Amag said its partner Takeda Pharmaceutical is taking a batch of the drug off the market in Switzerland. Amag said four patients experienced severe allergic reactions to the drug, and one of those patients died. That batch was sold only in Switzerland, and the recall doesn't affect any other countries.
At a meeting today with industry analysts, senior leaders from the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) announced they anticipate submitting more than 10 new product filings and more than 25 significant brand line extensions by 2017.
Biogen Idec today announced that Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, Ph.D., has been named the company’s Chief Scientific Officer (CSO). Dr. Artavanis-Tsakonas had served as interim CSO while on sabbatical from Harvard Medical School. He will now continue in this role in a permanent capacity, and will also lead the company’s research strategy, capabilities and discovery platforms.
Royalty Pharma has eased one of its conditions for completing its recently increased offer to buy Irish drugmaker Elan Corp. PLC for $12.50 per share, or about $7.5 billion. The New York company said Thursday it had lowered a threshold for the percentage of shareholders who must vote for the deal to more than 50 percent from 90 percent.
A federal panel of medical experts said that an experimental insomnia drug from Merck & Co. Inc. appears safe and effective, despite evidence from company trials that the pill can cause daytime sleepiness and difficulty driving. A majority of Food and Drug Administration panelists voted...
Unit produces the mixing effect by vibration transmitted from an electro-magnetic drive to a perforated plate with several conical holes. Due to the Bernoulli effect, this vibration causes the liquid to be pumped upward or downward through the holes. It can be used in open or closed tanks under sterile conditions and vacuum.
The CVI™ Series is especially designed for inflatable seals used in a wide range of pharmaceutical and medical seal applications. The compounds are available in silicone and EPDM. USP Class VI certification, the most stringent protocol for classification of compounds used in medical and other healthcare applications.
Moody's Investors Service on Wednesday placed Hospira Inc.'s "Baa3" long-term debt rating under review for possible downgrade. The ratings agency said the move was based on a concern that the drug and medical device maker's performance over the next few years remains uncertain as a result of costs...
GlaxoSmithKline PLC says it's starting an unusual collaboration with the U.S. government to develop several antibiotics for both bioterrorism threats and bacterial infections resistant to current medicines. Antibiotic resistance will become a global crisis, experts predict, because most drug...
The Ystral Conti-TDS features powder induction, wetting and then dispersing of an agglomerate-free liquid – all with one machine. The patented Conti-TDS system operates dust-free and loss-free. The Conti-TDS process allows better reactivity and higher efficiencies for the raw material resulting in a higher quality end product with no agglomeration. It also minimizes production time and completely avoids partial processing steps, thereby minimizing costs.
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) today announced that Lori Reilly will become Executive Vice President of Policy and Research, effective June 7, 2013. She succeeds Rick Smith, who will retire after 11 years of service with PhRMA. Reilly will report directly to PhRMA President and CEO John Castellani and serve as a member of the PhRMA Management Committee.
Pfizer Inc. today announced its intention to split off its remaining interest in Zoetis Inc., through an exchange offer. Zoetis, formerly Pfizer’s animal health business, completed its initial public offering (IPO) in February 2013. In the exchange offer, Pfizer shareholders can exchange all, some or none of their shares of Pfizer common stock for shares of Zoetis common stock owned by Pfizer.
The American Cancer Society — one of the nation's best known and influential health advocacy groups — is 100 years old this week. Back in 1913 when it was formed, cancer was a lesser threat for most Americans. The biggest killers then were flu, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and stomach bugs. At a time when average life expectancy was 47, few lived long enough to get cancer.
A new asthma drug being developed by Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals may help patients whose condition is not well controlled by existing medicines, according to the results of a small clinical trial released Tuesday. In the 12-week study, the number of asthma attacks or other outbreaks of symptoms decreased by 87 percent in those getting the drug, Dupilumab, compared with those getting a placebo.
WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co Inc. said it will repurchase $5 billion worth of its common stock under an accelerated share repurchase agreement with Goldman Sachs & Co. Merck, the world's third-largest drugmaker, said the buyback program is part of a previously announced $15...