Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: Sanofi poaches a top scientist from AstraZeneca

first_img By Ed Silverman March 29, 2016 Reprints @Pharmalot Drug makers told an Indian court that a government’s decision to ban 344 fixed-drug combinations was made without considering any clinical data, The Economic Times tells us.A federal appeals court upheld a verdict in favor of Pfizer against a man who claimed he developed a potentially fatal lung condition from Pondimin, once one-half of the “fen-phen” diet treatment, Reuters reports.Natco Pharma stock nosedived after the company received 483 observations from the US Food and Drug Administration concerning two facilities in India, The Economic Times writes.Advanced BioHealing executive Todd Clawson pleaded guilty last week to a charges of paying kickbacks to Veterans Affairs doctors for promoting a company product, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer informs us.Chase Pharmaceuticals, which recently hired former Allergan president Doug Ingram as its chief executive, has raised $12 million in a new equity round, MedCity News says. A study published Monday showed that Theranos’s results for total cholesterol were lower by an average of 9.3 percent than those from Quest and LabCorp, the two largest labs in the US, and could alter medical decisions made by physicians, The Wall Street Journal reports. Doctors use these lab tests to help determine when to prescribe statins, which are used to lower cholesterol.Novo Nordisk broke ground Monday on a new $1.8 billion manufacturing facility in Clayton, N.C., which is forecast to add nearly 700 jobs to the area, The Triangle Business Journal writes.advertisement Alex Hogan/STAT Good morning, everyone, and how are you today? A bright, shiny sun is illuminating the windswept Pharmalot campus, where the short person has left for the local schoolhouse and Mrs. Pharmalot is off to a new endeavor. As for us, we are engrossed in the usual routine of sniffing around for interesting items. A few tidbits, meanwhile, appear below. Time to hoist our cup of stimulation in celebration of another eventful day. Hope yours goes well …Sanofi hired a leading AstraZeneca scientist, Yong-Jun Liu, as its new research head, the second high-profile researcher to leave the drug maker in the past year. Liu, who is a specialist in immunology, currently heads the MedImmune biotech unit at AstraZeneca, where he has worked since 2014. At Sanofi, which is undergoing a reorganization, he will head research and report to Elias Zerhouni, who oversees global R&D.Doctors in New York are now required to send prescriptions to pharmacies electronically instead of handing patients a handwritten prescription slip, CBS News reports. The move is intended to combat the ongoing abuse and misuse of opioid painkillers. About 60 percent of prescriptions are now sent electronically, although the trend is still largely voluntary.advertisement About the Author Reprintscenter_img Ed Silverman Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. [email protected] PharmalotPharmalot, Pharmalittle: Sanofi poaches a top scientist from AstraZeneca Tags opioidsSanofiTheranoslast_img read more

Online abuse in workplace – new fact sheets

first_imgOnline abuse in workplace – new fact sheets New fact sheets providing practical steps to support persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) (such as employers) and workers to prevent online abuse in the workplace have been developed by Safe Work Australia and eSafety.What is online abuse?Online abuse is behavior that uses technology to threaten, intimidate, bully, harass or humiliate someone. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:abuse, Australia, behavior, business, esafety, Government, health and safety, Internet, online, Safe Work Australia, technologylast_img read more