Archive for 2004

Beleaguered Merck looks to future

Beleaguered Merck looks to future “A week after saying it was withdrawing its $2.5 billion arthritis drug Vioxx from the market and losing a quarter of its stock market value as a result, Merck & Co. will try to dodge the storm clouds and turn its attention tomorrow to a brighter subject with the official […]



FDA Eases Rules on Drug Manufacturing

FDA Eases Rules on Drug Manufacturing “Drug makers will not need regulatory approval for every change in their manufacturing processes under new guidelines designed to prevent supply disruptions, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday. … The modification is part of a just-completed, two-year effort to overhaul regulation of pharmaceutical manufacturing, a major issue for drug […]



Long Trip for Psychedelic Drugs

Long Trip for Psychedelic Drugs “Psychedelic drugs are inching their way slowly but surely toward prescription status in the United States, thanks to a group of persistent scientists who believe drugs like ecstasy and psilocybin can help people with terminal cancer, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, to name just a few. “



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