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4 hrs ago |

U.S. Court rules that biotech corporations can't force grain elevator companies to accept GMOs

A federal appeals court has ruled that a biotech giant cannot force a grain elevator firm to store a strain of genetically modified corn.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Agriculture, Science, US News, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, University of Oklahoma, United States Department of Agriculture

8 hrs ago | Business Journal

Inside Roche's $8.3 billion bid for InterMune

Yet Brisbane-based InterMune still was able to get more than Roche's original bid, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission document filed Friday.


Related Topix: InterMune, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Genentech, Startups, Healthcare Law

11 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Legal fight continues over $250,000...

La Jolla Coin Shop owner Michael McConnell, left, and real estate agent Randy Lawrence with the one-of-a-kind 1974-D aluminum penny, which could fetch the pair more than $250,000 at auction in April.


Related Topix: La-Jolla, CA, San Diego, CA, La Jolla Pharmaceutical, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Real Estate

15 hrs ago | San Bernardino County Sun

Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

A woman, center, reacts as she and others celebrate on the streets outside of West Point, that have been closed in by Liberian security forces to stop all movement the past week in a attempt to control the Ebola outbreak in Monrovia, Liberia, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline, Healthcare Industry

19 hrs ago | Investor's Business Daily

United Therapeutics Legal Victory Sends Stock Flying

United Therapeutics stock soared to an all-time of 118 on the victory. In midday trading in the stock market today , United Therapeutics was up nearly 26%, near 115.50.


Related Topix: United Therapeutics, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

23 hrs ago | Investor's Business Daily

4 Biotechs That Might Be Bought Soon

While IBD has no greater ability than anyone else to predict the future, here are four biotech stocks that have been named as possible targets on the Street, with stock-moving results.


Related Topix: Medicine, Healthcare Industry, InterMune, Financial Markets

Yesterday |

Friday's ETF Movers: XBI, PIZ

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Related Topix: United Therapeutics, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Arrowhead Research, Financial Markets

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Fox News

AstraZeneca boosted by start of new cancer drug trial

Hopes for AstraZeneca's promising cancer drug pipeline were boosted on Friday by news the company had moved its immuno-oncology medicine MEDI-4736 into a mid-stage study in colorectal cancer.


Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Pfizer, Healthcare Industry


Takeda, Lilly lose bid to overturn $9 billion award for hiding cancer risk

Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly & Co lost a bid to overthrow a combined $9 billion punitive-damage award by a U.S. jury for hiding cancer risks associated with their Actos diabetes drug, according to a court ruling.


Related Topix: Medicine, Eli Lilly, Healthcare Industry, Actos, Pioglitazone (generic), Diabetes, Health

CombiMatrix CFO Buys $2,040 in Stock

CombiMatrix CFO Scott R. Burell acquired 1,000 shares of the company's stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 27th.


Related Topix: CombiMatrix, Healthcare Industry

Business Journal

Medifast adopts 'poison pill' to ward off takeover attempts

Weight-loss company Medifast, which makes products like Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes, announced a stockholder rights plan Thursday, Aug. 28. Medifast Inc. has moved to put a stockholder rights plan or "poison pill" in place that would make it hard for an outside company to execute a hostile takeover.


Related Topix: Medicine, Medifast, Healthcare Industry, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables

Medical News

FDA accepts Mylan's ANDA filing for generic Copaxone 40 mg/mL

Mylan Inc. today announced that its abbreviated new drug application for a three times per week Glatiramer Acetate Injection 40 mg/mL has been accepted for filing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration .


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Pharmaceuticals, Mylan Laboratories, Healthcare Industry, Dey, Startups

Frustrating Boston Scientific Is Not What the Investor Ordered

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Related Topix: Mozilla, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry

Thu Aug 28, 2014


Paging Dr. Watson, IBM's medical adviser for the future

IBM continues to make the case for the nascent field of cognitive computing, showing off some Watson prototypes Thursday that could help speed scientific discovery in the medical field, by scanning large volumes of literature and data far more quickly then humans can, and suggesting possible leads.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry


Regional crisis talks as Ebola death toll tops 1,500

Ebola-hit nations met for crisis talks on Thursday as the death toll topped 1,500 and the World Health Organization warned that the number of cases could exceed 20,000 before the outbreak is stemmed.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, GlaxoSmithKline, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Liberia, Sierra Leone

Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

This undated handout photo provided by the journal Science shows Ebola surveillance at Kenema Governement Hospital is done by polymerase chain reaction, or PCR.


Related Topix: National Institutes of Health, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Harvard University, Sierra Leone, World News, Africa

WAPT-TV Jackson

Experimental Ebola vaccine trial starts soon

A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week at the National Institutes of Health, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly outbreak in West Africa.


Related Topix: Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Infectious Diseases, GlaxoSmithKline, Genetics

Service sector firms have helped boost Oxfordshire recovery

The county's economy grew by 3.5 per cent last year, compared with the national rate of 3.2 per cent, making it the second-best-performing area in the south east.


Related Topix: Johnson & Johnson, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, Outsourcing

PhysOrg Weblog

Ebola vaccine trials being fast-tracked: researchers

Safety trials on an Ebola vaccine are being fast-tracked, meaning it could be given to healthy volunteers as early as September, researchers said Thursday.


Related Topix: Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline, Healthcare Industry

Business Journal

AmeriSource Bergen to add 185 jobs, expand into Conshohocken

AmerisourceBergen will expand its local operations by leasing and renovating Millennium III, an existing 70,000-square-foot office building in Conshohocken, and has committed to add 185 new jobs in the Philadelphia region over the next three years, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said.


Related Topix: AmerisourceBergen, Conshohocken, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Chesterbrook, PA


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