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Topic - Glaxosmithkline
Some of the world's biggest drugmakers are playing a larger role in anti-doping efforts at this year's Winter Olympics: They're providing information on drugs that once would have been considered proprietary trade secrets.
Ligand Pharmaceuticals said Monday that its drug Promacta has received "breakthrough" designation by U.S. regulators for a new use in patients with a rare form of anemia.
Newer vaccines against rotavirus, a severe diarrheal disease in children, slightly raise the risk of a rare bowel problem that doomed an earlier vaccine, new studies show. But researchers say the modern vaccines are much safer and well worth this very small risk.
China has accused British-based big pharm GlaxoSmithKline of offering bribes and kickbacks in order to boost sales across the country.
The federal government has signed a $200 million deal with GlaxoSmithKline to develop powerful antibiotics that can combat bioterrorism and overcome resistance issues that have made some prescriptions worthless in recent years.
Health officials are warning of the rise of the "superbugs" — bacteria and other pathogens that cannot be killed by modern medicine.
There's reassuring news for pregnant women miserable with morning sickness: A very large study in Denmark finds no evidence that using a popular anti-nausea drug will harm their babies.
Drug company GlaxoSmithKline saw its third-quarter fall by nearly a fifth as sales fell in Europe and the United States.
More Americans than ever are taking generic drugs, as blockbuster medicines like Plavix and Lipitor become available in low-cost versions. But the government's revelation this week that it mistakenly approved a defective generic antidepressant could stoke longtime concerns about the quality of knockoff drugs.
Teva Pharmaceuticals has stopped shipping its generic version of a popular antidepressant after a federal analysis showed the pill does not work properly.
The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved the new flu vaccine for the season beginning this year.
British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3 billion in fines _ the largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history _ for criminal and civil violations involving 10 drugs that are taken by millions of people.
The Supreme Court has ruled that sales representatives for pharmaceutical companies do not qualify for overtime pay under federal law, a big victory for the drug industry.
Despite lackluster acceptance among girls for a vaccine to prevent cancer-causing sexually transmitted viruses, the American Academy of Pediatrics is fully recommending that boys get the shots as well.
The quest for the world's first malaria vaccine appears to have taken a big step: A study in Africa shows experimental shots cut the risk of disease in young children by half.