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Merck pharmaceutical company to expand in North Carolina

The global pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck is set to expand in North Carolina, creating about 425 new jobs.

Alcami to be purchased by private equity firm

A Wilmington pharmaceutical company is being acquired by a private equity firm based in Chicago.

Horizon Pharma to pay $800M for rare disease drug developer

Horizon Pharma will spend about $800 million to buy Raptor Pharmaceutical and expand its portfolio of rare disease treatments, a growing area of focus for drugmakers.

PPD founder makes largest ever donation to UNC

PPD founder Fred Eshelman plans to donate $100 million to the pharmacy school at UNC Chapel Hill, which already bears his name.

ONLY ON 3: Specialized pharmacies see greater demand as supply of some drugs lags

videoNationwide, there is a long list of prescription drugs that are in short supply. From certain cancer medications to painkillers, the supply of these drugs is dwindling.

Duke, UNC hospitals aim for greater transparency

Hospitals at Duke University and the University of North Carolina are trying to make the relationship between drug companies and health providers more transparent.

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