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3 min ago | National Public Radio

New Drug Sales Help Boost Novartis Q1 Profit

The company said Thursday that its net profit of nearly $2.97 billion, which was up from $2.42 billion in the same period last year, was helped by sales growth from some of its newest product launches, such as Gilenya for multiple sclerosis and Afinitor for cancer.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Biotech, Eli Lilly

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Day

Malloy touts business ties at chamber breakfast

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, making an appearance at a Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut breakfast Wednesday at the Mystic Marriott while fighting allergies and a cold, touted his relationships with the business community, including discussions at high levels of Pfizer Inc. that led to the donation this month of a building to house a bioscience ... (more)

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Related Topix: Mystic, CT, Pfizer, Biotech, Medicine, Groton, CT

The Reporter

No gunman found in medical offices near S.F.

Police near San Francisco surrounded and searched a medical building Wednesday after reports that a gunman may have opened fire inside.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Sutter Health, Hospital Administration, Daly City, CA

GPB.org

Costly Hepatitis C Pill Shreds Drug Industry Sales Record

The launch of Sovaldi, the $1,000-a-day pill for hepatitis C, is shaping up as the most successful ever.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Food and Drug Administration, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Startups

Sunherald.com

Feds: home health company paying $150M settlement

Amedisys and its affiliates make up one of the nation's largest home health providers, operating in 37 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, according to a Justice Department news release.

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Related Topix: Amedisys, Medicare, Health, US News, Nursing

WATE-TV Knoxville

Gacy case helps solve unrelated Chicago area death

EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Air Accidents

Myrtle Beach Online

US stocks edge lower after a six-day rally

Intuitive Surgical was among those reporting disappointed results. A worse-than-expected report on the housing market also weighed on the broader market.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Startups, Intuitive Surgical, Robots, Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Business News

Altus Times

MCSO in Durant to pay $1.5 million ...

The Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma in Durant and its parent company, Health Management Associates Inc., have agreed to pay $1,065,000 to the United States and $435,000 to the State of Oklahoma to resolve allegations that the hospital billed for unnecessary surgical procedures by a doctor at the hospital.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Medicine, Health Management Associates, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Law, Law, Nursing

The Campbell Reporter

Biz Break: Gilead's new hepatitis C drug produces huge sales in debut quarter

Today: Gilead Sciences demolishes earnings expectations thanks to powerful sales of breakthrough hepatitis C drug Sovaldi.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Startups, CGI Pharmaceuticals, Intuitive Surgical, Netflix, Telecom, Juniper Networks, Computers

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Reuters

M&A in pharmaceuticals helps European shares extend rally

European shares rose on Tuesday, boosted by mergers and acquisitions activity in the pharmaceuticals sector and by bullish euro zone consumer confidence data.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline

Asbury Park Press

Exec at Bridgewater-based drug firm gets 16 months in inside-trade case

A former pharmaceutical executive has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his role in an insider trading scheme.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Celgene, Medicine

Tri-cityherald.com

Amgen misses 1Q views as higher costs cut profit

The company badly missed Wall Street's expectations for both earnings per share and revenue, sending down its shares.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Amgen, Osteoporosis, Health

WIVB-TV Buffalo

Hospital reinforces e-cig ban after fire, injury

A New York hospital is reinforcing its ban on electronic cigarettes after a patient on oxygen was burned by a fire that erupted while she was puffing on one of the devices.

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Related Topix: Fire, St Josephs Hospital Health Center, Hospital Administration, Medicine

Daily Journal

Pharma deals give stocks a lift

Amid a relative dearth of economic data and the lack of fresh news in Ukraine, investors are focusing on the latest batch of U.S. corporate earnings and the slew of developments in the pharmaceuticals industry.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Biotech, Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline

Asbury Park Press

NY hospital bans e-cigarettes after fire, injury

A Syracuse hospital is banning electronic cigarettes after a female patient on oxygen was burned by a fire that erupted while she was puffing on one of the devices.

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Related Topix: Fire, St Josephs Hospital Health Center, Hospital Administration, Medicine

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Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG launched a major overhaul of its business Tuesday, unveiling a series of multibillion-dollar deals with Britain's GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the U.S.'s Eli Lilly & Co.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Novartis, Noven Pharmaceuticals, Medicine, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Leukemia, Health

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

All of t... )--Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. today announced results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.

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Related Topix: ChannelAdvisor, Science / Technology, Internet, Banking, Bank of Hawaii, Financial Services, Equity Lifestyle Properties, Exactech, Medicine, Medical Equipment, Providence, RI

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Pfizer agrees to $190 mln settlement over generic Neurontin

Pfizer Inc has agreed to pay $190 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging the pharmaceutical company took steps to delay market entry of generic versions of its epilepsy drug Neurontin, according to court documents filed on Monday.

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Related Topix: Neurontin, Gabapentin (generic), Medicine, Pfizer, Biotech

HeraldNet

Salaries rising for fundraisers at top charities

A new study of 280 nonprofits released Monday by the Washington-based Chronicle of Philanthropy shows nearly 30 top fundraisers have been earning more than $500,000, and at least two surpassed the $1 million mark.

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Related Topix: Life, Charity , Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University

GPB.org

Lead Poisoning Nightmare In Nigeria May Be Easing

Gado Labbo holds her 5-year-old son, Yusuf, at a clinic in Dareta. In 2010, when Yusuf first entered the clinic, he had a blood lead level 30 times higher than the amount the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers dangerous.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine

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