Novartis saw sales fall in Q2, but it's optimistic about its pipeline, particularly heart disease drug Entresto, CEO Joe Jimenez says.» Read More
June 29- Egalet Corp said data showed its experimental painkiller was less likely to be abused than a form of morphine already being sold. A study showed recreational opioid users did not like and were less prone to snort the company's painkiller, Egalet -001, than MS Contin. Egalet's study results come a week before a panel of experts advising the U.S. Food and...
Even Asia's most destitute peasants can now afford meth if they're willing to forego food for a day, GlobalPost reports.
Most of the listings on the online black market were for illegal drugs, but the site also sold other items.
A campaign accuses the FDA of gender bias for approving drugs to help men have sex, but none for women. The NYT reports.
Incyte stands to benefit from unveiling data on its cancer treatments at a conference in the coming days, a biotech analyst said.
A study sheds light on why the new medicines seem to work for some cancers and not others, NYT reports.
CHICAGO, May 22- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is pressing meat, seafood, dairy and egg suppliers to reduce the use of antibiotics, becoming the first large retailer to take such a public stand against the excessive use of drugs in raising farm animals. Wal-Mart, the country's biggest food retailer, is also telling suppliers not to raise animals in gestation crates or in...
The DEA and the NYPD seized 70 kilos of heroin with a street value of about $50 million and arrested two in the Bronx.
LONDON, May 19- Since he ditched Marlboro Lights five years ago, Daniel's fix is fruit-flavoured nicotine gum that comes in neat, pop-out strips. He gets through 12 to 15 pieces a day and says he has "packets of the stuff" stashed all over. Psychologists and tobacco-addiction specialists, including some in world-leading laboratories in Britain, think it's now time...
BOGOTA, May 15- Colombia will suspend aerial fumigation of illegal coca plants in light of a number of studies linking the herbicide used to cancer, a move which marks the end of a decades-long strategy in the country's fight against drug trafficking. Colombia, which produces some 300 tonnes of cocaine per year, has fumigated illicit coca crops for two decades...
SYDNEY, May 1- "Decent Indonesians" understand Australian anger over the execution of two convicted drug traffickers, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said after Jakarta's ambassador in Canberra expressed sympathy for the families of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Abbott recalled Australia's ambassador to Indonesia, Paul Gibson, in protest against the...
Workers in these fields are more likely to consume heavy amounts of alcohol, the government reports.
SYDNEY, April 30- A Brazilian man executed in Indonesia for drug trafficking who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder did not understand what was happening to him until his final moments, a priest assigned as his spiritual adviser told Australia's ABC radio on Thursday. Brazil had made repeated personal pleas for Indonesia to commute his...
An Indonesian firing squad executed eight drug convicts, prompting Australia to recall its envoy and drawing an angry reaction from Brazil.
Many Native American tribes are grappling with the idea of growing marijuana on reservation land.
Medical marijuana sales growth in Colorado has dipped since recreational pot has been legalized in the state.
Valeant chief Michael Pearson won't pay too much for Salix, which earlier this week received a competing offer from Endo, Bill Ackman tells CNBC.
Copycat biotech drugs in the U.S. market could cut prices of expensive medications by 40 percent to 50 percent, said a top CVS Health exec.
The move happened after the Irish Court of Appeal found the 1977 Misuse of Drugs Act was unconstitutional.
Raghuram Selvaraju, managing director, Healthcare equity research at MLV & Co, discusses whether AbbVie's acquisition of Pharmacyclics for about $21 billion is a good move.