Pharmaceuticals

After a Point-Blank Rejection Letter From the FDA, This Founder Went Back to the Drawing Board

Cindy Whitehead spent years working on a treatment for low sexual desire in women. When the FDA rejected her drug, she disputed the decision with the stories of affected women -- and won.

Hayden Field

· 7 min read

Stryker Corp Buys Physio-Control International for $1.28 Billion

The acquisition will help the company expand its emergency medical services business/

Reuters

· 2 min read

Carolyn Sun

· 2 min read

The Hard Truth: What Viagra Was Really Intended For

The original idea for Pfizer's famous little thrill pill has nothing to do with keeping it up.

Kim Lachance Shandrow

· 5 min read

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Steps Down as CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals

The poster boy for prescription drug price increases was arrested on securities fraud charges this week.

Reuters

· 2 min read

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Arrested on Securities Fraud Charges

The CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals became infamous earlier this year when he drastically raised the price of a drug taken by AIDS patients.

Geoffrey Smith

· 1 min read

The Woman Who Brought 'Female Viagra' to Market Is Stepping Down as CEO of Sprout Pharmaceuticals

The news comes just four months after Valeant Pharmaceuticals acquired Sprout for $1 billion.

Laura Entis

· 2 min read

Lawsuit Claims Birth Control Packaging Error Led to More Than 100 Unwanted Pregnancies

The suit seeks millions in damages including, in some cases, child-rearing expenses up to the age of 18.

Laura Entis

· 2 min read

The Highest-Paid Female CEO in America Was Born Male

Martine Rothblatt, who founded Sirius Satellite Radio and currently leads United Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company, took home a cool $38 million last year.

Geoff Weiss

· 2 min read

Google to Break Ground on Life-Prolonging Research Facility

Google-backed biotech company Calico has also forged a partnership with a Chicago-based biopharmaceutical firm to develop age-defying drugs.

Geoff Weiss

· 2 min read

The Road Warrior's Secret Defense: A Portable Pharmacy

For about $25 you can replicate this frequent business traveler's arsenal, keep illness at bay and ensure that your trip is a productive one.

Paula Phelan

· 6 min read