FDA approves sharing unapproved drug uses with doctors. “The public health may be advanced by healthcare professionals’ receipt of medical journal articles … on unapproved new uses,” the agency states. Such uses may even “constitute a medically recognized standard of care,” according to the agency.
The Medicines Company to acquire Targanta – Targanta’s lead product, oritavancin, is an innovative antibiotic with potent bactericidal (killing) activity against a broad range of gram-positive bacteria including staphylococcal strains with resistance to methicillin (MRSA) and vancomycin.
Roche to up the bid for Genentech – Genentech stock rose from around $84 to around $86 on news that Roche is indeed going ahead with its bid to acquire the company. The FT reports Roche is look at $95 a share for the 44 percent of the company that it does not yet own. The timing of the bid will before early February…
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