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Not just Ebola: Drugs manufactured in tobacco plants being tested against array of diseases

...valuable proteins for medicines. That approach, studied for about 20 years, hasn't caught on widely in the pharmaceutical industry.But some companies and academic labs are pursuing it to create medicines and vaccines against such targets...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-15/not-just-ebola-drugs-manuf
Drugmaker AstraZeneca rejects $119 billion offer from Pfizer

...Lipitor and other widely used medicines, in the pharmaceutical industry it's known for two other things: marketing...in four of the 10 richest deals ever in the pharmaceutical industry.Each of those deals resulted in massive layoffs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-19/board-uk-drugmaker-astraze
Germany's Bayer plans to buy Merck & Co.'s consumer care business

...line, Dr. Scholl's foot-care products and MiraLAX laxative.The transaction is part of a recent surge in pharmaceutical industry deals. Some drugmakers are selling or swapping business segments to focus on areas where they have the most expertise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-06/germanys-bayer-plans-buy-m
AstraZeneca rejects sweetened Pfizer takeover bid

...said it is considering its options.Proposed deals to swap assets or acquire other companies are roiling the pharmaceutical industry. Many companies are narrowing their product and research focus to their areas of expertise to save money. They...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-02/astrazeneca-rejects-sweete
Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case

...generic rivals next month.The decision is a victory for rivals challenging the patents of Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., maker of the drug Copaxone.Teva claims the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit wrongly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-18/court-declines-block-drug-
Federal crackdown on foreign HGH has led to record sales of drug

...2006, reduced the illegal flow of unregulated supplies from China, India and Mexico.But since then, the pharmaceutical industry has been satisfying the steady desires of U.S. users and abusers, including many who take the drug in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-01-01/federal-crackdown-foreign-
What went wrong? Voters can give us second beginning to save nation

...correcting the outrageous injustices against Palestinians. It was not too long before the insurance companies, the pharmaceutical industry, the banks and the auto industry got frantic. And those members of Congress who still are enriching themselves...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/joaquin-godoy/2010-10-29/what-went-wrong-voters-can
Opinion columns
Georgia shipping event a sign of growth

...decide there's lots of shipping going on in the pharmaceutical industry, but they can't go after it because they don't have a way to learn all the needs of the pharmaceutical industry," Siplon said. "This way, they can come...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-05-10/georgia-shipping-event-sign-g
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Healthy for Georgia

...experienced facilities that can handle the complexities of trials for the new generation of medicines."The pharmaceutical industry knows the institutions in Georgia and is able to rely on them," Trewhitt said.And that's the way the universities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-12-10/healthy-georgia
Quit playing politics, push health reform

...bills before Congress need a lot of work. There is too much in them that benefits insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry rather than citizens. However, we need to tell our elected representatives that we do want health-care reform...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/12/09/let_558738.shtml
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