| Feb 21, 2012
| 6:55 AM
A host of prescription drugs have been in low supply around the United States for some time, but doctors have been warning about a particularly acute shortage of a set of life-saving cancer drugs.
Now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said today that...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:38 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Hospira has successfully overturned two patents on Roche's blockbuster breast cancer drug Herceptin in Britain, clearing the way for it to launch a cheaper copycat version in the country.
A ruling handed down by the High Court in...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:46 AM
PARIS (Reuters) - France is going out on a limb with a plan to push the use of cheap copies of biotech drugs, triggering alarm among companies in Europe's second-biggest pharmaceutical market behind Germany.
The government quietly introduced the...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:38 PM
The biotechnology and innovation environment in Chicago lags that of the Boston, Mass.-area and California’s Bay Area, AbbVie Inc. Chief Executive Rick Gonzalez said Thursday.
Gonzalez, speaking in Schaumburg at an Executives’ Club of...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:49 AM
Hospira Inc. said its fourth-quarter profit improved six-fold from a year ago as supply and pricing improved on its specialty injectable drugs. Net income rose to $33.5 million, or 20 cents a share, from $5.3 million, or 3 cents a share, in the same...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: Weekly mortgage applications, January federal budget
Local earnings: Acco Brands, Deere & Co., Hospira Inc., Mondelez International Inc., Morningstar Inc., Nanosphere Inc.
Other earnings: Applied Materials, CBS Corp., Cheesecake Factory, Dr....
| May 18, 2012
Here is a look at major schools that offer Master of Business Administration programs in Chicago or the Chicago area.
Many schools give students a choice of part-time (including evening and weekend options), flexible, full-time, accelerated, dual-degree,...
| Nov 27, 2011
When thinking about pharmaceutical sales, a person's mind might jump immediately to a company selling one particular drug to doctors. But there's more to pharmaceutical reps than selling pills. In fact, companies like Hospira sell many different...
| Mar 30, 2011
The Texas Tribune
Two death row inmates sued the state today, arguing that the decision to use a new lethal injection drug was made too secretly and too hastily.
"Executions, and the manner in which we carry them out, are of unique public interest and...
| Dec 7, 2010
| 5:38 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- California's prison department officials said Monday it now has enough sodium thiopental to carry out executions at San Quentin State Prison.
The state paid $36,415 to acquire 521 grams of the drug manufactured by Archimedes Pharma of...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Executing inmates is getting harder, more expensive and a lot loonier in Florida.
But kill them we must, and so the follies continue.
This year state officials added a new drug to their lethal-injection cocktail.
The Florida Supreme Court blocked its...