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11 min ago |

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.


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

11 min ago |

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.


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

1 hr ago | 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.


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

5 hrs ago | 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.


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

9 hrs ago | 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.


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


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.


Related Topix: Science / Technology


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.


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.


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 .


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.


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

Wed Jul 09, 2014


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.


Related Topix: Merck , Medicine, Healthcare Industry


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.


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


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.


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

No big deal: CDC discovers vials of smallpox in a forgotten cardboard box in an old storage room

The two pop superstars were in Whistler last weekend for the wedding of their manager Scooter Braun, who discovered Bieber and Jepsen.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Wedding, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Food and Drug Administration

KHOU-TV Houston

Celgene says Otezla falls short in added use study

Shares of Celgene Corp. slipped in premarket trading Wednesday after the drugmaker said its psoriatic arthritis treatment Otezla missed the main goal of a late-stage study exploring an additional use.


Related Topix: Celgene, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Psoriatic Arthritis, Health, Arthritis, Summit, NJ

The Florida Times-Union

Prices of generic drugs soar as mergers reduce competition

In the 34 years Gary Roberts has been a pharmacist, he has never witnessed such large percentage increases in the cost of many generic drugs.


Related Topix: Pharmaceuticals, Prednisolone (generic), Pred Forte, Medicine, Allergan


Sanofi sues Eli Lilly over insulin rival to Lantus

Sanofi SA, whose top-selling Lantus helps diabetics control blood sugar levels, has filed a lawsuit accusing Eli Lilly and Co of infringing seven patents related to insulin and devices used to deliver it.


Related Topix: Medicine, Lantus, Insulin Glargine (generic), Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Eli Lilly, Healthcare Industry, Genzyme General, Origin Healthcare Solutions, Acambis

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WLNS-TV Lansing

Trial For Ex-Teacher Accused Of Sex With Girl, 13

On Thursday an Ingham County judge allowed the state to temporarily close "Tina's Tiny Tots" through today's hearing.


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

Customer Interaction Solutions

Salix Pharmaceuticals to Combine with Cosmo Technologies to Form Salix Pharmaceuticals, plc

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. and Cosmo Pharmaceuticals S.p.A. today announced a definitive merger agreement under which Salix will combine with Cosmo Technologies Limited , a subsidiary of Cosmo.


Related Topix: Salix Pharmaceuticals, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Inventions, Science / Technology, Marketing

AIDS research team in Iowa loses $1.38M grant

Dong-Pyou Han has pleaded not guilty in federal court to four counts of making false statements in research reports.


Related Topix: Iowa State University, National Institutes of Health, Medicine, Healthcare Industry


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