Some Anti-Depressants Linked to Rare Cases of Birth Defects, Study Reveals
A new study has shed light on the complex interaction between anti-depressants and pregnancy by looking at thousands of women who took them before giving birth. The study published in The BMJ, previously known as the British Medical Journal, found that some popular antidepressants known as SSRIs
Ebola: Testing the New Vaccines in Liberia
Two experimental Ebola vaccines are being tested in Liberia this week in the first large-scale research trial to reach the beleaguered country since the epidemic began in 2014. The trial, designed to enroll approximately 27,000 healthy men and women, is being led by the recently formed partnership
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK ) Fined $488.8 Million for 'Massive Bribery Network' in China
China has fined the British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) $488.8 million (3 billion Yuan) for a "massive bribery network" to get doctors and hospitals to use its products. Five former employees were sentenced to two to four years in jail, but ordered deported instead of imprisoned,
Two Women Receive Experimental Ebola Vaccine in Fast-Tracked Trial
The first two doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine have been injected into human subjects in the National Institutes of Health ’s fast-tracked clinical trial . A 39-year-old woman was the first person to receive the vaccine, which had previously only been tested in monkeys. She received the
Human Trial for Ebola Vaccine to Begin This Week
The first human trial for an investigational Ebola vaccine is set to begin this week. The ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa prompted the National Institutes of Health to expedite safety testing for several vaccines already in the works. Since March, the deadly virus has killed 1,552 people,
US to Test Ebola Vaccine in Humans Amid Growing Outbreak in West Africa
U.S. scientists will begin testing an Ebola vaccine in humans next week, health officials announced today. But it could take 11 months to learn whether the vaccine is safe as the virus’ toll in West Africa continues to rise. More than 3,000 people have contracted Ebola since March, a number
Ebola Drug Maker Tekmira Stocks Soar
The FDA has moved the pharmaceutical company's Ebola drug's phase-I trials from full hold to partial hold.
StubHub Latest Victim of Cyberthieves
Morning Money Memo: ABC News’ John Kapetaneas reports: You may want to check that ticket again. Nearly 1,000 customers of the online ticket exchange StubHub are the latest victims of cyberthieves. The San Francisco-based, eBay-owned company Tuesday said that while the thieves did not hack...
2014 Takeover Deals Cross Trillion Dollar Threshold
This year's total mergers and acquisitions reach milestone at the fastest pace in seven years.
Pharmaceuticals Still in Play With Pfizer's $100B Bid for AstraZeneca
Morning Money Memo: Deal-making in the pharmaceutical and health care industries is on the rise. The latest example is Pfizer Inc.’s offer to buy British-based AstraZeneca for nearly $100 billion. Astra shares jumped nearly 15 percent today and the company says the Pfizer bid...