4 hrs ago
FDA Alert: Grapefruit & Medications, A Dangerous Mix
If you are taking Allegra, Lipitor, or other over-the-counter and prescription medicines, think twice before consuming these drugs along with grapefruit juice.
10 hrs ago
Boomer drug of choice? It might be Lipitor
Here's one thing that Congress could do in its effort to get Medicare spending under control: Let the program stock up on generic antidepressants and Lipitor, at a bulk discount.
18 hrs ago
Amarin: FDA Panel Date, Misplaced Hype For Fixed-Dose Combo
Second, the misguided reasons Amarin bulls are so excited about a fixed-dose combination of Vascepa and a cholesterol-lowering statin.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
IPO Review: Esperion Therapeutics, Inc.
Esperion Therapeutics is offering 4,500,000 shares of its common stock. The anticipated initial public offering price per share will be between $13 and $15.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
The Motley Fool
Top Treatments for High Cholesterol
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Statins Plus Certain Antibiotics May Set Off Toxic Reaction: Study
Doctors should avoid ordering certain antibiotics for older patients who take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, such as Lipitor, Canadian researchers say.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
International Business Times
UK Faces Flood of Cheap Viagra Alternatives as Patent Expires
The UK patent for Viagra expires on Friday 21 June, and the market will be flooded with cheaper alternatives, with experts predicting serious consequences for both the legal and illegal drug trades.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
New Report Examines Efforts To Reduce The Impact Of Generic Competition For Popular Drug Lipitor
AARP's Public Policy Institute have released a new Rx Price Watch report examining efforts by Pfizer to reduce the impact of generic competition for the popular anti-cholesterol drug Lipitor.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Lipitor Litigation Teleseminar
What is the cancellation policy? No refunds or vouchers for cancellation. Your registration fee may be applied towards the purchase of the audio recording upon request.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
New Report Examines Efforts to Reduce the Impact of Generic Competition for Popular Drug Lipitor
The report breaks down the unusually aggressive strategy reportedly undertaken by Lipitor's manufacturer before and after the drug's patent expired and discusses how the effort could become a model for other brand name drug manufacturers facing generic competition, ultimately increasing costs for consumers and publicly-funded programs like Medicare ... (more)
Contract Pharma Breaking News
Abcam Licenses Pfizer Research Compounds
Abcam's Biochemicals division has entered into a license agreement with Pfizer to supply a range of authentic Pfizer compounds for use as preclinical research tools, along with Abcam Biochemicals range of more than 2000 bioactive small molecules.
The Indian Express
Domestic drug prices immune to pharma acquisitions
Fears that Big Pharma controlling Indian drugmakers could reduce access and affordability of key medicines have triggered rules on 100% foreign direct investment, but sales data show there is little to worry.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Risk of incident diabetes among patients treated with statins: population based study
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Mon Jun 10, 2013
PBS gap a bonanza for chemists
PATIENTS are paying $220 a year too much for the nation's biggest selling medicine because of the government's poor management of the drug subsidy scheme.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Book review | 'Are Your Prescriptions Killing You?'
Are Your Prescriptions Killing You?" should be required reading for patients 60 years of age or older.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Chemical & Engineering News
Bruce Roth Awarded 2013 Perkin Medal
The Society of Chemical Industry has selected Bruce D. Roth , vice president of discovery chemistry at Genentech, as the winner of the 2013 Perkin Medal .
Thu Jun 06, 2013
12:43: New law will compel pharmacists to sell cheaper drugs
Pharmacists will be legally obliged to substitute branded medicines with cheaper, generic drugs within months.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Statins, Chronic Disease -- and the Definition of Insanity - Health Stew - Boston.com
Two recent developments -- an advisory from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and one new study -- caught my attention over the past week.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Cholesterol Medicines:Side Effects May Outweigh Benefits
At least four in every ten Australians over the age of 65 are taking a cholesterol-lowering medicine, with statins such as atorvastatin, simvastatin and rosuvastatin the most commonly prescribed.
Anti-cholesterol drugs may do more harm than good for older people
Elderly people, who often take a lot of different pills, may be at greater risk of side effects caused by statins interacting with other drugs.