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Merck KGaA to Buy Sigma Aldrich for $17B

September 22, 2014 | by David Mchugh - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Merck says it has agreed to buy St. Louis-based chemical firm Sigma-Aldrich Corp. for $17 billion. Darmstadt-based Merck KGaA said Monday it is paying $140 per share in cash for all of Sigma-Aldrich's shares — a premium of 37 percent over Friday's closing price of $102.37.

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Access Pharmaceuticals Announces New Management and New Corporate Name

September 22, 2014 9:01 am | News | Comments

ACCESS Pharmaceuticals has signed an exclusive, global license agreement with Plasma Technologies for the development and commercialization of its proprietary plasma fractionation process. Concurrently, the company announced a new corporate management team and its intention to strategically refocus and rebrand the company as PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals.

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A Misused Metric Is Worse Than No Metric at All

September 22, 2014 8:55 am | by Dan Miklovic, Principal Analyst at LNS Research | Blogs | Comments

At LNS Research we believe in the expression “you can’t control what you don’t measure.” With that, we’ve focused a significant part of our research on identifying the “Metrics That Matter.” And one of the topics of we find of most interest to our Global Executive Council is benchmarking and understanding how to measure performance.

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Contagious Virus Killing Dogs in New Jersey

September 22, 2014 8:44 am | Videos | Comments

A Parvo virus outbreak in Trenton, N.J., has claimed dozens of pets' lives.                              

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Lannett Launches Oxycodone Hydrochloride Oral Solution

September 22, 2014 8:36 am | News | Comments

Lannett Company today announced that it has commenced shipping its recently approved Oxycodone Hydrochloride Oral Solution USP, 100 mg per 5 mL. According to IMS, annualized sales of Oxycodone Hydrochloride Oral Solution USP, 100 mg per 5 mL, at Average Wholesale Price (AWP) were approximately $43M.

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Health Law Enrollment Now 7.3M

September 22, 2014 8:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration says 7.3 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the health care law — down from 8 million reported earlier this year.            

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For Victims, Johns Hopkins Settlement Marks a Step in Recovery

September 22, 2014 8:26 am | by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A judge has finalized a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations.       

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White House Orders Plan for Antibiotic Resistance

September 22, 2014 8:21 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Signaling the seriousness of the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs, President Barack Obama has ordered the government to create a national plan to fight them by early 2015.            

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FDA Revises Food Safety Rules Due Next Year

September 22, 2014 8:16 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained that the regulations could hurt business. The new proposals would relax water quality standards and allow farmers to harvest crops sooner after using raw manure as fertilizer.

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700 Babies May Have Been Exposed to TB at Texas Hospital

September 22, 2014 8:13 am | News | Comments

More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday.            

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Spain: Ebola Test Drug Out of Supply Worldwide

September 22, 2014 8:00 am | News | Comments

Doctors treating a Spanish priest who was repatriated from West Africa on Monday after being diagnosed with the Ebola virus said there were no samples of experimental drug ZMapp available in the world right now, and they were considering alternative treatments.

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Could Acid, Ecstasy Help PTSD Patients?

September 19, 2014 8:44 am | Videos | Comments

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with two leading experts on psychoactive drug research.                            

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Experts Plead for Help Treating Advanced Breast Cancer

September 19, 2014 8:37 am | Videos | Comments

Treatment options for advanced breast cancer are desperately needed, according to cancer experts around the world. Also, a new study found that antidepressants may take less time to work than previously thought.       

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Sierra Leone Begins Three-Day Ebola Lockdown

September 19, 2014 8:30 am | by CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases as the entire West African nation was locked down in their homes in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease.   

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Judge to Hear Objections to Hopkins Settlement

September 19, 2014 8:25 am | by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Baltimore judge was set to hear objections Friday to a preliminary $190 million dollar settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital System and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations.

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PCI Acquires Biotec Services

September 19, 2014 8:21 am | News | Comments

The addition significantly expands PCI's presence in the UK/EU to support global investigational studies of medicinal products by adding packaging, storage and distribution capacity, as well as consultative services for clinical trial supplies. 

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