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Business Leery of Alabama Ruling on Drug Warnings

August 23, 2014 11:30 am | by Jay Reeves - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Business isn't buying the Alabama Supreme Court's attempt to limit the fallout from its decision saying brand-name drugmakers can be held liable for warnings on generic medication produced by other companies. A majority of justices signed off on an opinion that went to lengths last week to say...


Q&A: Care & Recovery Of Ebola-Stricken Aid Workers

August 22, 2014 9:35 am | by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit. They were first two Ebola patients ever brought to the United States...                          


Mallinckrodt Announces Leadership Appointments After Questcor Acquisition

August 22, 2014 9:32 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Mallinckrodt plc announced the appointment of a new Senior Vice President and President of the Company’s Autoimmune and Rare Disease business, as well as a new Senior Vice President and the Chief Compliance Officer at Mallinckrodt. The appointments are effective immediately.


Combining Vaccines Boosts Polio Immunity

August 22, 2014 9:29 am | by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity.                          


New Hydrocodone Restrictions Take Effect

August 22, 2014 9:27 am | by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.                   


AIDS Fungus Grows On Trees

August 21, 2014 4:34 pm | by Duke University | News | Comments

Researchers have pinpointed the environmental source of fungal infections that have been sickening HIV/AIDS patients in Southern California for decades. It literally grows on trees.                               


Pharmaceutical Feeders

August 21, 2014 4:29 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

This stainless steel pharmaceutical feeder is available in volumetric and gravimetric, single and twin-screw models.

Variable Speed Shaking Dry Bath

August 21, 2014 4:23 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Introducing the new EchoTherm™ Model SC25XT Fully Programmable Variable Speed Shaking Dry Bath for use with biological and other samples.


FDA Approves Eliquis For DVT And PE

August 21, 2014 3:39 pm | by Pfizer | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Pfizer Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a Supplemental New Drug Application for Eliquis for the treatment of DVT and PE, and for the reduction in the risk of recurrent DVT and PE following initial therapy. 


Biogen Idec Names Adriana Karaboutis EVP, Technology And Business Solutions

August 21, 2014 3:35 pm | by Biogen Idec | News | Comments

Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) announced the appointment of Adriana (Andi) Karaboutis as executive vice president, Technology and Business Solutions, effective September 24, 2014.                  


USP Joins Fight Against Illegal Online Drug Sales

August 21, 2014 3:30 pm | by U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) | News | Comments

As part of a continuing mission to improve global health, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has joined with the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP) to combat the threat posed by the illegal online sale of medicines.                       


AstraZeneca Announces Partnership With Illumina To Develop Gene Sequencing Panel

August 21, 2014 3:23 pm | News | Comments

AstraZeneca announced that it has entered into a collaboration with gene sequencing company Illumina, Inc. to develop its next generation sequencing (NGS) platform for companion diagnostic tests applicable across AstraZeneca’s oncology portfolio.


FDA Approves Changes To Covidien's Manufacturing Process

August 21, 2014 10:02 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Covidien plc announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved changes to the manufacturing process for the polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coating on the delivery wire of the company’s Pipeline™ embolization device.           


Baxter Plans Multi-million Dollar Expansion In Alabama

August 21, 2014 9:53 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Health care company Baxter International has announced plans for a multimillion expansion of its manufacturing plant in Opelika, Ala.                                


Insulin Offers New Hope In The Treatment Of Acute Pancreatitis

August 21, 2014 9:49 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Recent research from shows that insulin, which is normally released from the beta cells of the pancreas, prevents the toxic effects of alcohol and fatty acid metabolites.                    



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