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Sun Pharma recalls over 40,000 bottles of antidepressant

A man carrying a gas cylinder walks out of the research and development centre of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd in Mumbai May 29, 2014.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Effexor, Venlafaxine (generic), Food and Drug Administration, Pharmaceuticals, Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Healthcare Industry

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Biz Break: Yahoo, Salesforce and Microsoft go shopping for startups

Today: Yahoo picks up an Israeli video startup, Salesforce agrees to buy Palo Alto big-data startup RelateIQ for $390 million, and Microsoft scoops up a San Jose company.

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Related Topix: Salesforce, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Celebrities, Katie Couric, Marketing

Reuters

Shire confirms in talks with AbbVie on takeover bid

Shire Plc on Friday confirmed it has held a meeting with U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc to discuss AbbVie's takeover bid for the Dublin-based maker of drugs for rare diseases.

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Related Topix: Shire plc

WLNE-TV Providence

Biden calls on governors to lead nation

Citing a recurring problem with safety, U.S. officials have suspended the shipment of potentially dangerous germs from government laboratories in Atlanta to other labs.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, US News, US Politics, Joe Biden, Gay/Lesbian

Post and Courier

Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

Citing an anthrax scare and a recurring problem with safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

KXLY-TV Spokane

CDC lab safety called into question

Concluding its investigation into the unintended anthrax exposure at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, the CDC says it has found another more "distressing" problem due to lab workers not following protocol.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Times Herald

CDC increases lab safety regulations after recent scares

It may interest you to know that the price of a children's book hasn't wavered much at all in the... Years ago, my father said to me, 'Son, when the day comes that you find that special girl and you... This 1975 file electronmicrograph from the Centers for Disease Control shows the smallpox virus.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Bethesda, MD, Bird Flu, Health

Tri-cityherald.com

CDC safety lapses shut 2 labs, stop shipments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also shut down two of its laboratories where the recent safety lapses took place.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Sunherald.com

National Cancer Institute ends Md. lab mice deal

The Frederick News-Post reported Friday that the agency says its $34 million contract with Charles River Laboratories International Inc. will end Sept.

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Related Topix: National Cancer Institute, Charitable Organizations, Frederick, MD, Charles River Laboratories International, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

AlertNet

U.S. senators ask Gilead to explain cost of Sovaldi hepatitis drug

Two members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, including Chairman Ron Wyden, on Friday asked Gilead Sciences Inc to defend the more than $80,000 cost of its breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C, citing the expense to federal healthcare programs.

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Related Topix: Gilead Sciences, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Hepatitis, Health, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, US Politics, Startups, Pharmaceuticals, Pharmasset

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

The financ... )--E2open, Inc. , the leading provider of strategic, cloud-based software solutions for collaborative planning and execution across global trading n... )--Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. today reported that its assets under management as of June 30, 2014 totaled $112.0 billion.

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Related Topix: Startups, Medicine, Pharmaceuticals, McKesson, Household Products, Healthcare Industry, Silicon Image, Integrated Device Technology, Citrix Systems, Software

The Washington Post

Spinversions Make Giants Candidates to Escape U.S. Tax: Real M&A

American conglomerates that want a piece of the tax-inversion deal bonanza may start turning to a new tactic.

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Related Topix: Johnson & Johnson, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, Advanced Transit Dynamics, VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Startups, LOC-AID Technologies

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Biopharm

Biotech Industry Forms International Council

The Biotechnology Industry Organization is reporting that an international confederation of biotechnology trade associations has created the International Council on Biotechnology Associations to advocate for public policies that support worldwide biotechnology growth.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

KRNV-TV Reno

Scripps Research kills takeover by USC

The financially strapped Scripps Research Institute has decided it won't merge with or be acquired by the University of Southern California.

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Related Topix: Scripps Research Institute, Technical Services, University of Southern California, La Jolla (San Diego, CA), La Jolla Pharmaceutical, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

West Australian

Nestle adds skincare muscle by completing Valeant deal

Swiss food giant Nestle announced Thursday that it had bolstered its hand in the medical skin treatment market by finalising a deal with Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.

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Related Topix: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International

Business Journal

How does Ohio rank when it comes to painkiller prescriptions?

Ohio sits in the middle of the pack when it comes to painkiller prescriptions, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Globe and Mail

The close: Stocks rise as Fed signals no rush to hike rates

North American markets rallied as minutes from the latest meeting of the Federal Reserve indicated that the U.S. central bank plans to end its massive bond buyback program in October and is in no hurry to raise interest rates.

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Related Topix: Medicine, North American Scientific, Medical Equipment, Healthcare Industry, Financial Markets, Ann Arbor, MI, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Reuters

Credit Suisse names vice chairman of healthcare group -memo

Credit Suisse AG has named senior banker Tom Davidson vice chairman of its global healthcare group, according to a memo released to employees on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Merck , Medicine, Healthcare Industry

ECNmag

DARPA selects Lawrence Livermore to develop world's first neural device to restore memory

The Department of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory up to $2.5 million to develop an implantable neural device with the ability to record and stimulate neurons within the brain to help restore memory, DARPA officials announced this week.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, UC Los Angeles, Science / Technology

13WHAM

3 hurt in chemical spill at NY laboratory

Three workers at a New York pharmaceutical laboratory have received hospital treatment after being exposed to a potentially lethal chemical compound.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Medicine, Pharmaceuticals, Barr Laboratories, Healthcare Industry, Rockland County, NY

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