Abusers of prescription painkillers increasingly turn to multiple doctors to gain their pills, according to research that indicates physicians need to be more vigilant when recommending the medications.
Google Inc.’s $3.2 billion purchase of a digital thermostat maker may jump-start a multibillion- dollar race to acquire companies that are powering the rise of Web-connected devices across homes, cities and workplaces.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ordered $241 million of cadaver tissue and other material derived from human and animal bodies in the last three years, some of it from vendors warned by federal regulators about contamination in their supply chain.
Silver Spring Networks Inc., the maker of networking equipment for smart electricity grids, surged in its first day of trading after raising 21 percent more than planned in a U.S. initial public offering.
Silver Spring Networks Inc., the maker of networking equipment for smart electricity grids, seeks to raise about $67 million in its initial public offering, less than half the amount it initially sought, after waiting more than a year and a half to proceed with the sale.
Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG failed to win the backing of a U.S. advisory panel to expand the use of their blood-thinner Xarelto, raising another challenge in the companies’ repeated effort to sell the drug to a bigger group of heart patients.