Already sluggish health-care inflation is projected to slow down even more in 2014 as consumers, employers and the federal government continue looking to cut medical costs, a new report said Tuesday.» Read More
Bruce Levis, managing director at McQueen, Ball & Associates, says that the market has yet to hit bottom, but offered a few sector selections that could benefit investors.
I was told to leave the building immediately otherwise security would be called and it "would get ugly." That's a quote from an AA staffer. It didn't get ugly. We quickly packed up all our stuff and moved outside.
When covering this beat you often have to become as fluent as possible in different disease jargon. But nothing could have prepared me for the alphabet soup served up in this highly anticipated release.
Leading up to the Beijing Olympics, CNBC asked the experts how to capitalize on China’s economic growth.
I'm at the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease--aka ICAD--in Chicago where we're waiting for the highly anticipated detailed test results on the promising experimental drug from Wyeth and Elan.
Amgen surprised the market late on a summer Friday by announcing positive test results from the big, crucial study of its experimental osteoporosis drug. The stock shot up after hours and continues to rally this morning.
Leerink Swann, which specializes in healthcare equities research, is out with a couple of noteworthy surveys--one on the collateral damage to Merck and Schering-Plough's Vytorin this week and the other on drug-coated stents from Abbott Labs, Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic.
On the Pfizer earnings conference call this morning Chairman and CEO Jeff Kindler kicked things off by calling this a "time of great uncertainty in the world economy and capital markets and significant challenges in our industry."
Recently I blogged about Merck advertising its cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil to a captive audience during trailers for the "Sex and the City" movie.
Yesterday while covering the press conference about the new study on Merck and Schering-Plough's Vytorin I quoted the lead researcher, Dr. Terje Pedersen of Ulleval University Hospital in Oslo, Norway, who said--and this is a direct quote: "However, we had a disturbing finding when we looked at safety."
The buyout offer from Swiss drug giant Roche has shares of DNA trading at their highest level in about two-and-a-half years and according to CNBC stock-stat maven, Robert Hum, if they close up at least 8.88% it'll be their biggest one-day percentage gain since April 15, 2005.
arr's Chairman and CEO Bruce Downey told me Teva's CEO Schlomo Yanai made the first move. But it didn't happen in a long-distance phone call from Tel Aviv to New Jersey. They say they were at an industry conference in Palm Beach outside some burger joint when the subject came up.
Symmetry Medical proves investors can speculate and play defense at the same time.
The researchers say the most vulnerable region to kidney stone outbreaks will probably be in the ever-hotter Southeast. "If, however, the risk suddenly climbs steeply at some threshold temperature, a band stretching from Kentucky to northern California would likely see the most new cases."
I am out in the field today shooting a story in Boston for the upcoming big Alzheimer's meeting the end of this month. But I wanted to pass along this nugget dug up by Pharmalot's Ed Silverman: The Pfizer Exec And The $300K Helicopter Bill.
More than ten years after Pfizer brought Viagra to market and brought erectile dysfunction out of the closet a new survey says a lot of men are still too embarrassed to talk about impotence with their doctor.
Figuring out why states fared poorly in America’s Top States For Business 2008 takes a bit less work than determining why others did well. It usually comes down to performance and scoring in three key categories, and they happen to be the three with the most impact on the weighting and the overall rankings. Here's the ten worst -- and why.
After a knee-jerk reaction to the downside after the closing bell yesterday to the surprising four-cent miss by Genentech, the shares are rallying big time in the early regular trading session.
The chief executive explains why her stock has taken such a hit.
Like so many people who knew Bobby Murcer or were fans of his, I was so sad to hear the news that he had passed away. I didn't know the man. And I only have vague childhood memories of then-Dodger Stadium announcer John Ramsey saying, "Bobby Murcer", when the "Yankee for Life" was playing for the Giants and Cubs at Chavez Ravine.