PhillyPharma Archive: May, 2012

Mylan's generic version of blood-thinner Plavix gets FDA approval

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Clopidogrel - known in branded form as Plavix - is the blood-thinning drug taken by millions of people with heart disease to avoid heart attacks... Read more

Human Genome Sciences again says no to GSK, exploring options

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Human Genome Sciences said Thursday that its board of directors again rejected the $2.6 billion takeover offer from GlaxoSmithKline. The two... Read more

Imodium recalled by Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare

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McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the beleaguered Fort Washington drug maker, recalled more products on Thursday. This time, McNeil recalled one... Read more

Cardinal Health won't ship pain pills from Florida facility under DEA deal

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Cardinal Health, one of the big three pharmaceutical wholesalers, reached an agreement with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, under... Read more

Big pharma shopping, Grassley investigating

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San Diego-based Amylin Pharmaceuticals has been a takeover target for several months and more companies are reportedly looking at its books... Read more

Soldiers, veterans, PTSD and antipsychotic drugs

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The nation has a huge challenge and obligation regarding the soldiers and airmen, Marines and sailors, who are lucky enough to come home alive... Read more

FDA advisory panel endorses pill to prevent HIV infection

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A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted Thursday to endorse a pill that is supposed to prevent HIV infection. Truvada is... Read more

Senators Baucus, Grassley investigate pushing of painkillers

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Opioid painkillers have pushed aside heroin and cocaine as the biggest drug killers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read more