Archive for November, 2004

Bill Aims to Protect Joint Patents

Bill Aims to Protect Joint Patents Patents that result from collaboration between universities and companies won new protections from legal challenge under legislation that passed Congress over the weekend.


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Trouble for California Cloning?

Trouble for California Cloning? The United Nations will likely decide Friday, after many delays, whether to vote on an international cloning ban, vote on a new declaration introduced by Italy or delay voting once again. Just weeks after Californians voted for a $3 billion proposition to fund embryonic stem-cell research, which would include therapeutic cloning, […]


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The Murky History of Merck's Vioxx

The Murky History of Merck’s Vioxx Merck’s decision to withdraw its popular arthritis drug Vioxx from the market in late September has raised questions about the process leading up to its regulatory approval in 1999 as well as the importance of subsequent medical studies. Here are some key dates in the Vioxx saga:


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The Murky History of Merck’s Vioxx

The Murky History of Merck’s Vioxx Merck’s decision to withdraw its popular arthritis drug Vioxx from the market in late September has raised questions about the process leading up to its regulatory approval in 1999 as well as the importance of subsequent medical studies. Here are some key dates in the Vioxx saga:


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Contingency Plans Help Current Merck Crisis

Contingency Plans Help Current Merck Crisis : In the wake of Merck & Co.’s announcement to pull Vioxx off the market, the pharmaceutical giant pressed forward with plans to launch new products … The fact that companies such as Merck & Co. can quickly bounce back from troublesome corporate crises is a testament to their […]


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Reviewing Drug Safety

Reviewing Drug Safety “The Food & Drug Administration has announced a major review of its system for monitoring the safety of drugs already on the market. FDA will sponsor an Institute of Medicine study of the agency’s safety monitoring procedures, and it will set up a formal program to make sure that the views of […]


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The Stem Cell Gold Rush

The Stem Cell Gold Rush: Scientists around the country who study embryonic stem cells may be mourning four more years of President Bush’s restrictive funding policy, but California scientists are throwing a party, and top researchers in less-funded states are hoping for invitations.


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