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2009-10-16 16:41:00

BOSTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PHARMACIA & UPJOHN COMPANY, INC., a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc. ("Pfizer") today was sentenced today in federal court for a felony violation of the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act, for misbranding the drug, Bextra, with the intent to defraud or mislead.

2009-10-10 07:50:30

Investigators from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and the VA Boston Healthcare System have shown, at 6 months in a small group of patients, that there is no difference in efficacy between Bevacizumab (Avastin) and Ranibizumab (Lucentis) for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

2009-09-16 14:56:34

The drug Instanyl helps treat breakthrough cancer pain, an Italian researcher said.

2009-09-02 10:35:00

Pfizer to Pay $2.3 Billion for Fraudulent Marketing WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. and its subsidiary Pharmacia & Upjohn Company Inc.

2009-09-02 09:48:00

Includes Allegations of Illicitly Promoting Antibiotic As Clinically Superior When Its Own FDA-Approved Label Said Otherwise; First-Ever Qui Tam Whistleblower Settlement of Its Type PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pfizer Inc.

2009-09-02 09:37:00

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2009-09-02 10:30:00

The US Department of Justice said pharmaceutical giant Pfizer will pay a record $2.3 billion fine to settle fraudulent marketing of the painkiller Bextra.

2009-08-27 07:35:50

A number of physicians erroneously believed that certain off-label uses of prescription drugs were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a recent national survey. “Off-label use” refers to prescribing a drug for a purpose outside the scope of a drug's approved label.

2009-08-24 18:11:00

Some physicians erroneously think certain off-label uses of prescription drugs are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, researchers said. Corresponding author Dr. G.


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