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LANSING — Michigan is experiencing the nationwide problem of insufficient pharmaceutical drugs. Read More
Grand Rapids Ophthalmology eye surgeon and partner Dr. Marcus Muallen has performed the first implant in Michigan of the smallest medical device ever approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to GRO. Read More
Sales of Xeljanz will offset losses due to expiring patents such as Lipitor.
The new rheumatoid arthritis drug from Pfizer — Xeljanz — which has just been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is predicted to yield sales of more than $2 billion a year in a few years. That good news for Pfizer, however, is offset by the fact Pfizer is facing near-term challenges due to expiring patents, resulting in new competition from generic drugs. Read More
Mother Nature put a silver lining on one of her more horrific creations, which is why Saint Mary’s Health Care in Grand Rapids is the coordination center for a nationwide clinical trial of a drug that may help stroke victims. The chemical compound is desmoteplase, a synthetic version of a clot-dissolving protein found in the saliva of the vampire bat Desmodus rotundus, according to the website of Lundbeck, a Danish pharmaceutical company that commissioned the clinical trials. Read More