A year ago Shire shares were punished when the U.S. Treasury’s freeze on so-called inversion transactions nixed the company’s sale to AbbVie, a Chicago-based pharma giant looking to save money on taxes by shifting its headquarters abroad. Now, instead of selling to a competitor in the ‘Windy City’, Shire is using its Irish domicile to scoop […]

3-D printing has been around in various forms since the 1980s, originally as a means of quickly producing affordable prototypes for the manufacturing industry. Recently, researchers have found some amazing healthcare and biological applications for 3-D printing technology. From custom prosthetics to living tissue, 3-D printing is a versatile means of providing cost effective and […]

PHOENIX, AZ–(Marketwired – Aug 4, 2015) – Insys Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: INSY) (“Insys” or “the Company”) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to its pharmaceutical cannabidiol (CBD) candidate for the treatment of iC (IS). “We are pleased to have received orphan drug designation for CBD to […]

LAVAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – Aug. 4, 2015) – ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI)(OTCQX:PFSCF), (“ProMetic” or the “Corporation”) announced today that an orphan drug designation status has been granted for its human plasma derived plasminogen drug by the European Commission for the treatment of plasminogen deficiency. ProMetic is currently investigating the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of its […]

Drug industry productivity is continuing to improve, with a bumper haul of new products being launched and companies proving more successful in the final stages of clinical testing, according to a new analysis. Data from Thomson Reuters published on Tuesday showed the number of innovative medicines, or new molecular entities, launched globally in 2014 hit […]

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals announced the release of the 2015 CMR Pharmaceutical R&D Factbook, the biopharmaceutical industry’s leading resource of global R&D trends. Despite concerns around declines in R&D, the analysis identifies a surge […]

Can Memories Be Lost And Found? A team of University scientists believe they have shown that memories are more robust than we thought and have identified the process in the brain, which could help rescue lost memories or bury bad memories, and pave the way for new drugs and treatment for people with memory problems. […]

BLUE ASH, Ohio, Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Company today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved SPRITAM® levetiracetam for oral use as a prescription adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures, myoclonic seizures and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in adults and children with epilepsy.[1] SPRITAM utilizes Aprecia’s […]

The US Food and Drug Administration is now “strongly encouraging” hospitals not to use a leading brand of drug pump over hacking fears. Hospira, which made the Symbiq Infusion System pump, had already discontinued the product for business reasons. The devices were previously revealed to be hackable by an independent researcher. Hey, check out all […]

Depressed Females Have Over-Active Glutamate Receptor Gene Numerous genes that regulate the activity of a neurotransmitter in the brain have been found to be abundant in brain tissue of depressed females. This could be an underlying cause of the higher incidence of suicide among women, according to research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. […]