Tag: Pharmaceutical

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese doctor Yasushi Goto remembers prescribing the cancer drug Opdivo to an octogenarian and wondering whether taxpayers might object to helping fund treatment, which at the time cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, for patients in their twilight years. FILE PHOTO: A staff member of the National Cancer Center Hospital shows the […]

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(Reuters) – A combination of Merck & Co’s immunotherapy Keytruda and Pfizer Inc’s Inlyta helped patients with advanced kidney cancer live longer than those receiving and older Pfizer standalone therapy, according to data from a late-stage study presented on Saturday. <img title="Merck, Pfizer drug combo extends kidney cancer survival: study " alt="Merck, Pfizer drug combo […]

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia will push back by as much as seven years an October deadline for halal labels on food, drugs and cosmetics, after industry voiced fears the move could bring chaos and threaten supplies of life-saving vaccines and other products. A shopkeeper arranges medicines to sell at a wholesale market in Jakarta, Indonesia, […]

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<img title="Pfizer Japan recalls high blood pressure drug over cancer-causing impurity " alt="Pfizer Japan recalls high blood pressure drug over cancer-causing impurity " src="https://s1.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20190209&t=2&i=1354685552&r=LYNXNPEF170S2&w=450" aria-label="FILE PHOTO – The logo of U.S. Pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer Inc. is seen at a branch in Zurich, Switzerland October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo “> FILE PHOTO – The logo […]

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Drugmakers Pfizer Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Sanofi SA said on Wednesday that their chief executives plan to testify at a Senate hearing on rising prescription drug prices later this month. FILE PHOTO: Sanofi’s Chief Executive Officer Olivier Brandicourt attends the company’s shareholders meeting in Paris, France, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Charles […]

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – When Medicare prescription drug insurance was created in 2003, the idea that beneficiaries with very high drug costs should pick up 5 percent of the tab seemed reasonable – but that was well before specialty drugs were invented that carry price tags in the tens of thousands of dollars. FILE PHOTO: A […]

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FILE PHOTO: A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo CHICAGO (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson said on Thursday it will start adding the price of its medicines to television commercials by next month, becoming the first drugmaker to heed a call by U.S. President Donald […]

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(Reuters) – Drugmakers warned on Friday that if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal next month Britons could miss out on an EU-wide system to fight counterfeit drugs that will go live on Saturday after years of British involvement in building it. FILE PHOTO: Used blister packets that contained medicines, tablets and pills […]

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FILE PHOTO: A trader works by the post that trades AbbVie on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange March 5, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A powerful U.S. Senate committee on Monday invited seven Pharmaceutical companies to testify at a hearing later this month examining rising prescription drug prices. Republican Senator Chuck […]

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency added eight members on Thursday to its scientific advisory board tasked with providing independent input for agency policy, a list that includes at least one vocal climate-change doubter. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign is seen on the podium at EPA headquarters in Washington, […]

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