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  • Pfizer walks away from AstraZeneca takeover attempt

    Pfizer walks away from AstraZeneca takeover attempt
    Pfizer Inc. said Monday that it had abandoned its current attempt to buy AstraZeneca PLC for nearly $118 billion — a deal watched warily by Maryland officials — as a deadline approached without a last-minute change of heart by the British drugmaker.
  • Asthma drug calms chronic hives, rashes

    Sufferers of chronic hives and rashes could benefit from a commonly-used asthma drug, Johns Hopkins researchers have found. Scientists found that a once-a-month dose of the drug omalizumab helped ease symptoms that standard antihistamines didn't....

    Seasonal flu vaccine may fall short

    Seasonal flu vaccine may fall short
    With all the attention given to the slow pace of distribution of the swine flu vaccine, doctors and other providers are raising concerns about a shortage of vaccine for the other flu that is expected to slam the state and country this year. Demand...

    Lilly psoriasis drug impresses; battle nears with Amgen, Novartis

    (Reuters) - An experimental new psoriasis treatment from Eli Lilly and Co proved superior to Amgen Inc's blockbuster Enbrel, drawing it closer to a potential marketing battle with new products being developed by Amgen and Novartis AG. Based on...

    EU regulator warns on possible MS drugs side effects

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe's drug safety regulator said multiple sclerosis treatments known as interferon beta need stronger label warnings because some patients treated with the drugs have suffered side effects affecting the kidney and other organs. A...