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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

Feeling less manly? Estrogen may help

Sep 12, 2013
A new study from the New England Journal of Medicine raises new questions about what happens to men in middle age.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, men's health, estrogen, New England Journal of Medicine, supplements

8.5 million Americans love sleeping pills: CDC

Aug 29, 2013
A look at the modestly growing market for sleeping pills in the U.S.
Posted In: sleep, pharmaceuticals

Cancer drugs are big money for big pharma

Aug 26, 2013
Amgen and AstraZeneca have both snapped up smaller firms that make cancer drugs.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, cancer, drugs

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