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NanoSphere unveils cannabinoids delivery system

June 18, 2015 11:38 am | News | Comments

NanoSphere Health Sciences is the first and only patent-pending nanoparticle delivery system for medical and recreational cannabis.

Teva and Microchips Biotech partner on digital drug delivery

June 18, 2015 11:11 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

“The microchip-based implant is truly at the intersection of digital technology and medicine and...

Arrowhead Gold to acquire Bio Therapeutic Molecules

June 18, 2015 11:08 am | News | Comments

Pursuant to the agreement, Arrowhead will acquire all shares of BTMI from the BTMI shareholders...

Report ranks Abilify as top-selling drug

June 17, 2015 11:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The antipsychotic medication for treatment of depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia...

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Tribute Pharmaceuticals acquires Medical Futures

June 17, 2015 11:36 am | News | Comments

The acquisition further diversifies Tribute's product portfolio in Canada through the addition of 13 marketed and two pipeline products.

Botox maker Allergan adds 'double-chin' drug with $2.1B deal

June 17, 2015 11:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Botox maker Allergan Plc. is buying Kythera Biopharmaceuticals for about $2.1 billion, adding a drug that destroys fat cells and eliminates the cosmetic condition referred to as "double chin".

Smarter cold chains could improve global health

June 16, 2015 11:32 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

DHL highlights some critical challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry as global demand for expensive, structurally complex and temperature-sensitive biologics and specialty drugs grows.

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Pharma pipeline value jumps to $493B

June 16, 2015 11:26 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Prescription drug sales are forecasted to grow nearly 5% annually over the next five years.

The 2015 list of top recommended healthcare products

June 16, 2015 11:20 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

See which products rose to the top of this year's list.

BDI Pharma reports year-to-date revenues up 37%

June 16, 2015 11:12 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

One driver for the company's success is the increased emphasis on strategic partnerships with manufacturers.

Meet the ‘Breaking Bad’ chemist who’s helping make science cool

June 16, 2015 10:48 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

Dr. Donna Nelson, the former scientific advisor to the hit-show “Breaking Bad” and president-elect of the American Chemical Society talks Hollywood, making meth, and the most urgent issue facing the chemical industry.

Deloitte report: Open R&D models increase chances for late-stage success

June 15, 2015 12:02 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Deloitte's report suggests that biopharmaceutical companies could have greater success if they collaborate with other organizations — even competitors — as part of an open innovation approach to research and development.

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Actavis changes name

June 15, 2015 11:51 am | News | Comments

The combination of Allergan and Actavis created one of the world's top 10 pharmaceutical companies by revenue and a leader in a new industry model.

New England Biolabs announces plans for GMP manufacturing

June 12, 2015 11:16 am | News | Comments

The plans include the construction of a new 30,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, fully GMP-compliant cleanroom facility.

Walgreens recalls bottles of women's multivitamins

June 12, 2015 11:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is recalling a line of women's multivitamins because the packaging is not child-resistant.

Novartis gains FDA approval for childhood blood disorder drug

June 12, 2015 11:08 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

ITP affects as many as 5 in 100,000 children each year and is characterized by a low platelet count.

Uncertainty over execution drug requires review

June 12, 2015 10:47 am | by KATHLEEN FOODY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Attorneys for a Georgia woman on death row say apparent uncertainty about what caused cloudiness in a lethal injection drug strengthens their argument that she not be put to death until a judge determines her rights won't be violated.

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South Korea reports 10th death from MERS virus

June 11, 2015 12:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea reported a 10th death from the MERS virus on Thursday, although officials say they believe the disease has peaked.

Federal officials want to spend $20B on AIDS drugs, based on 45 cases

June 11, 2015 11:51 am | by Jane M. Orient, M.D. | Blogs | Comments

The AIDS industry and its government allies were just waiting for evidence to justify a change in policy.

More than half of all life sciences companies now 'data-driven'

June 11, 2015 11:43 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Reltio has released the findings of a new study that dramatically illustrates the life sciences industry's move toward optimizing the use of data.

Murder charge dropped against woman who induced abortion with pills

June 11, 2015 11:32 am | by KATHLEEN FOODY, RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards dismissed a malice murder charge against 23-year-old Kenlissia Jones, who spent about three days in jail after seeking help at a hospital.

Carna announces collaboration with J&J

June 11, 2015 11:22 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Carna Biosciences today announced a worldwide licensing agreement with Janssen Biotech to further develop and commercialize compounds from one of Carna Bioscience’s small molecule protein kinase inhibitor programs.

Johnson & Johnson starts project to prevent Type 1 diabetes

June 11, 2015 11:04 am | by LINDA A. JOHNSON, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

It's the healthcare giant's first project under its ambitious initiative to prevent or at least intercept and reduce harm from many diseases.

Improved detection of pyrogens using the monocyte activation test

June 10, 2015 12:23 pm | by Audrey Borel, PharmD Global Product Manager - Rapid Release Testing Pharma, EMD Millipore; Bodo Holtkamp, Biotest AG, GBU Mikrobiologie; Gabriele Schmitz, Biotest AG, GBU Mikrobiologie; Thomas Hartung, Johns Hopkins University, Center for Alternatives | Articles | Comments

When present in pharmaceutical products, pyrogenic substances can prove harmful to humans by causing life threatening fevers. Therefore, testing of pharmaceutical products for pyrogens is critical to ensure patient safety.

Quotient delivers breakthrough first-in-human program for Corcept

June 10, 2015 10:40 am | by Quotient Clinical | News | Comments

The program focused on a next generation selective glucocorticoid receptor antagonist in development for the treatment of Cushing’s syndrome and certain cancers.

Vetter Completes Chicago Expansion

June 10, 2015 10:26 am | by Vetter | News | Comments

The CDMO unveiled initiatives that include additional staff for daily clinical manufacturing operations, as well as the doubling of capacities for performing visual inspection and in-process control.

BioPharmaSpec opens new lab to provide characterization services to the biopharmaceutical market

June 9, 2015 11:25 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

"The demand for our characterization services from North and South America has also been strong," said BioPharmaSpec Founder and President Professor Howard R. Morris.

AM-Pharma receives FDA and EMA orphan drug designation to treat hypophosphatasia

June 9, 2015 11:13 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

RecAP is currently in Phase II development for testing the potential treatment of acute kidney injury, with the potential to be developed for hypophosphatasia.

Health officials tracing path of woman with rare TB

June 9, 2015 11:07 am | by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The woman has an extremely drug-resistant form of the disease, which is impervious to most TB drugs.

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