Corporate deals appetite hits 5-year high

...growth through acquisitions.But deals are being struck across all sectors this year, including in technology, pharmaceuticals, health care and food, where Heinz recently said it will buy Kraft for $45 billion.The appetite for deal-making...

Problem with Georgia execution drug caused by storage at low temperature, pharmacy expert says

...low, according to an analysis by a pharmaceutical expert.State officials on March...reports, a sworn statement from a pharmaceutical expert hired by the state and a short...Another possible cause could be that the pharmaceutical solvent used to dissolve pentobarbital...

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...

Walgreens aims to close about 200 US stores

...company's future, but they need to work proactively to address challenges like growing pressure on reimbursement for pharmaceuticals and competition.Drugstore chains have been dealing with shrinking profitability in their main business, prescription...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Public rarely sees test results

...drinking water, and that 63 pharmaceuticals or byproducts had been...contaminants, including pharmaceuticals. While they found minute...public disclosure when pharmaceutical contamination is discovered...experts who have detected pharmaceuticals in drinking water but would...

Local firm raises $5 million

...Price Dunaway, Accelerated Pharmaceuticals' president and CEO...applications. Accelerated Pharmaceuticals' core technology is based...biological effects of a given pharmaceutical compound on the human body...equipment. Accelerated Pharmaceuticals said its technology will...