Foresight or folly? Generics firms’ foray into NCEs

Foresight or folly? Generics firms’ foray into NCEs A number of generics firms have, over the last few years, veered off the path and started to develop innovative drugs in their own right. In a time when generics firms are showing the greatest growth in the pharmaceutical sector, what has driven them to venture into […]


How many trillions for a drug miracle?

How many trillions for a drug miracle? “Here’s a quick thought experiment about the current system for developing and paying for miracle drugs: Would it be worth almost any price to develop a drug with a better than 50-50 probability of conquering many of the world’s most deadly diseases? “


Merck: Successor pill safer than Vioxx

Merck: Successor pill safer than Vioxx Merck & Co., the US drug maker that recalled its Vioxx painkiller because of a link to heart disease, said short-term studies show the company�s planned successor pill, Arcoxia, is safer.


Few Americans Buy Meds Online

Few Americans Buy Meds Online “Few American adults have bought prescription drugs through the internet, despite rising drug costs and increased pressure to import cheaper drugs from abroad, according to a new study released Sunday. “


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 […]


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