Drug and Device Development

DEA proposes cutting production of some opioid painkillers

DEA proposes cutting production of some opioid painkillers

Published 04/08/2017

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Friday proposed a 20 percent reduction in the manufacture of certain commonly prescribed opioid painkillers as well as other controlled substances for next year. [more…]

Eight to 10 Republicans have concerns on healthcare bill: Collins

Eight to 10 Republicans have concerns on healthcare bill: Collins

Published 16/07/2017

U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) talks to reporters as she leaves a meeting of the Senate Republican caucus to unveiling of Senate Republicans' revamped proposal to replace Obamacare health care legislation at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. July 13, 2017.

Eight to 10 Republican U.S. senators have serious concerns about Republican healthcare legislation to roll back Obamacare, moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins, who opposes the bill, said on Sunday.

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U.S. health insurers want Cruz proposal dropped from Senate bill

U.S. health insurers want Cruz proposal dropped from Senate bill

Published 15/07/2017

Two major U.S. health insurance groups on Friday called on Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell to drop from a healthcare bill a provision proposed by Senator Ted Cruz that allows insurers to offer stripped-down, low-cost healthcare plans.

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Morphosys sees revenue boost from Janssen psoriasis drug

Morphosys sees revenue boost from Janssen psoriasis drug

Published 14/07/2017

German biotech group Morphosys expects to receive royalties from psoriasis drug guselkumab for five months this year, its Chief Executive Simon Moroney said, after its licensee received U.S. regulatory approval.

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Lupin sets off down Indian pharma`s long road to redemption

Lupin sets off down Indian pharma`s long road to redemption

Published 09/07/2017

An employee inspects tablets as they move along the production line at a pharmaceutical plant of Lupin, India's No. 2 drugmaker, in Verna, in the western state of Goa, India, June 9, 2017. Picture taken June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

In 28 years in India's pharmaceuticals sector, Rajiv Desai has never been busier.

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Drop in cancer deaths in rural America slower than urban areas: CDC

Drop in cancer deaths in rural America slower than urban areas: CDC

Published 06/07/2017

Cancer deaths in America's rural areas are not falling as much as they are in urban areas even though the total deaths from the disease are dropping across the country, a U.S health agency report showed, emphasizing the gap in access to healthcare.

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Key Republican Collins has `serious concerns` on healthcare bill

Key Republican Collins has `serious concerns` on healthcare bill

Published 26/06/2017

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks to reporters after Senate Republicans unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine said on Sunday she has extreme reservations about the U.S. Senate's healthcare overhaul and does not think it will be able to pass this week.

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Conservative Koch network criticizes U.S. Senate healthcare bill

Conservative Koch network criticizes U.S. Senate healthcare bill

Published 25/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: An Americans for Prosperity banner is seen during an event in Manchester, New Hampshire, July 22, 2015. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter

Officials with the conservative U.S. political network overseen by the Koch brothers say they are unhappy with the healthcare bill that may be voted on by the Senate this week and will lobby for changes to it.

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Portola shares soar after FDA approves clot preventing drug

Portola shares soar after FDA approves clot preventing drug

Published 23/06/2017

A view shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new oral blood-thinner made by Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc to prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms in acutely ill patients who are not undergoing surgery.

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Factbox: How Senate, House Obamacare overhaul bills compare

Factbox: How Senate, House Obamacare overhaul bills compare

Published 23/06/2017

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks after Senate Republicans unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

After weeks of discussions behind closed doors, the U.S. Senate unveiled a draft of its healthcare bill on Thursday that would overhaul the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

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