PhillyPharma Archive: February, 2012

Today is Rare Disease Day

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They are sometimes unheard of by the public and, unfortunately, sometimes hard to diagnose for doctors. They are rare diseases and today is... Read more

Pfizer CEO gets stock bonuses; company adds vitamin C

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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... Read more

Warren Buffett: Johnson & Johnson 'messed up in a lot of ways'

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Billionaire and investing icon Warren Buffett said Monday morning that health-care giant Johnson & Johnson has "obviously messed up in... Read more

Endo Pharmaceuticals' revenue rises, profit drops

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Endo Pharmaceuticals, which is based in Chadds Ford, reported a 57 percent increase in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2011, but acquisition... Read more

Report shows Jefferson Hospitals' billing errors resulted in Medicare overpayment

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Billing errors at two of the three Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in 2008 and 2009 resulted in Medicare overpaying the hospital system... Read more

Foreign company's U.S. plant produces drugs for foreign consumers

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The trade balance calculation might take some doing, but United Kingdom-based Shire is building new manufacturing facilities in the United... Read more

Alex Gorsky got J&J top job after leading medical-devices division

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Alex Gorsky will replace Bill Weldon as chief executive officer of health-care behemoth Johnson & Johnson after leading several divisions... Read more

FDA, drugmakers say they've solved two drug shortages

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and several pharmaceutical companies said Tuesday they have reached agreements to alleviate shortages... Read more