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PhillyPharma Archive: May, 2012
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Health & Pharma
Mylan's generic version of blood-thinner Plavix gets FDA approval
Fri, May 18, 2012, 7:01 AM
Clopidogrel - known in branded form as Plavix - is the blood-thinning drug taken by millions of people with heart disease to avoid heart attacks...
Human Genome Sciences again says no to GSK, exploring options
Thu, May 17, 2012, 8:42 AM
Human Genome Sciences said Thursday that its board of directors again rejected the $2.6 billion takeover offer from GlaxoSmithKline. The two...
Imodium recalled by Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare
Thu, May 17, 2012, 5:03 PM
McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the beleaguered Fort Washington drug maker, recalled more products on Thursday. This time, McNeil recalled one...
Cardinal Health won't ship pain pills from Florida facility under DEA deal
Wed, May 16, 2012, 7:05 AM
Cardinal Health, one of the big three pharmaceutical wholesalers, reached an agreement with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, under...
Big pharma shopping, Grassley investigating
Tue, May 15, 2012, 6:58 AM
San Diego-based Amylin Pharmaceuticals has been a takeover target for several months and more companies are reportedly looking at its books...
Soldiers, veterans, PTSD and antipsychotic drugs
Mon, May 14, 2012, 5:23 AM
The nation has a huge challenge and obligation regarding the soldiers and airmen, Marines and sailors, who are lucky enough to come home alive...
FDA advisory panel endorses pill to prevent HIV infection
Fri, May 11, 2012, 7:06 AM
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted Thursday to endorse a pill that is supposed to prevent HIV infection. Truvada is...
Senators Baucus, Grassley investigate pushing of painkillers
Thu, May 10, 2012, 7:26 AM
Opioid painkillers have pushed aside heroin and cocaine as the biggest drug killers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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