News tagged with astrazeneca

Study shows experimental drug cuts stroke risk

(AP) -- An experimental drug reduces the stroke risk in patients with irregular heartbeats by more than three times, compared with the popular drug warfarin - but possibly at a cost, according to new research released Sunday.

dateAug 30, 2009 in Medications
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EU steps up generic pharma anti-trust probe

Europe stepped up action against drug companies snarling up the entry of cheaper generic medicines onto markets, announcing Friday spot inspections confirmed by British No.2 AstraZeneca.

dateDec 03, 2010 in Other
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A better way to target tumors

In the past 40 years, scientists have learned a great deal about how cells become cancerous. Some of that knowledge has translated to new treatments, but most of the time doctors are forced to rely on standard ch ...

dateNov 15, 2010 in Cancer
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AstraZeneca e-mails show debate on Seroquel risks

(AP) -- Marketing executives at British drugmaker AstraZeneca PLC for years blocked efforts by company scientists to raise concerns antipsychotic drug Seroquel caused weight gain and other problems, saying that would harm ...

dateMay 20, 2009 in Medications
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Merck 2Q profit more than doubles

A big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double its second-quarter profit, raise the lower end of its profit forecast and easily top analysts' expectations.

dateJul 29, 2014 in Business
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Drugmaker Vivus settles with biggest shareholder

(AP)—Obesity drugmaker Vivus has agreed to a settlement with its biggest shareholder, which has been fighting for greater control of the company. A long-time drug executive backed by the shareholder will become CEO and ...

dateJul 19, 2013 in Business
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A new method for developing safer drugs

Amodiaquine was introduced as an antimalarial drug, but was withdrawn when serious adverse effects were observed. Scientists at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now developed a method that can be used to develop ...

dateMay 10, 2010 in Medical research
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