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Horseshoe crab blood (and, why conservation pays)

Jun 16, 2014
The race to find a synthetic replacement for the blood of horse shoe crabs.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, nature, horseshoe crabs
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Shelf vs. Script: Why Merck's offloading allergy pills

May 6, 2014
Turns out prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs are two very different businesses.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, merck, bayer, prescription drugs

When you're the 'new pharma' in town

Feb 20, 2014
How a small pharmaceutical company triumphed over the pressures of Wall Street and 'big pharma.'
Posted In: pharmaceuticals

PODCAST: Problems in the U.S. drug pipeline

Feb 10, 2014
The U.S. has a new ambassador to China, who'll have to face challenges in getting Chinese and American businesses to play nice. And in New Orleans, learning music by watching the feet.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, China, music education

Rite Aid drug sales: The profit in generics

Dec 19, 2013
Generics have a 50 percent bigger markup in comparison with brand-name drugs.
Posted In: Walgreens, pharmaceuticals, generic drugs

The future of the pharmaceutical sales rep

Dec 17, 2013
GlaxoSmithKline says it will stop paying doctors to prescribe its drugs and will stop rewarding its sales reps for higher sales. The company has tested the approach in the U.S., judging salesmen on their medical and business knowledge, instead of how many drugs they sell.
Posted In: Health, pharmaceuticals, prescription drugs

Statin suggestion puts spotlight on generic drug business

Nov 13, 2013
New guidelines on the use of statins to lower cholesterol hold the promise to dramatically increase the number of Americans who take those drugs.
Posted In: statins, generic drugs, pharmaceuticals

New guidelines could have more people on statins

Nov 13, 2013
New guidelines say not to focus too much on your cholesterol levels.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, Health

GSK seeks approval for RTS,S malaria vaccine

Oct 8, 2013
Data show the vaccine is modestly effective against malaria.
Posted In: malaria, vaccine, pharmaceuticals, Gates Foundation

Fake pharmaceuticals are a $75 billion global industry

Sep 26, 2013
It's not just a problem in developing nations either.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, counterfeit

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