Tag Archives: U.S.

U.S. measles outbreak raises questions about immunity in adults

(Reuters) – Adults in the United States who were vaccinated against measles decades ago may need a new dose depending on when they received the shot and their exposure risk, according to public health experts battling the nation’s largest outbreak since the virus was deemed eliminated in 2000. FILE PHOTO: An illustration provides a 3D… Read More »

Drugmakers Astellas, Amgen to pay $125 million in U.S. charity kickback probe

BOSTON (Reuters) – Two drugmakers will pay nearly $ 125 million to resolve claims they used charities that help cover Medicare patients’ out-of-pocket drug costs as a way to pay kickbacks aimed at encouraging the use of their high-priced medications, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of Japanese pharmaceutical company… Read More »

Manufacturing problems persist for Aurobindo, U.S.’ second-largest generics producer

When Aurobindo forked over $ 1 billion to snap up some of Novartis’ unwanted drugs last year, it set the Indian drugmaker up to be the second-largest generics player in the U.S. But it is one that brings a history of quality issues when it comes to manufacturing, as exemplified in the latest thrashing by the… Read More »