Tag Archives: Big Pharma

The Seven-Billion Society: What's In It For Pharma?

On Monday, the world’s population hit the 7 billion mark, repeating a pattern of largely unrestrained growth that has endured for the last century: the world is now adding roughly one billion people every 12 years. The UN Population Fund (UNPF) estimates that, barring some unforeseen demographic or environmental/development shifts, the figure will reach just […]
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Tufts R&D Outlook for 2011: Pain Mixed with Promise

The Tufts Center for Drug Development issues its annual assessment of the state of R&D in Big Pharma, noting that industry faces a cumulative tide of challenges marked by a dramatic reversal in societal attitudes toward risk. Productivity gaps in the pipeline aside, perhaps the biggest problem is political — convincing stakeholders to strive for […]
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New Year Night Stalkers: What Will Keep the C-Suiters Awake in 2011

New Year Night Stalkers Eight Strategic Issues that Should Keep “C Suiters” Reaching for the NoDoz in 2011 The consensus is that 2011 will be a bad year for big pharma.  It must confront a breaking wave of patent expirations, while fiscal retrenchment has created an innovation cycle in reverse as payers find new ways […]
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2010: A Year of Big Layoffs for Big Pharma

What are the factors that are contributing to the layoffs that have taken place at virtually all the Big Pharma companies this year? According to the newly released Job-Cut Announcement Report from outplacement consultancy firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, pharma has cut more than 6,000 jobs in September alone, and more than 43,000 so far […]
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Is There Life After Big Pharma?

Guest blog by Pharm Exec Europe‘s Jacky Law. It’s hard to get precise figures of how many people have been taken off the payroll at pharma and biotech companies recently. According to staffing firm, Challender, Gray and Christmas, the combined industries shed 58,969 jobs in the first nine months of 2009, 15,000 more than the […]
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