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The Indian Supreme Court ruled Monday that a Swiss drug company cannot patent a medicine used to treat a rare form of leukemia, in a decision with global implications for generic drugs. The court ruled that Glivec, the drug developed by Novartis, was...
India's Supreme Court on Monday rejected drug maker Novartis AG's attempt to patent an updated version of a cancer drug in a landmark decision that health activists say ensures poor patients around the world will get continued access to cheap versions...
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TEXAS DA'S DEATH PUTS PROSECUTORS ON ALERT Law enforcement is beefing up security for Texas district attorneys after Mike McLelland and his wife...
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Sufferers of chronic hives and rashes could benefit from a commonly-used asthma drug, Johns Hopkins researchers have found. Scientists found that a once-a-month dose of the drug omalizumab helped ease symptoms that standard antihistamines didn't....
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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...
Special to the TribuneA dozen managers sat around a rectangular table at the Wit hotel in the Loop, their attention fixed on a man in an Armani suit standing in the front of the room. They waited quietly, the CTA Red Line train periodically rumbling by, until the tall,...
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....
Federal authorities on Thursday sued a controversial Chicago psychiatrist, accusing him of pocketing kickbacks from drug companies and committing a massive fraud as he prescribed antipsychotic medication to thousands of mentally ill patients in area...
Applying false eyelashes is becoming as routine as hair-washing for some women. And not just those whose last name is Kardashian. "They can look really fresh when you wear them with minimal makeup during the day," says Andrea Pomerantz Lustig, Glamour's...
Genes make us who we are — in sickness and in health. We get our genetic makeup from our parents, of course, but in the future, we might be getting genes from our doctors too. Imagine your doctor promising to cure your cancer or heart disease by...
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