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J&J: Business Doing Well on New Product Approvals

April 24, 2014 1:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky says all three of its business segments are doing well and made significant medical advances last year.                  

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Measles Off To a Fast Start, As Cases Trend Up

April 24, 2014 2:50 pm | by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996. Authorities say 129 cases in 13 states were reported by mid-April, the bulk of them in California and New York City.

AmerisourceBergen Deal with Walgreen Raises Earnings

April 24, 2014 2:08 pm | News | Comments

AmerisourceBergen's profit surged and revenue soared during the second, thanks largely to a supply deal the prescription drug distributor signed with Walgreen last year. It also raised its profit expectations for the year.     


Tablet Press Offers Increased Output and Hygienic Design

April 24, 2014 12:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Manesty TPR 500 tablet press is equipped with several technical novelties such as a die table, torque drive and tablet discharge chute, as well as an intuitive human machine interface (HMI).


Deal Flurry Shows Drug Makers’ Move to Specialization

April 24, 2014 8:58 am | Videos | Comments

The recent flurry of drug deals shows how the global pharmaceutical industry is reversing course, as companies narrow their focus after decades of diversifying their drug portfolios.            


Two New Drugs Give Hope for Migraine Sufferers

April 24, 2014 8:44 am | Videos | Comments

Report takes a look at new treatments that may help prevent migraines.                               


Reusable Working Platform for Conical Shaped Vessels

April 24, 2014 8:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Working platforms can be installed inside almost all conical process vessels like reactors, Nauta style mixer/dryers and single shaft dryers and mixers.

Ebola Death Toll in West Africa Rises to 147

April 24, 2014 8:28 am | News | Comments

The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. In a statement posted on its website, the organization said more than 240 cases of the virus have been recorded in Guinea and Liberia.   


FDA Approves Sylvant for Rare Castleman’s Disease

April 24, 2014 8:18 am | News | Comments

The FDA has approved Sylvant (siltuximab) to treat patients with multicentric Castleman’s disease (MCD), a rare disorder similar to lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes). MCD causes an abnormal overgrowth of immune cells in lymph nodes and related tissues in the body.


Celgene Acquires Late-Stage Product for Crohn’s Disease and Other Gastrointestinal Disorders

April 24, 2014 8:14 am | News | Comments

Celgene Corporation entered into a global license agreement with Nogra Pharma Limited, a private pharmaceutical company based in Dublin, Ireland, to develop and commercialize GED-0301, an oral antisense DNA oligonucleotide targeting Smad7 mRNA for the treatment of moderate-to-severe Crohn’s disease and other indications.


Quintiles and Biogen Idec Announce Clinical Development Partnership

April 24, 2014 8:08 am | News | Comments

Quintiles, a provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services, and Biogen Idec  have entered into a five-year strategic clinical development agreement. The multi-year collaboration is designed to leverage the expertise and experience from both organizations to optimize Biogen Idec’s clinical development processes.


FDA Proposes First Regulations for E-Cigarettes

April 24, 2014 8:01 am | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.       


Valeant to Replace Three Board Members; Allergan Adopts Poison Pill Defense

April 23, 2014 2:24 pm | by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International says three of its directors will not stand for re-election this year as it pursues the acquisition of Botox maker Allergan, which has adopted a "poison pill" defense while it considers the offer.   


EMD Millipore Appoints CEO and President

April 23, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

EMD Millipore has announced the appointment of Udit Batra, Ph.D. as its incoming President and CEO, responsible for the organization’s strategic direction to drive growth and product innovation as well as oversight of the worldwide operations. Dr. Batra will assume leadership effective May 15, 2014 and be based at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Massachusetts.


Pharma Pac Headed For Closure; Lays Off More Employees

April 23, 2014 8:56 am | by JEFF AMY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Kemper County drugmaker has laid off most of its remaining employees, making it likely that it will shut down while owing the state economic development money. Pharma Pac laid off 84 employees from its DeKalb facility on March 7, according to a notice filed with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.


Zogenix Responds to Massachusetts Governor's Action Singling Out Zohydro ER

April 23, 2014 8:44 am | News | Comments

Zogenix has released a statement regarding Massachusetts’s restriction of Zohydro.                            



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