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  • FDA approves new diabetes medication

    FDA approves new diabetes medication
    The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved U.S. marketing of the drug dapagliflozin, the second of a new class of medications that aim to improve glycemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes. The drug will be marketed under the name Farxiga.
  • Drug maker Merck laying off 8,500 in strategy overhaul

    Drug maker Merck laying off 8,500 in strategy overhaul
    Merck & Co., the second-largest drug maker by sales, said Tuesday it will lay off 8,500 employees in a strategy overhaul to revamp its research and development efforts.  That's on top of a previous announcement that the Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based...

    Propofol, the drug that killed Michael Jackson, isn't 'dangerous'

    In this week’s coverage of the trial of Michael Jackson’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, articles have been consistent in describing the drug that killed the pop star: Tuesday: “the dangerous surgical anesthetic propofol”...

    Party time again: Michelle Obama explains the Angela Merkel state dinner for you guys without invites

    Germany's leader is feted at the Obamas' fourth White House State Dinner. With full guest list.

    AstraZeneca to pay $68.5 million in Seroquel settlement

    California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris on Thursday announced a $68.5-million multistate settlement with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals after the states sued the company for allegedly using unfair and deceptive marketing practices for its antipsychotic drug...