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  • Irish company to buy Cadence Pharmaceuticals of San Diego

    An Irish pharmaceutical company agreed to acquire Cadence Pharmaceuticals Inc. in San Diego for about $1.3 billion in an effort to boost its specialty drugs portfolio. Dublin-based Mallinckrodt agreed to pay $14 a share for the company, a 26% premium...
  • A payroll company leaves its clients in the lurch

    A payroll company leaves its clients in the lurch
    They were chefs and chiropractors, haircutters and hoteliers, some 150 small-business owners across Southern California. All had entrusted LA Payroll, a privately held company with a single office, to deal with financial necessities that can be a...
  • Mallinckrodt acquires San Diego pharma firm Cadence for $1.3 billion

    Mallinckrodt acquires San Diego pharma firm Cadence for $1.3 billion
    Ireland pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt has agreed to acquire San Diego company Cadence Pharmaceuticals for about $1.3 billion in an effort to boost its specialty drugs portfolio. Cadence, which commercializes drugs that are used in hospitals, is...
  • Testosterone prescriptions linked to heart attack

    Testosterone prescriptions linked to heart attack
    Men over 65, as well as younger men with diagnosed heart disease, were at least twice as likely to have non-fatal heart attacks in the 90 days after they were prescribed testosterone medication than were men of the same age and health status who did not...
  • Football helmet design can alter concussion rate, study finds

    Football helmet design can alter concussion rate, study finds
    Super Bowl viewers might want to keep an eye on the helmets crashing together in Sunday’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. A new study says that the lids worn by opposing quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson, not to...
  • UC Santa Barbara to offer meningitis vaccine to students

    UC Santa Barbara to offer meningitis vaccine to students
    Health authorities are recommending that UC Santa Barbara students be inoculated against a strain of meningitis that infected several young adults at the seaside campus and caused an outbreak at Princeton University. University officials said Friday...
  • Strict blood pressure control won't stem mental decline, study says

    Strict blood pressure control won't stem mental decline, study says
    Discouraging news for diabetics who are keen to ward off memory problems and keep their brains in peak condition: New research has found that using medication to aggressively drive down blood pressure or improve lipid levels does not do more than standard...
  • U.S. abortion rate in 2011 lowest since 1973, study says

    U.S. abortion rate in 2011 lowest since 1973, study says
    The U.S. abortion rate fell in 2011 to its lowest level since the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing the procedure, Roe vs. Wade, according to a new study. Research by the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization that supports abortion rights,...
  • Got flu? Keep it to yourself.

     Got flu? Keep it to yourself.
    Doctors used to call influenza "knock-me-down" fever, and there was a reason for that. Anyone who's suffered through a bout of it knows the miseries: the headaches, the throat that feels scrubbed with sandpaper, the fever so high you're floating on the...
  • Neanderthal DNA shows that man's family tree is decidedly gnarled

    Neanderthal DNA shows that man's family tree is decidedly gnarled
    Last week, newspapers reported on the latest wrinkle in one of my favorite recurring stories: the interbreeding between modern humans and the beetle-browed brutes known as Neanderthals. The “introgression” of Neanderthal DNA into the genomes...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman autopsy inconclusive; more tests needed

    Philip Seymour Hoffman autopsy inconclusive; more tests needed
    An autopsy of Philip Seymour Hoffman's body was inconclusive, and the determination of the official cause of death will have to wait for additional testing, the New York City’s medical examiner's office said Wednesday. “Our examination has...