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2 years 10 months ago

New breast cancer drug enters market

CHICAGO (AP) - Millions of women at high risk of breast cancer because of genes, family history or other reasons have a new option for preventing the disease. A big study finds that a drug cut the risk of developing breast cancer by more than half in women who were...

3 years 11 months ago

Viagra to go generic

Brazil's top appeals court has ruled that the patent on Viagra expires next month in the South American nation, a year earlier than argued by the manufacturer. That means other companies can begin making generic versions of the erectile dysfunction drug in June. Pfizer Inc., which holds the patent,...

4 years 1 month ago

Pfizer says FDA OKs updated infection vaccine

Pfizer says the Food and Drug Administration has approved an updated version of its best-selling infection vaccine for children. Prevnar 13 is intended to reduce the risk of infection by 13 varieties of pneumococcal disease, which causes ear infections, meningitis and pneumonia. The new vaccine adds protection against six additional...

4 years 7 months ago

Pfizer to pay record $2.3 billion settlement

The world's largest drug maker will pay a record $2.3 billion civil and criminal penalty over unlawful prescription drug promotions. The Justice Department says the $2.3 billion settlement with Pfizer Inc. includes the largest criminal fine in U.S. history, at $1.2 billion. The overall settlement is the largest ever paid...

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