Tag Archives: Years

Years after Cubist buyout, Merck scores a new Zerbaxa indication. Can it jump-start sales?

Merck hasn’t exactly made a fortune on its $ 9.5 billion Cubist Pharmaceuticals buyout, but now, a next-gen antibiotic it acquired in that deal has a brand-new indication that could help jump-start sales. On Monday, the FDA approved that drug, Zerbaxa, to treat adults with hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia. It’s an add-on to Zerbaxa’s original approvals—to treat complicated… Read More »

20 years on, Columbine survivors tell Parkland students: ‘We’re sorry we couldn’t stop it.’

Two high school massacres, two communities changed forever. Two fateful days, two decades apart. Tragic bookends in American history. In all, 30 lives lost: 13 in Colorado in 1999, 17 in Florida in 2018. Hundreds more survived the gunfire. Most escaped the bullets. Still, they carry invisible scars. Any loud sound can shatter their day:… Read More »

Violence affects 60% of teen relationships and 150 young people were killed by partners in 13 years

Violence affects 60% of teen relationships – and 150 young people were killed by romantic partners in 13 years, study finds Between 2003 and 2016, 150 people 18 and under were killed by someone they had been dating or who wanted to date them  The vast majority of victims (90 percent) were female, and most… Read More »