US OKs 1st drug aimed at women with inherited breast cancer

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug aimed at women with advanced breast cancer caused by an inherited flawed gene. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved AstraZeneca PLC’s Lynparza for patients with inherited BRCA gene mutations who have undergone chemotherapy. The drug has been on the market since

Canadian billionaire and wife found dead in mansion

TORONTO — Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in their mansion Friday, and police said they were investigating the deaths as suspicious. Const. David Hopkinson would not identify the two bodies found at the home of Apotex founder Bernard “Barry” Sherman and his

Pharmacist reportedly drugged woman on Tinder date

A Florida man who works as a hospital pharmacist was arrested Saturday and charged with sexual battery after he reportedly drugged his Tinder date. According to a police affidavit, Robert Woods, 27, met the woman on the dating app Tinder and the pair agreed to meet at a bar in downtown

Thiel-backed drug firm secretly tested herpes vaccine overseas: report

A US drug company backed by President Trump supporter Peter Thiel secretly conducted human trials for a herpes vaccine on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts — and the local government is now investigating, according to a report. Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, is one of several big-name investors who have

Cancer drug a major breakthrough — but it has a hefty price tag

US health regulators have approved a revolutionary new drug that uses a patient’s own cells to fight cancer – but it costs $475,000. Pharma giant Novartis on Wednesday won highly anticipated US approval for the first of a new type of potent gene-modifying immunotherapy for leukemia, an exhorbitantly priced treatment that

Martin Shkreli won over jurors with his “soft side’

Repulsive “Pharma felon” Martin Shkreli showed “a soft side” to the jurors who acquitted him, one of the panelists told The Post on Monday. “I don’t think he is a bad person,” Juror No. 10, Lois Pounds, said. “He’s certainly egotistical, but he sort of has a soft side to him.

Pharma Bro’s lawyers ask judge to withhold names of jurors

Lawyers for convicted felon Martin Shkreli are asking a Brooklyn judge to withhold the names of jurors who sat on the “Pharma bro’s” federal trial — arguing it would be “unfair” to release their identities. “The jurors have returned to their families, their jobs and their lives,” top defense attorney Ben

Trump blasts drug CEO who quit council over Charlottesville rally

The head of US drugmaker Merck resigned Monday from a manufacturing advisory council to the Trump administration citing “a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism” – and was promptly lambasted by the president on Twitter. “America’s leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred,

Pharma Bro off the hook — at least until Monday

“Pharma Bro” Martin Shrekli will have to wait until at least Monday to find out the verdict in his securities fraud trial — after jurors went home for the weekend without beginning deliberations. The exhausted panel of his peers plodded out of the Brooklyn federal court Friday afternoon after lawyers wrapped

Longtime hockey exec rebrands himself as activist investor

Longtime hockey executive Graeme Roustan, who lately has been re-branding himself as a shareholder activist, has succeeded at pushing pharmaceutical company Aeterna Zentaris to explore a sale, The Post has learned. Roustan — best known for his stint as chairman of Performance Sports Group, maker of Bauer hockey sticks — confirmed

“Pharma Bro’ is finally shutting up

Notoriously chatty “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli has finally opted to shut his trap — declaring Monday he won’t be taking the stand in his own defense. “Have you had sufficient time to confer with counsel?” Brooklyn Federal Court Judge Kiyo Matsumoto asked, as he stood flanked by defense attorneys Ben Brafman

Martin Shkreli isn’t just a jerk online

Martin Shkreli doesn’t save his vitriol just for the internet, a Brooklyn courtroom heard Monday. “Do you know how I know you’re an incompetent idiot?” the pharma cad once wrote to an accountant who was attempting to reconcile his company’s messy financials. The 34-year-old penned the venomous email after threatening to sue

Drug CEO slams Pharma Bro as “brilliant’ but “dishonest’

The current CEO of drug company Retrophin likened its ousted chief Martin Shkreli to the “Pied Piper” Thursday as he testified in his Ponzi scheme trial — calling him “brilliant” but “dishonest.” “One of my senior managers once described him as the Pied Piper,” Stephen Aselage said of Shkreli, 34, who

“Intensely focused’ Shkreli reminded me of “Rain Man’: investor

A deep-pocketed investor ​told jurors Monday that Martin Shkreli ​reminded him of “Rain Man” ​in his first meeting with the self-desc​​ribed “genius.” 'Intensely focused' Shkreli reminded me of 'Rain Man': investor Investor says 'Pharma Bro' tried to buy him off with 'worthless stock' Ex-worker says 'Pharma Bro' was 'full of

Ex-worker says “Pharma Bro’ was “full of s–t’

No surprise here: “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli was hell to work for, a former employee testified Friday. The ex-worker was so disgruntled after eight months at Shkreli’s hedge fund that she called the disgraced Rx-ecutive “mentally unstable” and threatened to “expose” him as a “scam artist” to investors, according to testimony. Caroline

Twitter just can’t keep “Pharma Bro’ away

“Pharma bro” Martin Shkreli has been banned from Twitter — again! The former pharma exec was originally kicked off Twitter earlier this year after creeping on a female journalist, but federal prosecutors say he recently registered a new handle under the name “@BLMBro” — where he continued to creep on female

Prosecutors ask judge to shut up “Pharma Bro’

Even federal prosecutors want loud-mouth “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli to shut up. Prosecutors trying the notorious 34-year-old for securities fraud asked Judge Kiyo Matsumoto on Monday for a gag order to keep Shkreli from running his mouth and ruining their case. Shkreli is “attacking prosecutors [and] public figures” and “trying to turn

“Pharma bro’ told heiress he planned to dump drug company

“Pharma bro” Martin Shkreli revealed to a buxom heiress that he always planned to dump his drug company, she told jurors this morning — contradicting his defense attorney’s depictions of his client as an “odd duck” kicked out of Retrophin by board members for being an “embarrassment.” Raven-haired beauty Sarah Hassan

“Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli’s fraud trial kicks off

Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur vilified as the “pharma bro” for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, will go on trial on Monday for what U.S. prosecutors called a Ponzi-like scheme at his former hedge fund and a drug company he once ran. Prosecutors have accused Shkreli

Judge refuses to lower bail for Martin Shkreli

A Brooklyn judge has declined to lower “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli’s bond, according to newly filed court papers. Shkreli asked Brooklyn federal court Judge Kiyo Matsumoto last week to lower his bail from $5 million to $2 million — claiming he’s broke and can’t pay his bills. “He doesn’t have any cash,”

Pharma bro goes on trial for securities and wire fraud

Self-styled “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli goes on trial in New York Monday, but not for any of the prescription Rx-price-gouging or social-media trolling that have made him infamous. Instead, a Manhattan federal jury will look at charges of securities and wire fraud relating to Shkreli’s alleged $11 million investment Ponzi scheme

Attorneys trying to block media coverage of Pharma bro’s jury selection

Defense attorneys and prosecutors alike are attempting to bar media from certain aspects of Martin Shkreli’s jury selection — worried that press coverage of the notorious social media troll‘s jury selection could taint potential jurors. Both sides want to keep answers from potential jurors regarding Shkreli’s likability secret — as defense

Mylan board gets re-elected despite EpiPen scandal

Mylan shareholders re-elected the generic drugmaker’s board at its annual meeting on Thursday, despite a shareholder campaign to vote down most of the directors in the wake of a scandal related to its high prices for emergency allergy treatment EpiPen. The company did not disclose the vote totals for the directors.

Pharma bro’s family may have tampered with witness

An unnamed member of “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli’s family may have engaged in witness tampering, authorities said Thursday. “A member of the defendant’s family has reached out to one of our witnesses, veering into the area of suggesting a witness not testify,” Assistant US Attorney Alixandria Eleis Smith responded after Shkreli’s

Attorneys trying to block media coverage of Pharma bro’s jury selection

Defense attorneys and prosecutors alike are attempting to bar media from certain aspects of Martin Shkreli’s jury selection–worried that press coverage of the notorious social media troll‘s jury selection could taint potential jurors. Both sides want to keep answers from potential jurors regarding Shkreli’s likability secret–as defense attorney Benjamin Braffman argued

Pharma bro’s family may have tampered with witness

An unnamed member of “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli’s family may have engaged in witness tampering, authorities said Thursday. “A member of the defendant’s family has reached out to one of our witnesses, veering into the area of suggesting a witness not testify,” Assistant US Attorney Alixandria Eleis Smith responded after Shkreli’s

Attorneys trying to block media coverage of Pharma bro’s jury selection

Defense attorneys and prosecutors alike are attempting to bar media from certain aspects of Martin Shkreli’s jury selection–worried that press coverage of the notorious social media troll‘s jury selection could taint potential jurors. Both sides want to keep answers from potential jurors regarding Shkreli’s likability secret–as defense attorney Benjamin Braffman argued

Mylan board gets re-elected despite EpiPen scandal

Mylan shareholders re-elected the generic drugmaker’s board at its annual meeting on Thursday, despite a shareholder campaign to vote down most of the directors in the wake of a scandal related to its high prices for emergency allergy treatment EpiPen. The company did not disclose the vote totals for the directors.

Pharma bro’s family may have tampered with witness

An unnamed member of “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli’s family may have engaged in witness tampering, authorities said Thursday. “A member of the defendant’s family has reached out to one of our witnesses, veering into the area of suggesting a witness not testify,” Assistant US Attorney Alixandria Eleis Smith responded after Shkreli’s

Pharma bro wants bail reduced so he can start paying off debts

“​Pharma​ Bro” Martin Shkreli wants his $5 million bail reduced to $2 million so he can start paying off his debts because he’s broke, his lawyer argued in Brooklyn federal court Monday. More On: martin shkreli Pharma bro gets permanently banned from Twitter Pharma bro's ex-lawyer granted request to escape case Martin Shkreli had enemies