Archive for June, 2003

FDA chief looks to speed diabetes, obesity drugs

FDA chief looks to speed diabetes, obesity drugs Mark McClellan, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, said he wants to apply a fast-track review process normally reserved for drugs for terminal cancer and AIDS patients to drugs for diabetes and obesity.


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Pfizer sues over counterfeit Lipitor

Pfizer sues over counterfeit Lipitor Pfizer Inc. said Tuesday it was suing two companies connected to counterfeit versions of its cholesterol fighter, Lipitor, the world’s top-selling prescription medicine.


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The ImClone Story: A Hyped Drug, a Tainted Icon

The ImClone Story: A Hyped Drug, a Tainted Icon It was, in retrospect, a festival of hype emblematic of the boom years, when technology stocks seemed to have nowhere to go but up.


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Puncturing The ImClone Hype

Puncturing The ImClone Hype Could ImClone Systems’ Erbitux be a powerful cancer fighter after all? Maybe. A new study presented June 1 at a meeting of oncologists seems to boost that contention. But there are still reasons to doubt that Erbitux will be approved soon or that it will eventually be a blockbuster.


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