The north-of-the-border solution comes amid climbing heroin abuse in the US.
BioMarin to acquire Dutch biotech Prosensa; Woodcock says significant efficacy key to Breakthrough Therapy designation; Stryker considers $16 billion bid for UK devicemaker Smith and Nephew.
EMA revises its conflict of interest policy; AbbVie all-oral HCV combo drug receives positive EU recommendation; Merck may help NewLink Genetics scale production of its Ebola vaccine.
Results of two post-market studies, conducted in part by Boehringer Ingelheim, corroborate the billion-dollar blood thinner's benefit/risk profile.
A head-to-head comparison between Sanofi and Regeneron's experimental PCSK9 shows alirocumab lowers LDL levels more effectively than Merck's Zetia, which is part of the just-acquitted Vytorin.
A pipeline drug from Novartis has the potential to alter the progression of heart disease and keep patients out of the hospital.
Patients taking Vytorin experienced a 6.4% reduced relative risk for cardiovascular events, the company said.
The Pennsylvania company says it will continue to develop its IO treatment, even without Roche's support.
A 4-1BB agonist highlights a discussion with analysts on the drug giant's immunoncology pipeline, with a number of combination options to be tested next year.
Merck unveiled the DPP-IV clinical trial results at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual meeting Thursday.
The company said in a statement that the findings indicated the Spiriva-Striverdi combination treatment could help patients "return to a more independent life."
Lilly's long-acting insulin showed it's more effective in type 1 diabetics than Lantus, but concerns about its overall profile persist.
The new PCSK9 class of cholesterol-lowering antibodies continues to look promising, but many doctors—particularly PCPs—have never even heard of the experimental drugs.
Baylor College of Medicine researchers have found that an estrogen replacement suppressed binge-eating behavior among lab mice.
Key opinion leaders indicate they are ready to embrace Novartis's experimental heart failure medication LCZ696. Such a move could upend heart failure treatment protocols.
Phase-III tests indicate Lilly's experimental treatment bests Amgen's for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.
Phase-III tests indicate patients may be able to switch from injectable enzyme-replacement therapies, like Fabrazyme, to the firm's oral drug.
AstraZeneca announced the end of the investigation Tuesday.
Amgen now hopes a separate study will be enough to support the drug's advancement to a second-line therapy, but the lackluster results may impinge on its EU filing schedule.
Blood-cancer drug Kyprolis outperformed standard treatment in a late-stage trial testing the drug in patients with multiple myeloma, said Amgen.
The company is calling the move a withdrawal, as opposed to a recall.
A study indicates they may do little to reduce the risk of stroke or heart attack.
HPV testing provides an edge over Pap screenings when it comes to detecting cervical cancer risk.
An international AIDS conference this weekend kicked off a new battle in the war against hepatitis C: demonstrating high cure rates in those who are co-infected.
Novartis and the nonprofit Banner Alzheimer's Institutes are testing a theory that treating healthy patients could prevent or delay Alzheimer's disease.
Cyramza patients had more favorable overall survival rates than placebo patients, but the differences were not statistically significant.
The Wall Street Journal notes that a new study on testosterone therapy has some weaknesses, including its sole focus on men who received injections—leaving out pills, patches and gels.
Editorial says risk is small, researchers say it could be clinically relevant.
The American College of Physicians says most women do not need an annual pelvic exam. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists disagrees.
The regulator wants men to be part of breast cancer clinical trials.
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