Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Pharmaceutical News Stories - May 2008

Date Title Comments Rating
2008-05-30 Connecticut Attorney General files lawsuit against McKesson over alleged inflation of prescription drug prices 0 None
2008-05-30 Appeals courts overturn two verdicts, judgment on award payment in Vioxx lawsuits 0 None
2008-05-30 Thailand's removal of official who supported compulsory licensing 'important' step to 'protecting patients' health,' editorial says 0 None
2008-05-30 FDA proposes drug label changes to provide more information on risks for women who are pregnant, nursing 0 None
2008-05-30 Grassley inquiry into fast-tracking of Avastin drug applications could hurt cancer drug development, patients 0 None
2008-05-28 Brand-name prescription drug companies reached 14 deals with generic manufacturers to delay sale of generics in FY 2007 0 None
2008-05-28 Bureaucracy has delayed plans for three FDA offices in China 0 None
2008-05-28 Express Scripts reaches $9.5 million settlement with 28 states over allegations of misleading consumers to obtain rebates 0 None
2008-05-28 Health Care Coalition pushes for e-prescribing legislation 0 None
2008-05-28 FDA proposes major revisions to the physician labeling for prescription drugs 0 None
2008-05-27 Breakthrough by WHO will give poor countries better access to drugs 0 None
2008-05-25 Concerns about serious side effects of anti-smoking drug Champix (Chantix-varenicline) 28 4.2
2008-05-25 Bliss Nipple Cream warning from FDA 0 None
2008-05-22 Pennsylvania State agency seeks to gain control of Medicaid managed care plans' prescription drug benefits 0 None
2008-05-22 Pharmaceutical, medical device industries have shifted campaign contributions to Democratic candidates 0 None
2008-05-21 Merck agrees to pay $58 million to aettle multistate lawsuit that claimed advertisements for Vioxx played down health risks 0 None
2008-05-21 House Committee leaders warn pharmaceutical companies to end use of 'misleading' advertisements 0 None
2008-05-20 Advaxis files investigational new drug application for Lovaxin C 0 None
2008-05-20 Report cites 15 New York State HMOs for setting consumer restrictions on prescription drugs to boost profits 0 None
2008-05-20 FDA approves Entereg (alvimopan) to restore bowel function 0 None
2008-05-20 Stiff competition for Viagra in the pipeline 0 None
2008-05-19 Industry group letter indicates qualified aupport for bill to allow approval of generic biotechnology medications 0 None
2008-05-19 National Community Pharmacists Association to launch ad campaign to lobby lawmakers for policy changes 0 None
2008-05-19 Taiwan approves WTO amendment allowing countries to export lower-cost versions of antiretrovirals, other drugs to developing countries 0 None
2008-05-19 Spectrum Pharmaceuticals to present data on Ortataxel in breast cancer at major oncology meeting 0 None
2008-05-19 Nasal gel to fight superbug MRSA 0 None
2008-05-19 First pre-pandemic bird flu vaccine available in Europe 0 None
2008-05-19 Cancer Research UK and AstraZeneca announce innovative deal for promising anti-cancer compound 0 None
2008-05-19 Schering-Plough extends antibody aliance with MorphoSys 0 None
2008-05-19 51% of insured U.S. residents regularly take prescription drugs for chronic illnesses 0 None
2008-05-19 Aridol authorised for sale in Germany 0 None
2008-05-15 New hay fever jab promises year long relief for sufferers 0 None
2008-05-15 Remaining stocks of Trasylol removed 0 None
2008-05-14 GenoMed offers its patented treatment to Chinese earthquake victims 0 None
2008-05-13 Lawmakers criticize agencies for lack of coordination of prescription drug benefits for federal retirees 0 None
2008-05-13 Hawaii Legislature overrides Gov. Lingle's veto of prescription drug importation program 0 None
2008-05-13 Canadian drug company awarded Rwandan contract to provide combination antiretroviral 0 None
2008-05-09 Barr announces approval of generic version of Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 0 None
2008-05-09 PolyMedix receives clearance to initiate phase I clinical study of novel systemic antibiotic compound 0 None
2008-05-09 FDA approves new formulation of genetically engineered version of Factor VIIa plasma protein 0 None
2008-05-09 FDA approves first generic versions of Requip (ropinirole hydrochloride) 0 None
2008-05-09 New guidelines say botulinum toxin effective for many neurological disorders, but not headache 0 None
2008-05-09 Cytopia announces novel anti-cancer drug development collaboration 0 None
2008-05-08 Hearing to focus on direct-to-consumer ads for prescription drugs 0 None
2008-05-08 FDA approves Strattera for ADHD in children and adolescents 0 5
2008-05-07 Apotex receives final tender approval from Rwanda for vital AIDS drug 0 None
2008-05-07 NCPA statement on "sense of congress" resolution opposing FDA restrictions on Estriol use 0 None
2008-05-07 GenVec announces grant for respiratory syncytial virus vaccine program 0 None
2008-05-06 Wal-Mart generic drug program to begin offering 90-day supplies of more than 350 medications for $10 each 0 None
2008-05-06 Prana Biotechnology has discovered novel drug candidates for use in Parkinson's disease 0 None
2008-05-05 Forty-one percent of registered nurses find generics are less effective than name brand drugs say American Society of Registered Nurses 0 None
2008-05-05 Drug candidate to treat smallpox scaled up by new partnership 0 None
2008-05-05 Anti-HIV NanoViricide drug candidate shows promise in animal trials 0 None
2008-05-01 Novavax opens new U.S. vaccine plant in Rockville, Maryland 0 None
2008-05-01 Breakthrough compound could lead to new class of antihypertensive drugs 0 None
2008-05-01 3M Drug Delivery System collaborates on vaccine adjuvants 0 None


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