Research and Development

FDA Probe Into Plan B Effectiveness May Prompt Label Changes

The FDA is investigating reports that emergency contraceptives such as Teva’s Plan B One-Step lose effectiveness in women over 165 lbs. and don’t work at all for women over 175 lbs. Based on its review, labeling changes for the drugs may be forthcoming. Read More

GSK’s Heart Drug Flops in Phase III Clinical Trial

GlaxoSmithKline’s experimental coronary heart disease drug darapladib failed to reduce heart attacks, strokes and major cardiovascular events in a closely watched Phase III clinical trial, deflating some expectations for GSK’s Phase III pipeline. Read More