News tagged with glaxosmithkline

James Murdoch steps down as BSkyB chairman

(AP) -- Media executive James Murdoch, under pressure over his role in Britain's tabloid phone hacking scandal, has stepped down as chairman of British Sky Broadcasting PLC, the company announced Tuesday.

dateApr 03, 2012 in Business
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Internet minders OK vast expansion of domain names

Internet minders voted Monday to allow virtually unlimited new domain names based on themes as varied as company brands, entertainment and political causes, in the system's biggest shake-up since it started ...

dateJun 20, 2011 in Internet
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China orders recall of Glaxco drug

China Saturday ordered British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline to recall an antibiotic used to treat infections in children which was found to be tainted with a plasticiser.

dateJun 19, 2011 in Medications
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Watchdog group makes 2nd push to ban diet pill

(AP) -- For the second time in five years, public health advocates are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban a fat-blocking drug sold over-the counter and via prescription, pointing to new reports of kidney ...

dateApr 18, 2011 in Medications
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FDA approves first new drug for lupus in 56 years

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first new drug to treat lupus in over 50 years, a milestone that medical experts say could prompt development of other drugs that are even more effective ...

dateMar 10, 2011 in Medications
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Drug may slow growth of early prostate cancer

A new study suggests a way to help men with early, low-risk prostate cancer avoid being overtreated for a disease that in most cases will never threaten their lives. It found that a drug can slow the growth of these tumors ...

dateFeb 15, 2011 in Cancer
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