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Specialty, Generic Drug Costs Drive Medicaid Costs Up

April 13, 2015 4:01 pm | by MARIE FRENCH, Associated Press | News | Comments

The high cost of a drug used to treat Medicaid patients with hepatitis C drew scrutiny from lawmakers earlier this year, but other drugs are also driving up the state's costs and likely will continue to do so for several years, government data reveals.

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FDA Confirms Change of Ownership of 23 US Generic Drugs

April 13, 2015 3:54 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

IDT Australia Limited announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed receipt of the change of ownership letters formally transferring ownership of the 23 generic drug products to IDT.

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Cipher Pharmaceuticals to Acquire INNOCUTIS

April 13, 2015 3:26 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced it has acquired INNOCUTIS Holdings LLC, a privately held specialty dermatology company, for $45.5 million in cash.

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ND Measure Allows Patients to Try Experimental Treatments

April 13, 2015 3:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

North Dakota's Legislature has passed a measure that gives patients the chance to try experimental drugs that haven't gotten final approval for general use from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals To Acquire Advanced Pharmaceuticals and Nutritionals

April 13, 2015 3:13 pm | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

The companies said the acquisition creates a top-tiered global OTC pharmaceutical and nutraceutical company.

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Roche Acquires CAPP Medical

April 13, 2015 1:33 pm | by Roche | News | Comments

Roche has acquired CAPP Medical, a genomics research company founded by Stanford University oncologists and industry veterans.

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Cancer Surge in China Prompts Rise of Special Patient Hotels

April 13, 2015 1:29 pm | by Jack Chang, Associated Press | News | Comments

Many so-called cancer hotels dot the neighborhoods around Chinese hospitals, giving patients an affordable, cozy place to wait for appointments and undergo outpatient treatment.

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Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 U.S. Adults Now Have Health Insurance

April 13, 2015 1:25 pm | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | News | Comments

Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday.

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Hazardous Bulk Bag Conditioning System

April 13, 2015 1:18 pm | by Material Transfer | Product Releases | Comments

The Material Master system utilizes "v-shaped" tubular breaker profiles to efficiently return even the most severely agglomerated materials to a free-flowing state.

BIOSTAT D-DCU fermentor/bioreactor

April 13, 2015 1:11 pm | by Sartorius Stedim Biotech | Product Releases | Comments

Sartorius Stedim Biotech, a global supplier of the biopharmaceutical industry, has launched a new version of its proven stainless steel fermentor/bioreactor BIOSTAT D-DCU.

Neothetics Clinical Trials for Ab Fat Drug

April 13, 2015 1:03 pm | News | Comments

Neothetics initiated Phase 3 trials of a non-invasive injectable for reduction of central abdominal bulging due to subcutaneous fat.

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AstraZeneca and PatientsLikeMe Announce Global Research Collaboration

April 13, 2015 12:54 pm | by AstraZeneca | News | Comments

AstraZeneca and PatientsLikeMe have signed a five-year agreement to provide access to PatientsLikeMe’s global network in support of AstraZeneca’s patient-driven research initiatives.

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Merck, Asian and African Universities Collaborate on Diabetes

April 13, 2015 12:49 pm | by Merck | News | Comments

Merck is introducing Clinical Diabetes management for more than 5000 medical students in 18 medical colleges of Maharashtra University as part of Merck Capacity Advancement Program (CAP) in Asia.

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Vacuum Conveyors with cGMP Design

April 10, 2015 3:43 pm | by Volkmann | News | Comments

Volkmann has designed and manufactured a line of vacuum conveyors to meet the specific needs of the pharmaceutical industry.

Big Retailers Pull Sales of Weight-Loss Supplements With Dangerous Chemical

April 10, 2015 3:30 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

The issue also intensified criticisms of the FDA.

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