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The Swampby Andrew Zajac The Obama Administration has made increased transparency a priority, and few government agencies are in greater need of it than the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA's recent handling of conflict of interest allegations against the...
Bob Toomajian worked for 16 years as Kaiser Permanente's drug purchasing manager for Southern California, giving him an insider's knowledge of how medications are priced before reaching consumers. When it comes to patented name-brand drugs, he told me,...
If you're concerned about corporate crime, 2012 looked like a pretty successful year for the good guys. The Thousand Oaks biotech giant Amgen paid $762 million in fines and penalties and pleaded guilty to a federal charge related to illegal marketing of...
Pharmaceutical giant Novartis has issued a massive over the counter pill recall. The voluntary recall comes after the company got several customer complaints about mislabeled and broken pills. Certain varieties of Excedrin and Nodoze with December...
World NowThe Indian Supreme Court is slated Wednesday to take up a case that aid agencies warn could have sweeping effects on medicine for the global poor, the culmination of a lengthy legal battle between a Swiss drug company and a country known as a mecca for...
World NowGreek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras launched a high-gear diplomatic offensive aimed at buying his country more time to implement reforms demanded by increasingly impatient European creditors....
The Fitness Center - Orlando SentinelUpdate, 5:44 p.m.: A Novartis spokesperson has contacted the Orlando Sentinel to say that the company is not working with Paula Dean. “The rumors that Novartis has signed a multimillion dollar spokesperson deal with Paula Deen for a diabetes...
Show TrackerLike sands through the hourglass, daytime soap operas are falling off the TV grid. The recent demise started in 2007 with the cancellation of “Passions” on NBC (and later on DirecTV). Two years later, CBS nixed “The Guiding Light”...
Valley 610The U.S. Attorneyâ€™s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced Thursday that it has collected nearly $4.4 billion in civil penalties since 2004. While the rules for disbursing those payments between state and federal agencies make it...
Booster ShotsThe Food and Drug Administration this morning approved the pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine from four different manufacturers, clearing the way for the vaccine to be administered as soon as enough of it is available. The approval was announced to Congress....
Booster ShotsInfluenza-like illnesses on college campuses, generally assumed to be primarily pandemic H1N1 influenza, grew slightly during the week ending Nov. 6, with 8,951 new cases reported -- an increase of 1% from the previous week. There were 15 hospitalizations...
Chicago Breaking BusinessAssociated Press | Federal health experts say a first-of-a-kind multiple sclerosis drug from Novartis is effective at controlling tremors, concentration problems and other symptoms of the debilitating disease. Swiss drugmaker Novartis has asked the Food...
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