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Articles by Adeline Siew, PhD

Merck Pays $688 Million to Resolve Vytorin Lawsuits

Feb 18, 2013

Merck has agreed in principle to pay $688 million to settle two federal securities class-action lawsuits involving the company's anticholesterol drugs Vytorin and Zocor, thereby avoiding trial.

First Commercially Available Intravenous Immune Globulin with a Thrombin Generation Assay Test

Feb 6, 2013

Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation announced that Bivigam [immune globulin intravenous (human), 10% liquid] is now available in the pharmaceutical distribution channel for use by physicians, pharmacists and hospitals throughout the US. Bivigam is a sugar-free, glycine stabilized intravenous immune globulin that has been approved by the FDA in December 2012 for the treatment of patients with primary humoral immunodeficiency (PI).

Shire to Resolve Federal Investigation and Pay $57.5 Million

Feb 5, 2013

Shire announced that it has reached an agreement in principle with the US government to resolve the previously disclosed civil investigation into its sales and marketing practices in the US relating to the company's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs, Adderall XR and Vyvanse as well as the ADHD patch Daytrana.

Anticounterfeiting Technologies: Tools to Combat Counterfeiters

Feb 2, 2013

Protecting patients from counterfeit medicines is a pressing issue facing governments and the pharmaceutical industry.

Endo Pharmaceuticals and GVK Biosciences Form Research Collaboration

Jan 30, 2013

Endo Pharmaceuticals and GVK Biosciences (GVK BIO), a contract research organisation (CRO) based in India, have entered into an agreement to collaborate on the development of small molecules targeting an undisclosed protein. Using its discovery expertise, GVK BIO will deliver a clinical candidate and Endo will be responsible for the development and commercialisation of the product.

Allergan to Acquire MAP Pharmaceuticals

Jan 24, 2013

Allergan and MAP Pharmaceuticals have entered into a definite merger agreement under which Allergan will purchase all of MAP?s outstanding shares for the price of $25.00 per share.

Root Causes of R&D Inefficiency Must Be Identified: Report

Jan 16, 2013

With so many blockbuster drugs falling off the patent cliff, research-based drug companies are now embracing new development paradigms to increase R&D productivity.

Shire Acquires Lotus Tissue Repair

Jan 8, 2013

Shire has signed an agreement to acquire Lotus Tissue Repair, Inc., a biotechnology company developing the first and only protein replacement therapy for the orphan disease, dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB).

Janssen and GlycoVaxyn Collaborate on Vaccine Development

Jan 7, 2013

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and GlycoVaxyn AG have entered into a three-year agreement to collaborate on the research and development of a multivalent bacterial vaccine utilizing GlycoVaxyn's bio-conjugation technology.

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