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Carroll Co. man accepts plea deal in wife’s shooting, alleges violent behavior caused by Chantix

‘You talk to a psychiatrist, and they will tell you this is bad stuff,’ says Lawrence Greenberg of the smoking cessation aid Chantix, which a client claims led to a psychotic episode during which he shot his wife. ‘It’s great at getting you to stop smoking, but the way it impacts [your system] can make you have these suicidal or homicidal thoughts.’ (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

WESTMINSTER — A Carroll County man who claims a psychotic episode during which he shot his wife was caused by a reaction to the smoking cessation aid Chantix was released from jail Monday after 21 months as part of a ...

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FDA gives Baltimore firm’s drug ‘orphaned’ status

Gliknik Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company based in Baltimore, on Monday announced the FDA granted its autoimmune candidate drug GL-2045 orphan drug designation for Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, a rare neurological disorder characterized by progressive weakness and impaired sensory ...

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Pfizer buys Hospira for about $15.2 billion

Pfizer is buying Hospira for approximately $15.23 billion, saying it is a good fit with its established global pharmaceutical business. The buyout will also help Pfizer tap into the growing market for biosimilars, which are cheaper versions of biologic drugs ...

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Baltimore biotech Gliknik, Pfizer sign accord

Gliknik Inc., of Baltimore, a biotech that develops novel molecular treatments for autoimmune/inflammatory diseases and cancer, said it has entered into an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with drug-making giant Pfizer Inc. for its pharmaceutical candidate, GL-2045, a potential treatment for a variety of autoimmune diseases.

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