April 30, 2010 Provenge, a new prostate cancer treatment, will cost $93,000. On average, men live about four months longer after treatment. Is it worth it?
April 29, 2010 The health care company agreed to pay $81 million to settle claims it marketed the epilepsy drug Topamax for psychiatric uses the Food and Drug Administration had not approved.
April 28, 2010 The same drug salesman lies at the heart of federal cases alleging overzealous marketing of antipsychotic drugs by AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly.
AstraZeneca went too far in trying to sell Seroquel tablets like these, the government says.
April 27, 2010 The Justice Department alleged the drugmaker illegally marketed Seroquel, an antipsychotic, for wide range of unapproved uses.
April 26, 2010 Even before provisions of a new federal health law kick in, quite a few organizations are taking steps to limit financial conflicts of interest in medicine.
April 21, 2010 The Food and Drug Administration said many children with bipolar disorder received excessive doses of the antipsychotic Geodon in a clinical test. The agency called on Pfizer to improve its conduct of human drug trials.
April 6, 2010 Hospitalizations due to accidental poisonings from narcotics, painkillers and sedatives increased by 37 percent between 1999 and 2006. The number of hospitalizations for heroin overdoses stayed flat during the same period.
April 2, 2010 Taking medicine to deal with depression won't be an automatic grounding order for pilots. The Federal Aviation Administration announced a new policy that will allow pilots who have been successfully treated to get back in the cockpit.
April 2, 2010 The recently passed health law eliminates a tax deduction, which gave companies an extra benefit on top of the federal money to encourage drug coverage for retirees.
April 1, 2010 Three-quarters of prescriptions in the U.S. are now for generic medicines, up from a little over half just five years ago.
March 31, 2010 During the second half of 2009, Pfizer paid about 4,500 doctors and other health care professionals $35 million for consulting services and speaking gigs.
Twitter's 'Fail Whale,' a sign the messaging system isn't working, could also apply to the quality of some of the health information there.
March 31, 2010 An analysis of tweets mentioning antibiotics found lots of misinformation about use of the drugs to treat viral infections, like colds and flu.
March 26, 2010 At issue is the elimination of a tax deduction for federal subsidies toward companies' prescription drug benefits for retired workers. AT&T, Caterpillar and Deere & Co are among the companies affected.
March 12, 2010 People with a weak liver enzyme don't get the blood-thinning benefit of Plavix. Chinese are the most like to have the problem.
February 12, 2010 News that Bill Tauzin - a former congressman turned high-powered drug lobbyist - will resign at the end of June from his $2-million-a-year post as the president of Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufactures of American suggests his landing may no...
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