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Lifeway Foods responds to FDA allegations

May 19, 2008
According to the Associated Press, Lifeway Foods Inc., which makes the dairy drink kefir, said recently all of its production facilities remain operational after the Food and Drug Administration shut
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Glaxo gets approval for bird flu vaccine

May 19, 2008
The Associated Press is reporting that GlaxoSmithKline said recently that it has received permission from European regulators to market a human bird flu vaccine, the first pharmaceutical to receive a
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Pfizer says stolen laptop contained employee data

May 14, 2008
According to the Associated Press, a laptop containing personal information about 13,000 Pfizer Inc. employees was stolen from an employee''s car about a month ago, a company spokeswoman said recently.Spokeswoman
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Sanofi hit by generic Plavix threat in Europe

May 12, 2008
According to Reuters, French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis, which briefly encountered generic competition to its second-biggest product Plavix in the United States in 2006 and 2007, now faces a similar threat
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Astra''s Symbicort patent revoked

May 7, 2008
The Associated Press is reporting that AstraZeneca PLC said recently that a European patent has been revoked covering the use of its Symbicort medicine as a treatment for a condition
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Pfizer invests $300 mln in Irish biotech facility

May 5, 2008
According to Reuters, Pfizer Inc, the world''s biggest drugmaker, Pfizer, is to invest 190 million euros ($297 million) establishing a new biotech plant in Ireland for the production of experimental
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Merck gets warning by FDA on vaccine plant’s problems

May 1, 2008
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Food and Drug Administration sent a warning letter to Merck & Co., saying that the agency''s investigators found manufacturing deficiencies at its
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FDA turns down application for combo allergy drug

April 28, 2008
According to the Associated Press, the Food and Drug Administration has turned down an application by two drugmakers to produce an allergy drug combining the active ingredients of their popular
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Pfizer''s Lipitor has no effect on Alzheimer''s disease

April 21, 2008
According to the Associated Press, drug developer Pfizer Inc. said recently that adding its cholesterol drug Lipitor to the Alzheimer''s disease treatment Aricept had no impact on Alzheimer''s patients.The combination
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American Oriental, China Aoxing to jointly market pain drugs

April 16, 2008
Pharmaceutical company American Oriental Bioengineering Inc. said recently it will take a 38 percent stake in China Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company Inc. as part of a deal to jointly develop and
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