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Takeda to Buy Cancer Drug Maker Ariad for $5.2 Billion
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 10, 2017
The pharma giant’s purchase of the US firm includes the acquisition of investigative cancer drugs.
Drug Approval Timeline Same as 20 Years Ago
Kerry Grens | Jan 9, 2017
A report finds that new medications still take about 12 years to go from patent to patient.
European Drug Regulator Releases Clinical Trial Data
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 21, 2016
In the initial steps of a campaign to make clinical reports publicly available, the European Medicines Agency has published data on two recently approved drugs.
NYU Halts Studies, Suspends Investigator
Bob Grant | Jun 28, 2016
Experiments conducted at the New York University School of Medicine violated several research standards, according to US Food and Drug Administration investigators.
Another Drug Price Hike
Bob Grant | Mar 28, 2016
Valeant Pharmaceuticals is criticized for jacking up the price of a drug used in assisted suicide.
Abbott Acquires Diagnostics Firm
Kerry Grens | Feb 2, 2016
In a deal worth $5.8 billion, Abbott Laboratories is buying medical test–maker Alere.
Shire to Buy Baxalta for $32 Billion
Tracy Vence | Jan 12, 2016
The Dublin-based pharma giant is set to acquire Baxalta, an Illinois-based Baxter spinoff, expanding its rare disease drug portfolio.
Thermo Fisher to Acquire Affymetrix
Tracy Vence | Jan 11, 2016
The boards of both companies have agreed to a $1.3 billion deal, which is subject to Affymetrix shareholder approval.
Bayer Enters CRISPR Field
Karen Zusi | Dec 22, 2015
The pharmaceutical company will spend $335 million on a new venture with biotech startup CRISPR Therapeutics.
First Dengue Vax Approved
Kerry Grens | Dec 11, 2015
Mexico’s health ministry has OKed the vaccine for people between nine and 45 years old.