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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAbout a year ago, patients began trooping into the office of UCLA psychiatrist Andrew Leuchter, asking whether an antipsychotic drug called Abilify "might be right for them." Few appeared to be delusional, plagued by hallucinations or suffering fearsome...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterShould statin drugs be put in the water, or what? More than 13 million Americans are taking these medications to lower their cholesterol and hopefully stave off heart disease -- a job the drugs appear to excel at. Statins can lower "bad" LDL...
MCT News ServiceUse of a cholesterol-lowering statin drug resulted in big reductions in heart attacks, strokes and deaths in people with so-called healthy cholesterol levels. The benefit was so pronounced - a 54 percent reduction in heart attacks, a 48 percent reduction...
The strategy that has made the pharmaceutical industry one of the wealthiest and most powerful on Earth is finally starting to betray it. Beginning in just a few weeks, and continuing over the next several years, some of the biggest-selling and most...
You might conclude that stock dividends are harder to find these days than, say, a credit card company that forgives late payments. Cash-strapped companies, most notably banks, slashed dividends last year to the tune of more than $40 billion. It was the...
Chicago TribuneMonday: -- Earnings: Altera Corp.; American Express Co.; Canadian National Railway Co.; Equifax Inc.; Halliburton Co.; Hasbro Inc.; Merck & Co.; Schering-Plough Corp.; Texas Instruments Inc. Tuesday: -- Earnings: Ace Ltd.; Amazon.com Inc.; AT&T Inc.;...
Times Staff WriterThree senior researchers at the center of a controversy at the National Institutes of Health over moonlighting for the pharmaceutical industry are leaving the government, officials said. The departures come at a time when the NIH is implementing...
Times Staff WriterFor 15 million Americans, it is a daily ritual: gulping down a pill to reduce cholesterol. They do it because their doctors tell them to. Their doctors, in turn, rely on recommendations from the National Institutes of Health and its scientists, such as...
Times Staff WriterWall Street stock swooned today after Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan expressed concerns about the chronic and growing U.S. trade deficit and its impact on the value of the U.S. dollar and interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average lost...
Tribune news servicesU.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey Pitt said today he expected U.S. financial markets to open on Thursday. "It is our hope and expectation that the markets will resume operation tomorrow or as soon as tomorrow but I believe it will...
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