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.

Aug 30, 2009
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FDA weighs approval of psychiatric drugs for kids

(AP) -- Three blockbuster psychiatric drugs currently approved for adults also appear to work in adolescents, though federal health officials have concerns about exposing younger patients to the drugs' side effects.

Jun 05, 2009
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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.

Dec 03, 2010
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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 ...

Nov 15, 2010
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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 ...

May 20, 2009
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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.

Jul 29, 2014
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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 ...

Jul 19, 2013
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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Amodiaquine was introduced as an antimalarial drug, but was withdrawn when serious adverse effects were observed.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 ...

May 10, 2010
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