PhillyPharma Archive: March, 2013

Shire diversifies with acquisition of Sweden's Premacure AB

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Drugmaker Shire, Plc., said Tuesday it acquired privately-held Premacure AB, a Swedish company developing a treatment for a rare eye disease... Read more

Interpol gets a bit of cash from global drugmakers to fight fake medicine

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IInterpol, the international police agency, said Tuesday morning from its headquarters in Lyon, France, that 29 pharmaceutical companies had... Read more

GlaxoSmithKline consolidating research facilities in suburban Philly

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Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said Tuesday that it will consolidate employees from several facilities in suburban Philadelphia, with about 1900... Read more

On health care waste and fraud, "We all talk a big game until we get sick"

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Princeton Prof. Uwe Reinhardt identified a huge part of the problem of controlling health-care costs by eliminating waste and fraud in America... Read more

Penn's Emanuel is a "big skeptic" of health-care savings on drugs targeted to individuals

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Plenty of folks in medicine and pharmaceuticals hope that targeted therapy and personalized medicine will lead to better treatments - and big... Read more

LA jury awards $8.3 million in first trial of J&J's DePuy hip implant

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In the first trial among thousands of lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson's over its DePuy artificial hip, a Los Angeles jury awarded a... Read more

K-Y Jelly versions recalled by J&J's McNeil consumer division

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Johnson & Johnson's consumer products division has stopped selling - and recalled from stores remaining stocks of - several versions of... Read more

South Philly native and Teva Chairman Phillip Frost says drugmaker can't be nostalgic

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Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd., board chairman Phillip Frost, who grew up in South Philadelphia, said in an interview with Bloomberg Markets magazine... Read more