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Pittsburgh Researcher Convicted of Poisoning Wife

November 10, 2014 2:45 pm | by JOE MANDAK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Jurors who convicted a University of Pittsburgh researcher of first-degree murder in the cyanide poisoning death of his wife say they didn't find his explanations believable and were moved by a 911 call.        

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Alexion Pharma Co-Founder Squinto to Retire

November 10, 2014 2:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alexion Pharmaceuticals has named Senior Vice President Julie O'Neill to replace company co-founder Stephen Squinto when the executive vice president and chief global operations officer retires Jan. 1         

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Orexigen Rises as Weight Loss Drug Review Proceeds

November 10, 2014 2:24 pm | News | Comments

Shares of Orexigen Therapeutics jumped Monday after the company said a European Union review of its weight loss drug Contrave, which was approved in the U.S. in September, is progressing on schedule.         

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Achillion Rises on New Hepatitis C Drug Study

November 10, 2014 2:20 pm | News | Comments

Achillion said all 12 patients who were treated with its drug ACH-3102 and Sovaldi, a blockbuster medication sold by Gilead Sciences had undetectable levels of the hepatitis C virus after eight weeks. Patients took the drugs once per day and Achillion said none of them have suffered a disease relapse.

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Core Coating Module for Tablet Press

November 10, 2014 11:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

The core coating module is a modular enhancement designed for the original FlexiTab®, a freely-controllable single-punch press ideal for use in Galenics development and small batch production applications.

Desiccant Capsules

November 10, 2014 9:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new AdCap® product family consists of drop-in desiccant capsules for the protection of moisture-sensitive products. They are best suited for solid pharmaceuticals such as tablets and capsules, as well as food supplements.

Skin Cancer Treatment Becoming More Expensive; Obesity Research

November 10, 2014 8:59 am | Videos | Comments

A new study shows that the cost for treating skin cancer has increased by 126 percent in recent years. Also, new research on obesity in children.                  

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FDA Cracking Down on Dietary Supplement Company

November 10, 2014 8:54 am | Videos | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is suing one company for allegedly failing to properly test its ingredients.                        

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Ebola - By the Numbers

November 10, 2014 8:47 am | by MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

As the biggest-ever outbreak of Ebola continues to ravage West Africa, here are a few key numbers to get a handle on the epidemic.                    

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Supreme Court Will Look at 'Obamacare' Subsidies

November 10, 2014 8:43 am | by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law — a case that threatens subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their health insurance premiums.     

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Study: Hundreds of Kids Harmed by Detergent 'Pods'

November 10, 2014 8:38 am | by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years, researchers report. Coma and seizures were among the most serious complications.

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Ebola Nurse to Be Advocate for Health Workers

November 10, 2014 8:35 am | by DAVID SHARP, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Maine nurse who battled politicians over her quarantine after she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa said she will continue speaking out on behalf of public health workers.          

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Dendreon Files for Bankruptcy Protection

November 10, 2014 8:29 am | by TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Dendreon is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and has reached a financial restructuring agreement with investors holding more than $520 million in debt. The Seattle company listed more than $664 million in total debts and $364.6 million in assets in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court filing on Monday.

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Mexican Meth Increasingly Supplanting At-Home Labs

November 10, 2014 8:21 am | by JIM SALTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's Heartland is ridding itself of the scourge of homemade methamphetamine, with lab seizures down by nearly half in many high-meth states. Any celebration is muted: Meth use remains high, but people are increasingly turning to cheaper, imported Mexican meth rather than making their own.

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Liberia Village Becomes a New Ebola Epicenter

November 10, 2014 8:16 am | by WADE WILLIAMS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The community of Jene-Wonde in Grand Cape Mount County near the border with Sierra Leone has become a new epicenter for the deadly Ebola outbreak in Liberia, which is also hitting Sierra Leone and Guinea.        

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