Despite virulent opposition, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill this week making the state the largest requiring schoolchildren--public and private--to be vaccinated unless there is a medical reason not to do so.
The API of GlaxoSmithKline's HIV therapy Tivicay (dolutegravir) will be made in China by Shanghai-based Desano Pharmaceuticals under a deal with the British drug maker's ViiV Healthcare arm, according to a press release.
Germany's tough price negotiators went too far for Novo Nordisk. The Danish drugmaker is pulling its new diabetes drug Tresiba off the market after authorities said they'd price the long-acting basal insulin on par with old human insulin injections.
The FDA has opted to delay its review of cobimetinib in order to give regulators more time to consider additional Phase III data provided by Genentech.
Kickback allegations against Novartis just got scarier. After years of investigating the Swiss drugmaker, the Justice Department and 11 states are demanding almost $3.4 billion in damages and fines in a False Claims Act lawsuit nearing trial.
More than a few analysts and company executives are watching Indian drug companies in expectations of consolidation among smaller players and possibly daring moves by mid-cap and larger at home and abroad.
Purdue Pharma has canceled an all-important discussion with FDA advisers about its latest spin on OxyContin less than a week ahead of the scheduled meeting, an uncommon move the company said will ultimately improve its odds of success.
Australian biotech Prana Biotechnology said an Imagine extension trial on the safety of a PBT2 neurodegenerative disease candidate did not identify any concerns, raising hopes that the company will lift a Partial Clinical Hold in the U.S. and head on to Phase III trials related to orphan status for Huntington's disease.
Hypertension afflicted 25.2% of China's adult population and diabetes 9.7%, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency. That's according to a survey conducted by the National Health and Family Planning Commission over a decade that jibes with other recent public policy healthcare reform efforts by the State Council.
A Missouri congressman wants to know why the pharma industry is sitting on the sidelines of social media. Actually, Rep. Billy Long (R-MO) has an idea why--and he's proposing legislation to change it. He recently introduced H.R. 2479, which would force the FDA to let pharma share more info about its products online.