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A combination drug containing niacin failed to lower the risk of heart attacks or strokes and even proved harmful for some with vascular disease, a study released Saturday reported.
Cardiology Mar 09, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Canada's top court on Thursday stripped Pfizer of its patent for Viagra, saying the pharmaceutical giant failed in the patent to identify the active compound in the drug.
Medications Nov 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
An experimental blood thinning drug made by the pharmaceutical giant Merck may reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack but also boosts the danger of internal bleeding, researchers said Saturday.
Cardiology Mar 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Watching Alzheimer's disease steal away the memory, talents and very selves of its victims is hard enough for the people who love them. But a new pill formulated by a respected pharmaceutical company and approved by the Food ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Two years after pharmaceutical giant Roche promised the BMJ it would release key Tamiflu trial data for independent scrutiny, the safety and effectiveness of this anti-influenza drug remains uncertain, warn experts today. ...
Medications Jan 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A breakthrough drug that could extend survival in some patients with advanced skin cancer was approved on Wednesday by US regulators, offering the first new treatment for melanoma in 13 years.
Cancer Aug 17, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
India's Supreme Court on Monday rejected drug maker Novartis AG's attempt to patent an updated version of a cancer drug in a landmark decision that health activists say ensures poor patients around the world ...
Medications Apr 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Italian, Swiss and Austrian authorities on Wednesday halted the sale of flu vaccines made by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis.
Medications Oct 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG on Wednesday said it was "disappointed" with an Indian ruling that allows a local firm to produce a cheaper copy of its patented drug Nexavar for liver and lung cancer.
Medications Sep 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche is under investigation over a failure to properly report adverse drug side-effects, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Thursday.
Medications Jun 21, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
A drug cocktail that combines chemotherapy with Avastin was shown to double the amount of time patients lived without progression of ovarian cancer, according to research released Saturday.
Cancer Jun 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Bayer AG said Tuesday it was mulling ways to challenge a ground-breaking Indian ruling allowing a local firm to produce a vastly cheaper copy of a cancer drug made by the German pharmaceutical giant.
Medications Mar 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Pharmaceutical giants and the UN intellectual property agency launched Wednesday a collaboration to share certain patented drug information with public organisations.
Medications Oct 26, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in favor of investors seeking to join a class-action lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Amgen for downplaying safety concerns about two anemia drugs.
Medications Feb 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Italian health authorities on Friday lifted a ban on the sale of flu vaccines made by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis, saying that tests had shown they were not a health risk.
Medications Nov 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0