Oct 30, 2014

FDA approves vaccine to block meningitis strain

Federal health regulators have approved the first vaccine to block a strain of bacteria that has caused sometimes deadly outbreaks of meningitis in college dormitories. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it cleared Pfizer’s Trumenba to prevent a subtype of meningococcal disease in ...

Oct 14, 2014

Pfizer breast cancer drug to get FDA priority review

Pfizer said Monday an experimental breast cancer treatment will be given an accelerated review by U.S. regulators, speeding up the process for potential approval. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review for palbociclib, which would treat certain postmenopausal women with advanced ...

Jan 10, 2014

New Japan research scandal brewing over Alzheimer's study

The health ministry said Friday it was probing claims that falsified data were used in an Alzheimer’s disease study involving major pharmaceutical firms, a day after filing an unrelated criminal complaint against Swiss drug giant Novartis. Health officials said they were questioning researchers after ...