I came to London to report about higher education but I stayed for the austerity.

Faster FDA Spurs Cancer Breakthroughs

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- More new drugs are getting the green light in the U.S. as drugmakers take advantage of a speedier metabolism at the Food and Drug Administration. Through March 19, the FDA has approved 10 new drugs, on pace to match last year's total of 41, which was an 18-year high.

Last Mile of Ebola Eradication Is Seen as the Most Difficult

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- One year after Ebola was declared an epidemic in West Africa, significant progress has been made to eradicate the disease. The last steps are more difficult, according to the United Nations special envoy for the outbreak.

Schools Find Ayn Rand Can’t Be Shrugged as Donors Build Courses

bloomberg.com — May 5 (Bloomberg) -- John Allison, former chairman of bank holding company BB&T Corp., admires author Ayn Rand so much that he devised a strategy to spread her laissez-faire principles on U.S. campuses. Allison, working through the BB&T Charitable Foundation, gives schools grants of as much as $2 million if they agree to create a course on capitalism and make Rand's masterwork, "Atlas Shrugged," required reading.

AstraZeneca Lags in Cancer Race Where Losing May Invite Takeover

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Working to fend off a takeover last May, AstraZeneca Plc told investors it could raise its revenue 75 percent by 2023, thanks in part to a robust pipeline of experimental drugs. Almost a year later, those projections look shaky as rivals are moving ahead of the company in immune therapies for cancer, one of the hottest areas of drug development.

CN Bio’s LiverChip Helps Battle Hepatitis B

AstraZeneca heart drug proves worthy, elevating sales potential

livemint.com — Patients now receive drugs such as Brilinta, combined with aspirin, for about a year after a heart attack, then switch to aspirin alone. Photo: AFP London: AstraZeneca Plc. 's Brilinta reduces the risk of death from heart attack or stroke long after an initial attack, according to research that may bring billions of dollars to the company as more people use the drug for extended periods.

AstraZeneca Heart Drug Proves Worthy, Elevating Sales Potential

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- AstraZeneca Plc's Brilinta reduces the risk of death from heart attack or stroke long after an initial attack, according to research that may bring billions of dollars to the company as more people use the drug for extended periods.

GlaxoSmithKline Offloads Half Aspen Shares for $851 Million

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- GlaxoSmithKline Plc sold half its stake in Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd. of South Africa for a discount price of 10.5 billion rand ($851 million) to invest in new priorities as the U.K.'s largest drugmaker reorganizes.

GSK offloads half its Aspen shares for $851 million

livemint.com — Glaxo is reorganizing amid a slump in sales and profit as its best-selling product, the asthma drug Advair, faces increased competition in the US. London: GlaxoSmithKline Plc sold half its stake in Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd. of South Africa for a discount price of 10.5 billion rand ($851 million) to invest in new priorities as the UK's largest drugmaker reorganizes.

Cancer Coup - QuickTake - Bloomberg

bloombergview.com — Cancer killed 8.2 million people worldwide in 2012 and 22 million new cases a year are expected by the 2030s. That's why even cautious scientists are so hopeful about immune therapies, new drugs that harness the body's defense system to attack cancer cells.
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Mar 27, 2015

RT @drsam: Apparently the folks who used to write the #Klingon dialogue bits for #StarTrek found new careers naming new drugs. pic.twitter.com/7DTyySGeOV

Mar 27, 2015

"Schumer would become the first New Yorker to lead a Senate party caucus" I find this really surprising. bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

Mar 27, 2015

RT @ArmstrongDrew: Google + J&J just announced they're going to go into robot surgery, competing with Intuitive Surgical. $JNJ $GOOG $ISRG

Mar 26, 2015

RT @MrPercivalHenry: M(art)ch Madness Sweet 16 voting is still open.You decide the greatest artist of the 20th C! percivalhenry.wordpress.com pic.twitter.com/AgUANFKTvU

Mar 26, 2015

The University of North Dakota hockey team has everything, except a nick name. wsj.com/articles/north…

Mar 26, 2015

RT @120Sports: Too Cool: Former UNC basketball coach Dean Smith willed $200 to each of his former players (via @ChestPassDemps) pic.twitter.com/AfDp163LRG

Mar 26, 2015

@aawayne @DelWilber @Joenewsguy As a @Columbia grad, I can assure you we didn't have fun like that. Must be Colombia.



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