Tag Archives: Big Pharma

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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Pharma and Haiti: Can Altruism Backfire?

Guest blog by Pharm Exec Europe‘s Jacky Law. Pharma companies are responding swiftly to the recent earthquake in Haiti with millions of dollars in cash and drugs. GlaxoSmithKline boasted, for example, that its initial $1.2 million offering of medicines — mainly oral and topical antibiotics — was on the first airlift to the Caribbean island […]
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The EU Pharma Switch

The chair of the first session of the joint meeting between the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) and The Organization for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA) in London this week was quick to point out that the event was not scheduled to coincide with last Friday’s announcement that European Commission (EC) responsibility for EMEA is finally […]
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