Tag-Archive for ◊ Pharmaceutical News ◊

• Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Jan 21 (Reuters) – Healthcare company Johnson & Johnson cautioned Tuesday that prescription-drug sales would likely lose some momentum this year and forecast 2014 earnings at the lower end of Wall Street expectations, sending its shares down almost 2 percent. Chief Financial Officer Dominic Caruso cautioned that the growth rate of prescription drug sales will “decelerate” this […]

• Thursday, December 12th, 2013

For many women, monthly menstrual cramps can stop them in their tracks, causing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and dizziness. But according to researchers from Penn State College of Medicines, a common drug used to treat erectile dysfunction in men could provide some relief. In a recent study published in the journal Human Reproduction, the researchers, led by […]

• Friday, December 06th, 2013

The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has announced a broad-based partnership to help prevent patients from being harmed by fake medicines. Fake medicines put patients and the general public at risk. Patients believe they are receiving genuine treatment, when instead they are getting […]

• Tuesday, December 03rd, 2013

Delivering medicine directly to the affected area provides direct access to the diseased area. Nanoparticles hold promise as a delivery method but are currently only available in injectable forms. Now, researchers from MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have made a breakthrough by finding a way of delivering nanoparticles orally. Nanoparticles loaded with chemotherapy drugs or short […]

• Monday, December 02nd, 2013

A Co Mayo town which last week celebrated the announcement of a project that is promised to deliver 150 new jobs received the grim news yesterday that an existing employer is to shed 110 workers early next year. American firm Baxter Healthcare, one of the cornerstones of the employment sector in Castlebar, aims to prune its workforce by […]

• Monday, November 25th, 2013

A staggering 80% of pharmaceutical and healthcare professionals now access work documents on the go. Yet in the absence of a safe file sharing alternative, 90% are resorting to unauthorized, free file sharing services, according to a new report released by Workshare. The report titled “Workforce Mobilization” is based on more than 5,000 responses from a range […]

• Sunday, November 17th, 2013

H.D. Smith Co. has laid off 80 employees nationwide, including 30 at the Springfield headquarters of the wholesale pharmaceutical company. Chairman and CEO Dale Smith Jr. said Thursday that changes in technology were behind the layoffs. Most were effective immediately. “It’s very difficult for us,” Smith said. “We are very much a family company, and […]

• Friday, November 08th, 2013

Johnson & Johnson will pay $2.2 billion to the U.S. government to end multiple investigations into kickbacks to pharmacists and the marketing of pharmaceuticals for off-label uses, a person familiar with the settlement said on Monday. The settlement with the company and its subsidiaries covers the marketing of schizophrenia treatment Risperdal and of heart drug […]

• Friday, November 01st, 2013

GrayBug, LLC Appoints Michael O’Rourke as President & CEO BALTIMORE, Oct. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GrayBug, LLC, a company that focuses on the development of innovative injectable drug delivery systems to more effectively treat eye diseases, has announced the appointment of Michael O’Rourke as President & CEO, as well as Board Member. “I am […]

• Friday, October 25th, 2013

Amid a flurry of layoffs and restructuring after failed attempts to win FDA approval, New York device maker Delcath Systems aims for a $7.5 million funding round. New York’s Delcath Systems (NSDQ:DCTH) is looking to raise about $7.5 million through sales of common stock, planning on using the funds for working capital, commercialization efforts, clinical trials and other […]