Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Pharmaceutical News Stories - October 2006

Date Title Comments Rating
2006-10-30 New initiative to combat corruption in medicines procurement 0 None
2006-10-30 GSK about to sign another big bird flu deal 0 None
2006-10-26 Big pharma contributes millions to Republican congressional campaigns in close races 0 None
2006-10-26 Wal-Mart expands generic prescription drug discount program 0 None
2006-10-26 FDA approves Tyzeka for the treatment of adults with chronic hepatitis B 0 None
2006-10-26 Shingles vaccine for seniors gets the green light 0 None
2006-10-25 Doctors warned that commonly used painkillers linked to increased risk of heart attacks 0 None
2006-10-24 Bristol-Myers Squibb receives FDA approval for new formulation of antiretroviral Reyataz 0 None
2006-10-24 Use of subcutaneous injections of Epogen for dialysis patients could save Medicare $537 million annually 0 None
2006-10-23 Flu vaccinations in Israel back on 0 None
2006-10-23 FDA approves Omnaris, new hay fever drug 0 None
2006-10-23 Four die following flu vaccination 0 5
2006-10-22 New York State Court of Appeals upholds contraceptive coverage law 0 None
2006-10-22 Washington, D.C., to offer caremark Rx discount cards to all residents 0 None
2006-10-19 FFTC and FDA act against internet vendors of fraudulent diabetes treatments 0 None
2006-10-19 Former FDA Administrator Crawford pleads guilty to conflicts of interest 0 None
2006-10-19 FDA advisory panel recommends adding warning label to Tamoxifen 0 None
2006-10-19 Sanofi Pasteur begins selling Gardasil in six E.U. countries 0 None
2006-10-19 Wal-Mart expands prescription drug discount program 0 None
2006-10-19 New treatment option gives hope to victims of head and neck cancers 0 None
2006-10-19 Toxic chemical found in 3 more medicines in Panama 0 None
2006-10-18 FDA approves Taxotere for head and neck cancers 0 None
2006-10-17 Vaccine that protects mice against 1918 influenza virus developed 0 None
2006-10-17 New diabetes drug Januvia works without causing weight gain 0 None
2006-10-17 Most Medicare prescription drug plans will drop coverage for erectile dysfunction medications 0 None
2006-10-17 NicOx announces EMEA approval of Naproxcinod study plan 0 None
2006-10-17 Topical treatment for psoriasis, eliminates need for injections 0 None
2006-10-17 FDA approves Januvia for diabetes 0 None
2006-10-16 FDA Attorneys seek dismissal of Plan B lawsuit 0 None
2006-10-16 Judge declares mistrial in case against Wyeth's Prempro 0 None
2006-10-16 Roche asks European Medicines Agency for authorization to market Herceptin 0 None
2006-10-16 McClellan touts lower projected cost of Medicare prescription drug benefit 0 None
2006-10-16 One-fourth of U.S. adults would purchase generic medications 0 None
2006-10-16 Brits unable to access Alzheimer's drugs 0 None
2006-10-16 Dud diabetes test strips could give diabetics wrong info 0 5
2006-10-16 Contaminated cough syrup kills 22 in Panama 0 None
2006-10-11 Calls for FDA to pay more attention to products made with nanotechnology 0 None
2006-10-09 A pill a day gives renewed hope for breast cancer victims 0 None
2006-10-09 Schizophrenia drug to be used to treat autism 0 None
2006-10-09 Generic hypertension drug a suspect in 19 deaths in Panama 0 5
2006-10-08 U.S. Court of Appeals sets January for arguments over erroneously sent Medicare premium reimbursements after holding lower court's decision 0 None
2006-10-08 FDA approves Zolinza for the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma 0 None
2006-10-08 FDA approves Risperdal to treat irritability associated with autism 0 None
2006-10-05 New York Times examines efforts to obtain FDA approval for Abraxane to treat earlier-stage cancer 0 None
2006-10-05 U.S. Customs to stop seizing Canadian drugs 0 None
2006-10-05 U.S. must do more to protect integrity of pharmaceuticals 0 None
2006-10-05 Rhode Island plan to collect prescription drug copayments from some Medicaid beneficiaries requires change to State Law 0 None
2006-10-05 FDA approves FluLaval 0 None
2006-10-05 Feeling stressed? have a cuppa...then have another! 0 None
2006-10-05 New drug a breakthrough in the treatment of AMD 0 None
2006-10-05 Now OK to get prescription drugs from Canada, but is it really? 0 None
2006-10-03 FDA more cautious in approving new drugs after Vioxx 0 None
2006-10-03 2007 Medicare prescription drug plans 0 None
2006-10-02 Bayer forgot to tell risks of heart surgery drug 0 None

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