(Information on Pfizer's acquisition of King Pharmaceuticals and offshore oil drilling regulations updated in today's Hot Trends article.)
NEW YORK (
) -- "King Pharmaceuticals" is a hot search topic today following the news that
has struck a $3.6 billion deal to acquire pain-reliever specialist
The agreement helped boost shares of
, an early-stage painkiller developer. Pain has teamed with King on the development of Pain's lead drug candidate Remoxy, which is currently in clinical trials.
The companies have a licensing agreement for Remoxy, a "strong painkiller" which, according to Pain's press reports, has a "unique formulation designed to reduce potential risks of unintended use." Pfizer is likely interested in King's research on and involvement with "abuse-resistant" pain drugs.
"Offshore oil rigs" is a heavily search phrase today after the news that the U.S. government lifted the moratorium on deepwater drilling today.
The Obama administration put the restrictions in place following the disastrous
oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Drilling companies must file for new permits before they can start drilling again. In order to be cleared for operations, companies must meet a set of safety requirements. The CEO of each company must comply with new regulations in efforts to reduce the chance of future accidents.
"Internet TV" is a hot search topic today as
prepares to launch its highly anticipated Internet TV service, Google TV, this fall.
The search giant will deliver selected Web video from sites like CNN and HBO, streaming video from
as well as music from sites like
The service will be available on some
TVs and through a
set-top box called Revue.
also plans to debut its own take on Web TV. In August, Apple introduced
that will connect Internet video, its iTunes store and streaming video from Netflix.
"Patch 4.0.1" is a trending topic on the Internet today following reports that a new downloadable patch 4.0.1 game upgrade will be added to the third expansion of the
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
The patch will reportedly feature improved abilities for all main classes such as Death Knights, Druids, Warlocks and Warriors, as well as updated talent trees and spells, class mechanic and glyph changes.
World of Warcraft
is made by Blizzard Entertainment, a unit of
. The newest version is expected to launch on Dec. 7 and will reportedly cost $34.99 with a special edition for $69.99.
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