PhillyPharma Archive: October, 2012

Do yourself a favor: Look at your medicine bottle labels and make a list

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Medicare open enrollment starts today and runs through Dec. 7. Part D, the prescription drug portion, is among the crucial pieces. A link... Read more

GlaxoSmithKline to open clinical trials data and TB library to outside researchers

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GlaxoSmithKline said it will make clinical trial data available to other researchers, breaking from the practice of other pharmaceutical companies... Read more

Second NJ resident shows symptoms, second compounding pharmacy closes in Massachusetts

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The Associated press and other outlets reported that a second compounding pharmacy, albeit also connected to New England Compounding Center... Read more

Still in Jersey, but Merck moving HQ from Whitehouse Station to Summit

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Merck said Tuesday morning that its cost-cutting efforts will now include closing its global headquarters building in Whitehouse Station, N... Read more

Four former Synthes executives excluded from federal health-care programs

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Four former executives of medical device manufacturer Synthes, Inc., who went to federal prison for their role in an illegal clinical trial... Read more

CDC gives update on fungal meningitis

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday the fungal meningitis outbreak attributed to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy... Read more

Moneyball and Medicine

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With the Major League Baseball playoffs now in full swing, the New England Journal of Medicine's piece entitled, "Moneyball and Medicine,"... Read more

Teva: Facility in Northeast Philly still on hold

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The big news for Teva Pharmaceuticals this week was.......still no shovels in the ground in North Philly. Ok, yes, the world's biggest seller... Read more