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Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 billion

...compared with a top marginal rate of 39.6 percent in the United States, according to the tax advisory firm KPMG.Drug-maker Pfizer recently tried unsuccessfully to acquire U.K.-based Astra-Zeneca. The banana-seller Chiquita agreed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-16/medtronic-buy-covidien-429
Georgia's law on execution drug upheld

...against cruel and unusual punishment.The source of execution drugs has become contentious in the U.S. since major drug makers, many based in Europe, began refusing to sell their products if they were to be used in an execution. Like some other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-05-19/georgias-law-execution-drug-upheld
NY jury convicts former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager of insider trading charges

...the University of Michigan Medical School, testified he gave Martoma secret results of the drug trial sponsored by drug makers Elan Corp. and Wyeth nearly two weeks before they were publicly announced.Gilman, once one of the world's top...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-02-06/ny-jury-convicts-former-sa
Business news

...fueled by cost-cutting and a price increase for top-selling antidepressant Cymbalta.The Indianapolis-based drug maker owns Elanco, which makes a dairy cow supplement in east Augusta.Worldwide sales of animal health products in the third...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-23/business-news
Federal crackdown on foreign HGH has led to record sales of drug

...at scores of anti-aging medical practices and clinics around the country. Those numbers could be tallied only by drug makers, who have declined to say how many patients they supply and for what conditions.First marketed in 1985 for children...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-01-01/federal-crackdown-foreign-
IBM pulls stock market out of morning slump

...making big moves:? Pfizer dropped 4 percent after the drug maker's results fell short of what analysts had expected...drug, crimped revenue. The world's second-largest drug maker also cut its profit forecast for the rest of the year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-04-30/ibm-pulls-stock-market-out
Elanco owner reports lower earnings

...fueled by cost-cutting and a price increase for top-selling antidepressant Cymbalta.The Indianapolis-based drug maker owns Elanco, which makes a dairy cow supplement in east Augusta.Worldwide sales of animal health products in the third...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-23/elanco-owner-reports-lower
Compounding pharmacy group says FDA changed inspection rules

...which they measured those pharmacies was totally inappropriate and incorrect."While the inspection reports for the drug makers almost never see the light of day, the pharmacy reports have, Miller said."The interesting thing is the agency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-05-25/compounding-pharmacy-group-s
Court to decide whether human genes can be patented

...that deciding now that genes can't be patented would throw into chaos current research and profits structures for drug-makers and medical research companies, who have gotten more than 40,000 DNA-related patents in almost 30 years, according...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-30/court-decide-whether-human
New year to bring area jobs

...unveiled in November a $22 million plant expansion to produce urea pastilles pure enough to be used by pharmaceutical drug maker Eli Lilly & Co. - Officials at Augusta Tissue Mill announced an expansion of its $16 million renovation of Ponderosa...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2006-12-30/new-year-bring-area-jobs
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