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US to Seek New Uses for Abandoned Drugs
The U.S. government said Thursday it will work with large pharmaceutical companies to try to find new uses for once-promising drugs that have been cast aside by the industry.
Market & Company News: Updates on EBAY, JCP, BKS, DELL, MSFT, GMCR
GlaxoSmithKline plc (ADR) (NYSE:GSK), AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and Sanofi SA (ADR) (NYSE:SNY) will collaborate in a �180 million research project to tackle growing threat from bugs' resistance to antibiotics.
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Last month AstraZeneca PLC agreed to acquire Ardea, and Ardea's shares are up about 89% year-to-date. For 2012 Mr. Nadeau's favorite pick is Dynavax Technologies Corp.
Superbugs spread to 40 nations threatening India medical tourism
... a microbiologist at Indiana University in Bloomington. She led teams that developed five bacteria-fighting drugs beginning in the 1970s in laboratories that are now part of AstraZeneca Plc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Johnson and Johnson and Pfizer Inc.
Children's Hospital discovers cause of rare CLOVES disease
Children's Hospital has discovered that a single mutation in a gene is likely to be responsible for a debilitating, rare disease that strikes children, known as CLOVES syndrome.
Heart Patients May Face a New Drug Dilemma
Doctors expect the generic version of Plavix, called clopidogrel, will initially cost about $1 a day. That compares with the wholesale cost of $6.44 a day for brand-name Plavix and similar prices for Eli Lilly & Co.
Pliazon� cream now available for metastatic colorectal cancer patients
London, 28th May 2012 - Today, Merck Serono announced that they will provide Pliazon�, a cream for the treatment of skin reactions, free to all UK patients undergoing anti-EGFR antibody therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC).
Pendragon scraps executive pay plan after revolt
Last week, media doyen Sly Bailey went from Trinity Mirror and the week before AstraZeneca chief executive David Brennan resigned.
Cookson flags breakup as activist fund joins board
Cookson Group Plc CKSN.L may break up into its two major divisions in an effort to improve shareholder returns and is to admit a partner from activist shareholder Cevian to its board, the British industrial materials supplier said.
Foreign Tax Credit And Withholding Tax Rates
I am a US-resident dividend-yield and dividend-growth investor. Most of my current holdings are U.S. companies but over the last couple of years, I have diversified into foreign equities.