Medications

Pharma giant Pfizer to raise some drug prices

Pfizer said Friday it would raise US prices on 41 drugs in January, reversing a price freeze implemented over the summer in the face of criticism by President Donald Trump.

Medications

Viagra to be sold without prescription in Britain

Britain is to become the first country in the world where the erectile disfunction drug Viagra can be bought without the need for a doctor's prescription from 2018, its maker Pfizer said.

Medications

Novartis Japan unit charged over research manipulation

Japanese prosecutors Tuesday laid charges against the local unit of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis in a widening scandal over claims that falsified data were used to exaggerate the benefits of a popular blood-pressure ...

Medications

Novartis probes corruption claims in Chinese press

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis announced Tuesday it has opened an internal inquiry following Chinese press accusations of corruption at its Alcon eye care division.

Medications

Development of new diabetes drug halted by maker

(HealthDay)—The development of what might have become a significant diabetes drug has been halted by its maker amid concerns that the medication raises the risk for fractures, kidney problems and heart failure in those ...

Medications

At least 23 Canadian deaths linked to contraceptive

At least 23 Canadian women died and hundreds more may have been harmed taking the world's two most commonly prescribed birth control pills, the country's public broadcaster said Tuesday.

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