The US Supreme Court refused Monday to take up tobacco industry appeals over more than $64 million in damages awarded to former smokers for health problems resulting from their addiction.
German pharmaceuticals maker Boehringer Ingelheim said Wednesday it has agreed to pay $650 million to settle around 4,000 lawsuits relating to its blood-thinning drug Pradaxa.
What medications can be used to treat lung cancer, and how effective are they? Until now, drug companies have had to rely on animal testing to find out. But in the future, a new 3D model lung is set to achieve ...
Two California counties have filed a lawsuit accusing five drug companies of waging a campaign of deception to boost the sales of painkillers behind the nation's prescription drug addiction problem.
Nick Auden didn't live to see the legislation, but the case of the Colorado melanoma patient who died while seeking access to an experimental drug helped inspire a first-of-its kind law.
The US food industry's responsibility in fueling rising obesity levels is put under the microscope in a documentary released in the United States this weekend.
(HealthDay)—Middle-aged couples who want to have a baby but are having trouble conceiving should go straight to in vitro fertilization (IVF), skipping other types of fertility treatment, a new clinical ...
(Medical Xpress)—Yale's Michael Kinch spent his spare time in the last year creating a massive database that encompasses the entire history of drug development in the United States. In a series of 20 articles ...
Swedish pharmaceutical company Meda says it has rejected another offer from U.S. generic drugmaker Mylan Inc.
The San Diego company that makes the powerful new prescription painkiller Zohydro is selling off its migraine therapy business to focus on developing abuse-resistant forms of Zohydro.
Strong new drug sales and higher operating income helped Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG report a 24 percent rise in first-quarter profit.
Despite higher sales, biotech drugmaker Amgen's first-quarter profit fell 25 percent as production and research costs rose sharply, while the year-ago quarter enjoyed a tax benefit. The company badly missed ...
Health clinics that can provide primary care for low-income patients may ease the financial burden on both hospitals and insurance companies while improving patient health, researchers have concluded.
To help rein in massive health care spending, a new RAND study concludes that U.S. policy makers should urgently find ways to incentivize pharmaceutical companies and device makers to develop products that produce more value.
A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro.