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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...

    Novartis apologizes for not disclosing side-effects of leukemia drugs sooner

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese unit of Novartis AG apologized on Thursday for failing to report to authorities in a timely manner side-effects of its leukemia drugs, in the company's latest scandal in the country. Novartis Pharma KK, the Swiss...

    Drug-resistant malaria reaches Southeast Asia borders, could spread to Africa

    LONDON (Reuters) - Drug-resistant malaria parasites have spread to border regions of Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global efforts to control and eliminate the mosquito-borne disease, researchers said on Wednesday. The scientists, who analyzed...