FDA approves first pill aimed at boosting female libido

...desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success of...difficulties has been something of a holy grail for the pharmaceutical industry. It was pursued and later abandoned by Pfizer...

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 treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest from major drugmakers...

Bartenders using high-tech tools to add flair to high-end mixology

...never will be," says Coronado. "But I'm very curious and I like to find my way around things. In the case of cocktails, I'm able to have the luxury of having specialty machines that people in the pharmaceutical industry have."

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley traveling to India to lure jobs to South Carolina

...tourist destination, while Commerce officials meet with business leaders, particularly in the automotive and pharmaceutical industries, Hitt said.India, an emerging market with more than 1.2 billion people, ranks 16th in capital investment...

New once-a-day pill for hepatitis C wins FDA approval

...reducing the price to about $63,000.But patient advocates on Friday renewed their criticism of Gilead and the pharmaceutical industry trend toward sky-high drug pricing."When history is written, this is going to be the breaking point where...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...