Novartis AG’s animal-health business is drawing interest from drugmakers including Eli Lilly & Co. and Merck & Co. as the Swiss pharmaceutical giant prepares to sell the unit, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Parental concern that getting vaccinated for the human papillomavirus may increase teenagers’ sexual activity is among the attitudes discouraging use of the inoculation to prevent cervical cancer, researchers found.
Merck & Co.’s cancer drug being evaluated in nine different malignancies kept more than four of five melanoma patients alive for a year in a study, including some who had exhausted all other treatment options.
Boston Scientific Corp., the second- biggest maker of heart-rhythm aids, plans to eliminate as many as 1,500 more positions as the medical-device industry struggles with shrinking markets and development costs.
On April 14, 2011, James Fan stood on a parking garage landing at Newark Liberty International Airport, a cheer-you-up letter from his young son in his pants pocket, the prospect of a four-story leap facing him.