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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

County sick from sludge?

...nearby poor county as a dumping site for their sewage sludge, which is a concentration of thousands of chemicals, pharmaceuticals (including chemotherapy drugs), heavy metals and a synergistic combination of up to 100,000 chemicals in use...

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...