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GSK and Pfizer in HIV company merger

Pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Pfizer said today that they're creating a company dedicated to developing HIV medications. The unusual arrangement will give London-based GSK 85 percent equity and New York's Pfizer the remainder...

April 16, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Soot solution: New stoves?

Are there any short-term solutions to climate change? One potentially quick fix being bandied about in India is the replacement of old cooking stoves that produce Earth-warming, lung-clogging black carbon (a.k.a...

April 16, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Former NASA chief moves on--NASA not so much

Is NASA flying blind? Former NASA administrator Michael Griffin, who served under President George W. Bush and resigned when President Barack Obama took office, has taken a professorship at the University of Alabama in Huntsville...

April 16, 2009 — John Matson

The JAMA saga continues

Two weeks ago, we posted a blog about a case involving a researcher who failed to report ties to the maker of a drug he favorably reviewed in JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association ...

April 15, 2009 — Coco Ballantyne

New hope for cancer vaccines

Therapeutic cancer vaccines received a potentially big boost this week when Seattle-based biotech company Dendreon announced that its Provenge vaccine prolonged the lives of prostate cancer patients...

April 15, 2009 — Gary Stix

Rare polio death in Minnesota

Minnesota health officials are reporting an unusual death linked to a strain of polio once used in vaccines.

The Minnesota Department of Health said yesterday that a man, whom they did not identify, with symptoms of the paralyzing disease died last month...

April 15, 2009 — Jordan Lite

On the (pillow) case: EPA tackles bedbugs

Bedbugs have crawled their way onto the national agenda. Federal environmental regulators are hosting the first-ever "bedbug summit" to discuss emerging infestations of the insects around the country...

April 15, 2009 — Jordan Lite

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