News tagged with genentech

Apple names Arthur Levinson non-exec chair

(AP) -- Apple Inc. has named Arthur Levinson as its non-executive chairman, a move that rewards the longtime Apple board member who chose it over Google Inc. when the technology giants began to compete with ...

Nov 15, 2011
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FDA panel: Revoke drug's breast cancer approval

(AP) -- A panel of cancer experts has ruled for a second time that Avastin, the best-selling cancer drug in the world, should no longer be used in breast cancer patients, clearing the way for the government to remove its ...

Jun 28, 2011
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Analysis details Avastin's rare fatal side effects

(AP) -- A new analysis raises fresh questions about the risks of the blockbuster cancer drug Avastin, suggesting the chance of dying from side effects linked to it is higher than the risk for patients on chemotherapy alone.

Feb 01, 2011
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FDA says breast cancer drug did not extend lives

(AP) -- Federal health scientists said Friday that follow-up studies of a Roche breast cancer drug show it failed to slow tumor growth or extend patient lives, opening the door for a potential withdrawal in that indication.

Jul 16, 2010
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Justice probing tech company recruiting

The US Justice Department has launched an investigation into whether the recruiting practices of some of the largest US technology companies violated antitrust laws, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

Jun 03, 2009
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Roche to take over Genentech for $47 billion

(AP) -- Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche said Thursday it has agreed to buy California-based Genentech for $46.8 billion in a takeover described as the largest in Swiss corporate history.

Mar 12, 2009
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