News tagged with generic drugs

Walgreen 3Q profit jumps but misses estimates

Walgreen Co.'s fiscal third quarter earnings jumped 16 percent, but its shares plunged Tuesday as investors fretted over sluggish sales outside the drugstore chain's pharmacies and other troubling trends.

Jun 25, 2013
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How drugs get those tongue-twisting generic names

Oseltamivir. Esomeprazole. Trastuzumab. Where do drugs get those odd-sounding generic names? The answers are in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Soci ...

Jan 18, 2012
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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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FDA relents from midodrine withdrawal plan

(AP) -- Federal regulators have backed off a plan to remove a Shire PLC low blood-pressure treatment from the market after warning in August that the drug has not been proven effective.

Sep 06, 2010
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DCA research on brain cancer

Medical Researchers at the University of Alberta reported today evidence that the orphan generic drug Dichloroacetate (DCA) may hold promise as potential therapy for perhaps the deadliest of all human cancers: a form of brain ...

May 12, 2010
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