Another gene genie out of the bottle

Another gene genie out of the bottle The European Commission has lifted a five-year moratorium on genetically modified produce, by allowing the sale in Europe of one type of modified corn. But the battle by producers of such crops to win governments� and consumers� acceptance is far from over


Could patients glean stock tips?: Drug trial participants may be insider trading.

Could patients glean stock tips?: Drug trial participants may be insider trading. “Patients in clinical trials might be using information about the drug they are taking to trade illegally in pharmaceutical stocks, warns a group of doctors and bioethicists. But they have no idea how prevalent the problem might be.”


Financial Snapshot For March 2004: Looking Good

Financial Snapshot For March 2004: Looking Good “It’s been a rocky first quarter for the biotech stocks � and for the markets in general. Yet, despite investors’ nervousness � about issues as diverse as the terrorist train bombing in Madrid and the departure of Mark McClellan from the FDA � the biotech sector managed to […]


Full Steam Ahead

Full Steam Ahead “All told, biotech and specialty pharmas raised close to $6.4 billion in the first three months of 2004 ? nearly four times the amount these firms raised in the first quarter of 2003. “


Money-Back Guarantee On Rx Drugs

Money-Back Guarantee On Rx Drugs “Too many people with high blood pressure quit medication because they don’t feel bad – even though the disease is silently attacking arteries and organs. Now a drug giant is offering an extra incentive to stick with it: a money-back guarantee. “


Can the world afford to reject GM foods?

Can the world afford to reject GM foods? “At a meeting in Brussels this week Dr Clive James, chair of the international service for the acquisition of agri-biotech applications (ISAAA) and a leading proponent of agricultural biotechnology for the developing world, said that global food production will need to be doubled by 2050 to meet […]


Are biotech jobs next to go?

Are biotech jobs next to go? There are signs that the nation’s biotech industry may be on the verge of an offshoring wave of its own, awakened to an international climate where firms can get qualified workers for as little as a tenth of the U.S. cost.


Drug Company Accused of Bribing Doctors

Drug Company Accused of Bribing Doctors “Eleven current or former sales executives from TAP Pharmaceutical Products are going on trial, accused of paying kickbacks to doctors and hospitals to get them to buy the company’s medications.”


Has Obesity Met Its Match?

Has Obesity Met Its Match? “The French pharma Sanofi is getting positive results so far with a drug that suppresses appetite. And it may have cardiac benefits, too “


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