The first report on how the Zika virus affected U.S. territories showed that 5 percent of women with confirmed infections had babies with birth defects, U.S. health officials said.
As the United States battles a growing opioid abuse crisis, the Food and Drug Administration asked Endo International Plc to withdraw from the market its long-lasting opioid painkiller Opana ER, sending Endo’s shares down more than 12 percent.
The European Union’s top court barred Germany’s Dextro Energy from making claims about the health benefits of glucose contained in its products, which include Dextrose tablets.
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals is in the middle of a strategic transformation that company officials believe will build off its revenues from a proven generics business to fund a pipeline of homegrown branded medicines.
South Korea’s antitrust regulator said it would fine Novartis’ local unit 500 million won ($444,089) for alleged unfair promotions, in another setback for the Swiss drugmaker that was fined earlier during 2017 over kickbacks to doctors.
Actelion said its antibiotic hopeful cadazolid met the main goal of one late-stage study, but failed to hit the target in a second identical study.
Genentech is returning the rights to NewLink Genetics’ IDO inhibitor GDC-0919 (navoximod). However, the overall research collaboration the two companies have to identify next-generation IDO/TDO (tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase) inhibitors will continue.
Life science companies worldwide adjust and evolve to market and technological changes. The market changes because of an aging population and its specific diseases become more common – Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, for example. The market also evolves with technological changes – increased computing power and big data have led to a need for data scientists; medical device applications have created a need for more medical technology and/or biomedical engineering jobs; and new understanding of genomics has led to more jobs for people specializing in genomics and genetics. Here is a look at the top 10 trends life science job seekers should keep an eye out for.
Most employees with access to workplace wellness programs say they have made a positive impact on their health, even though a majority are unwilling to devote more than one hour per day to health-related activities such as consistent exercise, according to a new survey.
Aeolus Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Fast Track designation to AEOL 10150 for the prevention of fatal respiratory failure among patients at risk for radiation pneumonitis following a radiological/nuclear incident sufficient to cause the Acute Radiation Syndrome.