's U.S. plant produces drugs for foreign consumers
Thu, Feb 23, 2012, 5:34 AM
The trade balance calculation might take some doing, but United Kingdom-based Shire is building new manufacturing facilities in the United...
Alex Gorsky got J&J top job after leading medical-devices division
Wed, Feb 22, 2012, 10:51 AM
Alex Gorsky will replace Bill Weldon as chief executive officer of health-care behemoth Johnson & Johnson after leading several divisions...
FDA, drugmakers say they've solved two drug shortages
Tue, Feb 21, 2012, 2:26 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and several pharmaceutical companies said Tuesday they have reached agreements to alleviate shortages...
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