New York sues OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioids

New York sues OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioids

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York state on Tuesday said it has sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of opioid products, contributing to a nationwide epidemic that has killed thousands. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin made by Purdue Pharma LP sit on a […]

Healix's Jeffrey Erb on what pharma giants consolidating accounts means for agencies

Healix's Jeffrey Erb on what pharma giants consolidating accounts means for agencies

Pharma accounts are getting bigger in terms of budget, but fewer in number as industry giants move away from using separate agencies for each facet of their business. Companies including AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, and Teva have consolidated, or are in the process of consolidating, their agency rosters, and the marketing industry’s major firms are vying […]

Healthcare/Pharma best rated sector in Aug2018:JobBuzz Workplace Index

Healthcare/Pharma best rated sector in Aug2018:JobBuzz Workplace Index

Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals and Automobiles were cited as the best sectors to work for in JobBuzz Workplace Index August 2018 edition – a monthly ranking to identify which sector offers the best work environment. This ranking is based on employee reviews among top 10 sectors on four parameters which includes – work-life balance, salary, career growth and […]

Artios Pharma raises $84m in Series B financing

Artios Pharma raises $84m in Series B financing

Artios Pharma’s lead program is targeting DNA polymerase theta (PolΘ), a double-strand break repair pathway​ that has the potential to be used in clinical settings, according to the company. Niall Martin, CEO of Artios Pharma told us that PolΘ was the push behind the financing. “The company has raised a substantial amount of finance in […]

Mastocytosis

Mastocytosis

Mastocytosis is a rare health condition where there is an excess number of mast cells in various parts of the body. Mast cells are immune cells that protect the body from foreign and harmful agents by releasing chemicals to destroy the invaders. The increase in mast cells may be observed in different regions of the […]

Sun Pharma quarterly profit beats estimates

Sun Pharma quarterly profit beats estimates

(Reuters) – India’s largest drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd posted a first-quarter profit on Tuesday, beating street estimates, helped by stronger sales in the United States. FILE PHOTO: A bird flies past the logo of Sun Pharma installed on the facade of its corporate office in Mumbai, November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/File Photo Net profit […]

Sun Pharma rises 1% ahead of June quarter results

Sun Pharma rises 1% ahead of June quarter results

Shares of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries rose 1 percent intraday Tuesday as company is going to declare it June quarter numbers today. The company is likely to report a 71 percent year-on-year (YoY) increase in its net profit for the June quarter on the back of sales growth in India and the depreciation in the rupee. […]