The Canadian Auto Workers is concentrating on negotiations with Ford Motor Co. as the union looks to reach a deal that will set the outlines for agreements with General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC and avoid its first strike against a U.S.-based automaker in 16 years.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Sanofi- Aventis SA ’s hypertension drug Avapro failed to prevent complications such as heart attacks or lower death rates when given to people with erratic heart rhythms in a trial.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Pfizer Inc. ended a trial of an experimental blood thinner after a panel found “clear evidence” the drug, apixaban, helped reduce stroke risk in patients with irregular heart beats.
Daiichi Sankyo Co.’s edoxaban, the latest in a new group of blood thinners aimed at replacing warfarin, was found to be as effective as the drug that has been the standard of care for 60 years, in a study.
St. Jude Medical Inc.’s Durata lead, the wire used to connect life-saving defibrillators to the heart, proved safe and reliable in an independent review that should ease concerns about its use, researchers said.