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Ariad reduces U.S. workforce by 40%

Friday, November 8, 2013 12:09 PM

Ariad Pharmaceuticals, headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., and Lausanne, Switzerland, is cutting approximately 40% of its staff positions in the U.S. following its decision to temporarily suspend the marketing and commercial distribution of Iclusig (ponatinib) in the U.S.

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CTCA names Giuseppe Del Priore national director, southeastern regional director

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 11:31 AM

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has announced the appointment of Giuseppe Del Priore, M.D., MPH as the national director of gynecologic oncology. Based out of the CTCA Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Georgia, Del Priore will oversee the organization's national gynecologic oncology practice.

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Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Scios finalize Risperdal settlements, will pay $2 billion

Monday, November 4, 2013 02:18 PM

Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Scios have finalized previously disclosed settlement agreements with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and 45 states resolving federal investigations and state Medicaid claims related to past promotional practices of Risperdal (risperidone) from 1999 through 2005, and other matters. The resolution includes total settlement amounts of approximately $2 billion to the federal government and state Medicaid programs, an amount previously accrued, and no additional charge to the company’s earnings will be recorded in connection with this settlement.

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FDA takes two actions on drug shortages

Friday, November 1, 2013 11:14 AM

The FDA is taking two actions to further enhance its ongoing efforts to prevent and resolve drug shortages, a significant public health threat that can delay, and in some cases even deny, critical care for patients. Following the President’s 2011 Executive Order to reduce drug shortages, the number of new shortages in 2012 fell to 117, down from 251 in 2011. 

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Richard Segiel, Jr. joins Almac as vice president of U.S. business development

Thursday, October 31, 2013 10:00 AM

Richard Segiel, Jr. has joined Almac’s clinical services business unit as vice president of business development for the U.S. He will focus on developing new business, maintaining existing business and developing partnerships.

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Clinical Conductor CTMS, Greater Gift Initiative partner to donate vaccines

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:20 AM

Clinical Conductor CTMS, a clinical trial management system for research organizations from Bio-Optronics, has partnered with the Greater Gift Initiative (GGI) to donate vaccines in honor of clinical trial industry fall conference participants.

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Vertex cuts workforce 15%

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:12 AM

Global biotech Vertex Pharmaceuticals will focus its investment on future opportunities in cystic fibrosis and other high-potential R&D programs and is reducing its workforce related to the support of INCIVEK, because of the continued and rapid decline in the number of people being treated with INCIVEK as other new medicines for hepatitis C near approval.

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Regeneron, BioMed Realty break ground on New York R&D facility

Monday, October 28, 2013 02:36 PM

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and BioMed Realty Trust have broken ground on a new 300,000-square-foot build-to-suit research facility for Regeneron at BioMed Realty's The Landmark at Eastview campus in Westchester County, New York.

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Baylor, DNAnexus, Amazon Web Services collaborate

Monday, October 28, 2013 02:28 PM

With their participation in the completion of the largest cloud-based analysis of genome sequence data, researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center are helping to usher genomic scientists and clinicians around the world into a new era of high-level data analysis.

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Illumina to acquire NextBio

Monday, October 28, 2013 02:20 PM

Illumina, a developer, manufacturer and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and function based in San Diego, will acquire Santa Clara-based NextBio, a provider of clinical and genomic informatics.

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