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Friday, May 11, 2007

Today's Globe: stem cell funding, genetic data sharing, Oxycontin fine, anemia drugs

For all the hype and hope surrounding stem cell research, most of the companies trying to develop treatments from these powerful cells live in a place Governor Deval Patrick this week called the "valley of death."

Children's Hospital Boston is creating a pilot program that will enable families whose children provide DNA for broad medical research to receive individually tailored information on the findings.

Purdue Pharma LP and three current and former executives pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $634.5 million to settle criminal and civil claims they misled doctors as to the addictiveness of Oxycontin.

Best-selling anemia drugs from Amgen Inc. and Johnson & Johnson should have their use restricted because of dangerous side effects, a US advisory panel said.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 06:23 AM
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