Teva (NYSE:TEVA) said last week that it launched a generic version of Pfizer‘s (NYSE:PFE) Flector diclofenac epolamine patch. Using a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, the topical patch is designed to treat acute pain due to minor strains, sprains and contusions. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Major pharmaceutical firms started the new year by hiking the prices of hundreds of drugs, according to a new study published by Rx Savings Solutions. First reported in The Wall Street Journal, the study found that the average price increase taken by more than three dozen companies was roughly 6.3%. Get the full story at our […]
Pfizer’s Hospira unit this week voluntarily recalled two lots of a drug used to reverse the course of an opioid overdose. The company’s naxolone injection, sold in its Carpuject single-use cartridge syringe, was recalled due to the potential presence of embedded and loose particulate matter in the plunger. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery […]
The National Institutes of Health is joining forces with the tech and pharmaceutical industries to speed the development of new drugs for Parkinson’s disease and identify biomarkers for the debilitating condition. Companies participating in the public-private partnership include Celgene (NSDQ:CELG), GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK), The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) and Verily. Combined the groups plan to commit $12 million to […]
Pfizer Canada (NYSE:PFE) has warned Health Canada that there is a shortage of 0.3 mg EpiPen auto-injectors due to a manufacturing disruption. The company, which licenses the emergency allergy treatment from Mylan (NSDQ:MYL), reported that the problem should be resolved by March 2. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Shankar Musunuri has spent time in both the pharmaceutical world and the biotech arena – after 15 years at Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), he went on to launch several biotech start-ups. As co-founder, chairman & chief executive of Ocugen, he is looking to bring eye disease products to the patients that big pharma’s drugs have left out. “There’s so much […]
United Therapeutics (NSDQ:UTHR) has agreed to pay $210 million to squash claims that it used a charity to illegally cover Medicare patients’ out-of-pocket costs in an attempt to boost sales. Drug companies are not allowed to subsidize co-pays for people enrolled in Medicare, but they can donate to independent non-profits that provide co-pay assistance. Get the […]
Kala Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:KALA) this month expanded its team of C-suite executives, naming Todd Bazemore as chief operating officer. Bazemore has spent more than 20 years in the biopharmaceutical industry, most recently working as EVP and COO for Santhera Pharmaceuticals. He has also spent time at Dyax Corp., Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, and Muro Pharmaceuticals. “We welcome Todd to […]
Formed just two years ago, pharma startup Pneuma Respiratory is developing a digital inhaler that it touts as the first of its kind. The company is looking to bring its technology to the more than 40 million people who suffer from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the U.S. They’re stepping into a highly competitive market, […]
Shares in Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) fell slightly today even though the pharmaceutical giant beat expectations on Wall Street with its third quarter results. The New York-based company posted profits of $2.84 billion, or 47¢ per share, on sales of $13.17 billion, for sales growth of 1% compared with last year’s third quarter results. Get the full story at […]
(Reuters) – Pfizer‘s (NYSE:PFE) chief executive said on Tuesday he would prefer to wait for clarity on U.S. tax reform before engaging in any big deals in order to get a better understanding of any potential acquisition target’s value. The largest U.S. drugmaker has been under increasing pressure from investors and Wall Street to pull off […]