Pharmaceuticals

USFDA seeks details of Biocon’s biosimilar cancer drug pegfilgrastim

10 Oct 2017

Amazon likely on verge of entering retail drugs business

07 Oct 2017

Canada’s Metro Inc to buy pharmacy chain Jean Coutu Group for C$4.5 bn

03 Oct 2017

US and Canadian anti-trust regulators conditionally approve Abbott-Alere merger

29 Sep 2017

FDA warns against Intercept’s liver disease drug after 19 deaths

22 Sep 2017

Pfizer, J&J in legal battle that could shape biosimilars market

21 Sep 2017

Fresh hope for heavy drinkers: new drug may cut craving

18 Sep 2017

Martin Shkreil jailed for offering reward for strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair

14 Sep 2017

Pharma executive Martin Shkreli, who gained notoriety for hiking the price of lifesaving drug Daraprim by 5,000 per cent and is awaiting sentencing for securities fraud, has now been ordered jailed over a Facebook post in which he offered a $5,000 reward for a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair

Allergan transfers drug patent to Mohawk tribe to sidestep lawsuits

09 Sep 2017

The surprise move by Allergan to transfer the patents on a best-selling eye drug to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe could open up a new way for drug makers to head off challenges to patents

US drugmaker allegedly pushed opioid sales using dodgy tactics

08 Sep 2017

Poultry waste raising antibiotics resistance

02 Sep 2017

Abbott Laboratories patches heart devices that could pose cybersecurity risks

31 Aug 2017

FDA cracks down on clinics selling unproven stem cell therapies

30 Aug 2017

Gilead Sciences acquires Kite Pharma for $11.9-bn in cash

29 Aug 2017

New finding on heart disease ‘biggest breakthrough since statins’

28 Aug 2017

Dr Reddy’s plummets on US lawsuit over ‘corporate quality’

28 Aug 2017

Pfizer secures Indian patent for its pneumonia vaccine

23 Aug 2017

Pfizer's patent on the same vaccine was revoked by the European Patent Office last year, and is being challenged in the United States and South Korea

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay record $417 mn in talcum powder case

22 Aug 2017

Echeverria who filed the law suit alleged that Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn consumers even as it was fully aware of the talcum powder’s potential cancer risks

Novartis begins human testing of new anti-malaria drug

21 Aug 2017

FDA approves Pfizer's Bespona for treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia

18 Aug 2017

Draft pharma policy seeks to bridle NPPA’s pricing powers

18 Aug 2017

Drug prices once fixed by the NPPA cannot be revised unless directed by the government or by courts, as per the draft policy

Govt slashes ceiling prices of knee implants by up to 69%

17 Aug 2017

The price cuts, varying from 59 per cent to 69 per cent, are expected to result in overall annual savings of about Rs1,500 crore for the 1-1.5 lakh patients in India

Alternative medicine for cancer raises death risk: study

17 Aug 2017

South Carolina sues Purdue Pharma LP over deceptive marketing practices

16 Aug 2017

Purdue Pharma sued by New Hampshire AG office over deceptive marketing

10 Aug 2017