Pharmaceuticals and Medical Research (TRBC)

FDA approves drug for loss of sexual desire in women

FDA approves drug for loss of sexual desire in women

Published 21/06/2019

(Reuters) - The U.S. drug regulator on Friday approved Palatin Technologies and Amag Pharmaceuticals’ drug to restore sexual desire in premenopausal women, the latest attempt [more…]

Pfizer makes $10.6 billion cancer bet in cash deal for Array Biopharma

Pfizer makes $10.6 billion cancer bet in cash deal for Array Biopharma

Published 17/06/2019

(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said on Monday it would buy Array Biopharma Inc for $10.64 billion in cash, a deal it hopes will help make [more…]

Common nerve pain drug linked to suicidal behavior, overdose

Common nerve pain drug linked to suicidal behavior, overdose

Published 17/06/2019

(Reuters Health) - A class of medications used for nerve and muscle pain, including the popular drug Lyrica, increases users’ risks for suicidal behavior, unintentional [more…]

U.S. records 22 new measles cases, bringing year’s total to 1,044

U.S. records 22 new measles cases, bringing year’s total to 1,044

Published 17/06/2019

(Reuters) - The United States recorded 22 new measles cases last week, bringing the year’s total number of cases to 1,044 in the worst outbreak [more…]

VBI’s shares plunge after hep B vaccine fails secondary goal in…

VBI’s shares plunge after hep B vaccine fails secondary goal in…

Published 17/06/2019

(Reuters) - VBI Vaccines Inc said on Monday a late-stage study was unsuccessful in showing two doses of its hepatitis B vaccine were as effective [more…]

GSK pharma head flags need for speed in high-pressure drug market

GSK pharma head flags need for speed in high-pressure drug market

Published 17/06/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Doing things one at a time in drug development is not a luxury that GlaxoSmithKline can afford any longer, the head of [more…]

Ebola’s spread shows how science needs societies to succeed

Ebola’s spread shows how science needs societies to succeed

Published 17/06/2019

LONDON - The persistence of Congo’s Ebola outbreak and its deadly spread to Uganda in recent days show how societal issues are as crucial as [more…]

Roche’s $4.3 billion Spark bid delayed again amid U.S., UK scrutiny

Roche’s $4.3 billion Spark bid delayed again amid U.S., UK scrutiny

Published 10/06/2019

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche’s $4.3 billion takeover of U.S. gene therapy specialist Spark Therapeutics has been pushed back again, possibly beyond the first [more…]

Experimental drug delays type 1 diabetes onset in mid-stage trial

Experimental drug delays type 1 diabetes onset in mid-stage trial

Published 09/06/2019

(Reuters Health) - In people at high risk for type 1 diabetes, 14 days of therapy with the experimental drug teplizumab delayed development of the [more…]

Co-owner, ex-employee of pharmacy in U.S. meningitis outbreak…

Co-owner, ex-employee of pharmacy in U.S. meningitis outbreak…

Published 08/06/2019

BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday tossed the convictions of a co-owner and former employee of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy accused of conspiring [more…]