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Science, industry economics, patients are boosting research on rare disease drugs - and hope

TRENTON, N.J. - The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing...the foundation has committed $150 million to Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., which spent 11 years screening 200,000 possibilities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-25/science-industry-economics
Medical marijuana research presents unique opportunity to regents

...scientific standpoint.GRU is getting its medication from GW Pharmaceuticals, a London-based firm that already makes marijuana-derived...as many of them as possible for as long as possible.GW Pharmaceuticals has seen some patients become completely seizure free after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-03-18/medical-marijuana-research-p
Business news

...the builder group's chief economist.Valeant pushes Endo out of Salix biddingValeant raised its offer for Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. by more than $1 billion Monday, forcing rival bidder Endo International out of the running.Canada's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-16/business-news
Bill to allow secrecy for execution drug sellers in South Carolina dies in Senate committee

...South Carolina has run out of one of its three lethal injection drugs, the anesthetic pentobarbital, and negotiations with pharmaceutical companies are going nowhere.The committee's vote doesn't kill the idea. Sen. Mike Fair is trying to get a similar...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-26/bill-allow-secrecy-execu
Cannabis oil clinical trial at Georgia Regents University might not be only option

...progress in getting clinical trials started on a drug from GW Pharmaceuticals called Epidiolex that is a highly purified form of cannabidiol...bearing all the infrastructure costs normally borne by a pharmaceutical company or other sponsor, he said.Cannabis oil is being...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-12/cannabis-oil-clinical-trial-
Bill would keep secret names of companies that sell execution drugs to South Carolina

...South Carolina last week would protect the identities of pharmaceutical companies in the hopes that the providers will start selling...individuals involved in carrying out executions already are, pharmaceutical companies might be willing to start selling the drugs again...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-16/bill-would-keep-secret-names-
After lobbying push, drugmaker resubmits women's sex pill

...pushing it onto the market.Sprout Pharmaceuticals said Tuesday it is refiling its application...group's corporate backers include Sprout Pharmaceuticals, Palatin Technologies and Trimel Pharmaceuticals - all companies developing drugs to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-17/after-lobbying-push-drugma
Deal, GRU sign marijuana oil deal

...Georgia Regents University and GW Pharmaceuticals signed a memorandum of understanding...together on this," he said.GW Pharmaceuticals earlier this month announced it had...possibility for other collaborations with GW Pharmaceuticals, which is scheduled to visit GRU...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-27/deal-gru-sign-marijuana-oil-
Biz Bits

...deal in UK filingsLONDON - Pfizer Inc. wants to allay concerns over its proposed $106 billion takeover offer of pharmaceuticals firm AstraZeneca, insisting that its promises will be legally binding.In a memo Monday to two U.K. parliamentary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-12/biz-bits
David Mascaro

...Association of Medical Illustrators. He helped revise the illustrative work begun by the late Dr. Frank Netter for the CIBA Pharmaceutical Company. David was also a successful gallery artist and painting instructor. He was the owner of Mascaro Studio & Gallery...

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