Pfizer Inc. announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency adopted positive opinions recommending that two Pfizer hematology medicines be granted marketing authorizations in the European Union.

Cuts implemented by Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical hit the shores of the United States. The company is laying off 208 people in the Philadelphia area.

Trisenox (arsenic trioxide) injection was approved in combination with tretinoin for treating adults with newly diagnosed low-risk acute promyelocytic leukemia.