Posts Tagged ‘Pfizer’

Pharmacies sued over Pfizer-Wyeth merger

August 24, 2009

“In a federal antitrust complaint, pharmacies that buy drugs from Pfizer and Wyeth say their proposed $68 billion merger would give the new company control of 40 percent of the market, cost thousands of jobs and lead to lower quality drugs at higher prices.”


FDA:smoking cure-all may have nasty side effects

June 6, 2009

“Chantix (varenicline tartrate) is one of 19 drugs or classes of medications identified by the FDA that showed potential signs of safety issues in the Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS) between October 2008 and December 2008.

Side effects of Chantix are being examined for a possible increased risk of angiodema, serious skin reactions, visual impairment and accidental injury. The FDA indicates that they are evaluating these issues to determine whether there is any need for regulatory action, such as stronger warnings.”


Viagra for the masses-not yet

November 23, 2008

Europeans will have to wait awhile longer before lining up at their drug store for condoms and Viagra!  And for Americans, it probably a lot longer wait!