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Within the last 10 years, the number of people being diagnosed with high blood pressure has been on the rise. In 2009 alone, there were 83 million prescriptions for high blood pressure medications like Zocor, […]

French Drugmaker Cuts New Blood Thinner

Drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis is going to take a revenue hit this year after recently stopping production of their newest blood thinner drug. The decision comes after US regulators approved a generic rival to its Lovenox blood thinner.

Sanofi-Aventis recently released a statement saying its shares may decline as much […]

Generic Arimidex On the Way

Today Mylan announced that they had received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Anastrozole tablets, 1 mg, the generic version of AstraZeneca’s Arimidex, a treatment for early breast cancer.

According to IMS Health, Anastrozole tablets had sales […]

Glaxo Increases OTC Medicines With New Cold Sore Cream

GlaxoSmithKline and Medivir announced today an exclusive agreement for the commercialization of a new over the counter cold sore cream. Xerclear is the new product that will contain acyclovir and hydrocortisone for non-prescription use in multiple markets, including 14 major European countries.

This should bolster Glaxo’s over the […]

New Drugs Keep Novartis Profits Recession Proof

Reports today show that Novartis said its profit climbed from $1.98 billion to $2.93 billion, as sales climbed 25% to $12.13 billion. Its “core” per-share profit of $1.45 was well ahead of analyst estimates of $1.26.

Novartis counted on Diovan, Lucentis, and Gleevec to keep money flowing in. […]

Generic TriCor May Take Longer Than Expected

Although Abbott Laboratories have reached a deal with generic drug maker Teva for the rights to cholesterol drug TriCor, stipulations could push back the release of generic TriCor till July of 2012. This is bad news for those who were looking forward to a cheaper version of […]

Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra…What’s the Difference?

Apparently, not much according to a recent article written by the American College of Physicians that said all three of the medications preformed well in combating ED, and there is not sufficient evidence to recommend one drug over another.
The evidence is insufficient to compare the efficacy and […]

Abbott Pays 6.6 Billion for New Cholesterol Drugs

The large American drug maker Abbott Laboratories is moving to close a deal today to purchase the prescription drug unit of the Belgian company Solvay for close to $6.6 billion in order to take sole possession of a shared cholesterol drug venture. The deal could possibly pay […]

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