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12 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Pfizer, Novartis say meningitis vaccine scope too narrow

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory committee on Thursday recommended meningitis B vaccines for people at high risk aged 10 to 25, a population that Pfizer Inc and Novartis criticized as too narrow. Pfizer's Trumenba, like Novartis' new vaccine Bexsero, recently won U.S. marketing approval to treat the "B" strain of the deadly bacterium in that ...

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FEB 10, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Canadian government to require drug shortage notice

(Reuters) - The Canadian government will require pharmaceutical companies to post public notices when drugs are not available or face fines, Health Minister Rona Ambrose said on Tuesday. Posting notices to a website about shortages is currently voluntary. The website, www.drugshortages.ca, lists more than 200 recent shortages of drugs made by companies including Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc, GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Pfizer ...

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FEB 10, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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New wave of drugs poised to shake up glaucoma treatment

By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For the first time in 20 years, patients suffering from the eye disease glaucoma may soon have new treatments as several young companies look to shake up the $5.6 billion global market There is no cure for glaucoma, which damages the optic nerve and is expected to affect more than 4 million Americans by ...

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FEB 09, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Pfizer in $5 billion accelerated buyback deal with Goldman, Sachs & Co

(Reuters) - Drugmaker Pfizer Inc said it entered into an agreement with Goldman, Sachs & Co to buy back $5 billion of its stock. Pfizer said the accelerated share repurchase was assumed in the forecast for the full year it provided last month. Under the agreement, which forms a part of Pfizer's existing buyback authorization, about 150 million shares will ...

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FEB 06, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Pfizer buying Hospira for about $15.23 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer is buying Hospira for approximately $15.23 billion, saying it is a good fit with its established global pharmaceutical business.

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