OxyContin maker stops promoting opioids

/ Feb 11, 2018

OxyContin maker stops promoting opioids

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP said on Saturday that it has cut its sales force in half and will stop promoting opioids to physicians, following widespread criticism of the ways that drugmakers market addictive painkillers. The drugmaker said it will inform doctors on Monday that ...

/ Jan 31, 2018

Global cancer survival up, but progress uneven: study

Cancer survival is increasing across the world but large gaps endure between nations, while some cancers remain hard to treat everywhere, according to a major review released Wednesday. In Japan, the five-year lung cancer survival rate went from 23 to 33 percent, among the biggest ...

Canada cannabis industry merger creates pot giant

Jan 25, 2018

Canada cannabis industry merger creates pot giant

Canadian cannabis producer Aurora's 1.1 billion Canadian dollar ($890 million) acquisition of rival CanniMed Therapeutics on Wednesday will create a global pot behemoth as the legalization of recreational-use marijuana takes hold. The deal is the largest yet in Canada's hot cannabis industry, which has seen ...