Human Health

Hospira’s generic antibiotic gets FDA green light

Hospira Inc. said Tuesday the Food and Drug Administration has approved its generic version of AstraZeneca’s antibiotic Merrem. The FDA cleared Hospira’s version of intravenous meropenem in 500-milligram and 1-gram vials. ... Read More

Cardinal Health, Inc. buys Healthcare Solutions Holding for $517 million

Cardinal Health today announced plans to expand its presence in specialty pharmaceutical services with a definitive agreement to purchase Healthcare Solutions Holding, LLC in an upfront $517 million all-cash transaction. The ... Read More

Express Scripts opens $60M pharmacy automation center in St. Louis County

Express Scripts opened its new $60 million pharmacy automation center Thursday in north St. Louis County. The company added 300 new jobs at the 12-acre Technology and Innovation Center, which dispenses ... Read More

Missouri home to two of the top children’s hospitals in the nation

St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University and Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City have once again been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 list of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. St. ... Read More

Astellas Pharma buys OSI for $4 billion

Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan’s No. 2 drug maker, said Monday it will buy U.S. cancer drug company OSI Pharmaceuticals Inc. for $4 billion in cash in a bid to expand its ... Read More

Samsung to spend $20 billion on green energy, health

Samsung said on May 11 that it plans to invest $20 billion in healthcare and green energy until 2020 in a move it says could provide thousands of new jobs. Among ... Read More