Bayer suspends two in drug safety investigation

Bayer pinned its failure to tell the FDA about a study regarding heart surgery drug Trasylol on an error by two unnamed individuals, as it hired outside counsel to investigate the matter.

DTC ad spending up in first half of ‘06

DTC advertising spending by pharmaceutical companies was up 9% during the first half of 2006, according to data released this week by marketing information firm TNS Media Intelligence.

Dem leader would push price controls as Speaker

Democrats wouldn’t be in power more than four days before legislating price controls on pharmaceuticals, according to House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, the presumptive Speaker of the House should the Democrats win a majority of seats next month.