February 23, 2024

Huge Delays In Dealing With Complaints Against UK Drug Companies Revealed

Processing times for complaints against drug companies suspected of having breached their industry code of practice have more than tripled in a nearly two-decade period, an investigation by The BMJ has found.
February 16, 2024

Big Pharma Spends Billions More on Executives and Stockholders Than on Research and Development

A United States Senate report points to greed and "patent thickets" as the key reasons for high drug prices.
February 2, 2024

Martin Shkreli’s Lifetime Ban from Pharmaceutical Industry Upheld by United States Court

Martin Shkreli, the “pharma bro” entrepreneur who astronomically increased the price of a life-saving drug by more than 4,000 percent and became a symbol of corporate Wall Street greed, cannot return to the pharmaceutical industry, a court has ruled.
February 2, 2024

Johnson & Johnson, Merck and Other Pharma Firms Prepare to Lose Billions from Blockbuster Drugs

Big pharmaceutical companies such as Bristol Myers Squibb, Merck, and Johnson & Johnson face a looming threat that will put tens of billions of dollars in sales at risk between now and 2030, as blockbuster drugs will tumble off a so-called ‘patent cliff’.
January 25, 2024

Higher Acetaminophen Intake in Pregnancy Linked to Attention Deficits in Young Children

A new study links increased use of acetaminophen (paracetamol) during pregnancy – particularly in the second trimester – to modest but noticeable increases in problems with attention and behavior in 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds.
January 19, 2024

Pfizer Makes $43 Billion Bet That ‘Turbo Cancers’ Are Going to Explode Around the World

Pfizer has stunned the medical world, completing the $43 billion acquisition of Seagen, a small drug company that treats so-called ‘turbo cancers’.
January 11, 2024

French Pharma Firm Ordered to Pay Millions Over Deadly Diabetes Drug

A French appeals court has ordered pharmaceutical firm Servier to pay more than $460 million in damages over a scandal involving a diabetes drug linked to hundreds of deaths.
December 15, 2023

Pfizer Sues Hungary as Pandemic Court Cases Mount

A court document obtained by POLITICO shows that Pfizer, together with its partner BioNTech, opened legal proceedings against the Hungarian government in January this year over COVID-19 vaccine deliveries.