January 10, 2011

It appears that French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis’ efforts to acquire U.S. biotech company Genzyme are getting somewhere, according to company and media reports.

December 13, 2010

Biotech company Genzyme still is saying “no thanks” to French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis’ tender offer of $18.5 billion, or $69 per share, to acquire it, saying the offer “substantially undervalues” the company.

December 7, 2010

Supplier News — Coty officially has announced that it is working with Lady Gaga to develop and market the American pop singer’s first signature fragrance. The yet-to-be named fragrance will launch in spring 2012. Distributed worldwide, the fragrance will be managed by the Coty Beauty division in close collaboration with Lady Gaga, who will be creative director, and her Haus of Gaga team.


November 15, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation to a drug for treating...

November 14, 2010

Hugo Naturals, a maker of natural personal care products, has received the gluten-free seal from...

October 31, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a cancer drug for treating tumors associated with...

October 31, 2010

The U.S. subsidiary of a Swiss biotech company has started a late-stage trial of a...

October 28, 2010

British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will work with U.S.-based Amicus Therapeutics to develop a drug for...

October 4, 2010

Specialty pharmacy provider Axium Healthcare Pharmacy will serve as a limited distribution provider for a...

October 3, 2010

French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis has launched a hostile takeover bid to take over Cambridge, Mass.-based...

September 15, 2010

Walgreens is teaming up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to administer flu shots to those...

September 8, 2010

Safeway announced Wednesday that it raised $11.2 million to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association during...

September 8, 2010

British drug maker Shire is working with Cambridge, Mass.-based Acceleron Pharma to develop treatments for...

August 29, 2010

BioMarin Pharmaceutical on Monday announced its investigational treatment for a lysosomal storage disorder has received...

August 25, 2010

Biotech drug maker Genzyme’s takeover by French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis may have run into trouble,...

August 22, 2010

The cultivation of cereals for human consumption helped give rise to the first civilizations, but...

August 19, 2010

BioMarin Pharmaceutical has acquired privately owned biotechnology company ZyStor Therapeutics for $22 million, BioMarin said....

August 2, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has given orphan drug designation to a treatment for an...

July 7, 2010

Generic drug maker Hospira will fill and package several drugs for Genzyme, according to published...

June 27, 2010

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals has launched a free mobile application for patients with hemophilia, the drug...

May 24, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for a rare genetic disorder...

May 23, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has granted special designation to encourage the development of a...

May 23, 2010

Biotech company Genzyme will pay $175 million to the federal government as part of an...

May 11, 2010

Gluten-free products are becoming the norm as the rate of celiac disease has risen, a...