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 •  April 21

A drugmaker asked Arkansas officials not to purchase its products for executions months before the state accepted a third-party "donation" of potassium chloride as one of three drugs to use in lethal injections, according to letters obtained by The Associated Press. Fresenius Kabi USA wrote to Department of Correction Director Wendy Kelley and...

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 •  March 7

Up went the tweet, and down went drug company stocks. Just before the stock market opened on Tuesday, President Trump said he is working on “a new system” to reduce prices. He also said he’ll bring “competition” to the drug industry. It’s not the first time comments from Trump have had a big effect on pharmaceutical stocks: He hasn’t gotten into...

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 •  February 14

(04-23) 17:46 PDT San Francisco -- A cure for hepatitis C might seem like welcome news in India, where 12 million people suffer from the disease. But the country isn't quite rolling out the red carpet for Sovaldi, the breakthrough drug by Gilead Sciences in Foster City. Sovaldi is already controversial in the United States, where insurers,...

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 •  February 14

AbbVie Inc. appears to be on the verge of a $53.7 billion takeover that would change its corporate address to the United Kingdom. Abbott Laboratories agreed Monday to sell part of its generic drug business for $5.3 billion, structuring the sale in a way that opens the door for the buyer to reincorporate in Europe. Baxter International Inc. is...