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Pfizer sales, earnings still in patent-cliff plunge

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  July 28, 2015

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer on Tuesday reported continuing declines in sales and earnings as it girds for the loss of patent protection in Europe and Japan of Enbrel, its rheumatoid arthritis drug.

Florida hospital testing new snake anti-venom

By Associated Press  |  July 04, 2015

Florida Hospital DeLand is one of three hospitals in the state testing an experimental anti-venom for coral snake bites. The brightly colored snake rarely bites, but just a drop of its venom is a lethal dose.

Blockbuster drugs to drain payers' finances, report says

By Bob Herman  |  June 09, 2015

The costs of prescription drugs have grown more quickly than any other part of the healthcare industry, and a new report estimates a small portion of breakthrough specialty drugs will further strain the budgets of federal and state healthcare programs.

Novartis still biggest drugmaker; Gilead sees huge growth

By Michael Sandler  |  May 23, 2015

A strong sales year for its prescription products and participation in emerging markets enabled Novartis Corp. to maintain its position as the largest pharmaceutical company in 2014. Meanwhile, Actavis saw a 50.5% revenue increase, and Biogen's revenue grew by 40%.

New meds help drugmakers weather strong dollar, other issues

By Associated Press  |  April 28, 2015

Revenue from important new medicines for various cancers, hepatitis C and more helped top U.S. drugmakers weather unfavorable currency exchange rates and other challenges. Pfizer, Merck & Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., which reported first-quarter results Tuesday, all derive at least half their...

The Top 25 Women in Healthcare: Gender diversity a work in progress

The Top 25 Women in Healthcare: Gender diversity a work in progress

By Melanie Evans  |  April 25, 2015

For women who aspire to healthcare's executive-level roles, advanced education and the willingness to take risks may not be enough. Surveys of corporate leadership and healthcare management point to a continued, though narrowing, disparity of women to men in leadership roles.

IOM urges vast changes in clinical trial data sharing

By Sabriya Rice  |  January 14, 2015

The Institute of Medicine released four recommendations to address practices that often have left relevant medical research unpublished and useful data unattainable by independent researchers.

Pfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79% but tops forecasts

By Associated Press  |  July 29, 2014

Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79% from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a $10 billion-plus gain from a business spinoff.

Pfizer withdraws spurned offer for AstraZeneca

Pfizer withdraws spurned offer for AstraZeneca

By Associated Press  |  May 26, 2014

Pfizer said Monday that it does not intend to make a takeover offer for British drugmaker AstraZeneca, pulling the plug for now on what would have been the largest deal in the industry's history.

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