The suffering and costs of dementia would be reduced by preventative measures if the Group of Eight nations adopt a model that has worked in fighting heart disease, a group of doctors and scientists said.
New medicines from Gilead Sciences Inc., Roche Holding AG, Pharmacyclics Inc. and others are poised to reshape treatment of the most common form of leukemia among adults, potentially eliminating chemotherapy from regimens and extending patients’ lives.
Gilead Sciences Inc. won U.S. approval for a hepatitis C pill that may generate more than $6 billion in annual sales as it leads a market for drugs that work faster to combat the disease with fewer side effects.
Fifty-five, pensionless and assuming he’d have to work until he died, Roger Ulrich had a decision to make. After two decades in the pharmaceutical industry, his position at Merck & Co. had been phased out.
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.
Potential shortfalls in enrollment for President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul would put a 30 percent dent in projections for U.S. prescription-drug sales in 2017, a report from IMS Health Inc. shows.
JLL Partners Inc., a New York-based private-equity firm, agreed to buy a majority stake in vitamin- maker Royal DSM NV’s pharmaceuticals business to create a new company in a deal valued at $2.6 billion.
U.S. regulators won’t require Amgen Inc., Sanofi, Pfizer Inc. and other companies developing the next class of cardiovascular medicines to prove the therapies prevent heart attacks and death before they’re approved.