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Questions About the 2013 Implementation of IPAB

by Tom Norton With the general election behind us, the anticipated avalanche of ObamaCare regulations has begun.  Last week, it was reported that more than 13,000 pages of rules and regulations have been issued by HHS since Nov. 6th.   A huge amount of activity, to be sure, but as stated, not surprising.  That’s because the […]
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Pfizer Site Closure "Shocking Wake-Up Call" for UK

It’s not too often that a pharma facility closure tops the TV news headlines but that was the case in the UK yesterday following Pfizer’s announcement that it is to close the UK-based R&D centre that achieved worldwide fame as “the home of Viagra”.
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Roche Joins the Roll Call of Pharma Layoffs

So, Roche is the latest industry giant to announce seismic job cut plans — 6 percent of its global workforce — or 4800 jobs — will go by 2012.  The Swiss company aims to generate annual cost saving of 2.4 billion Swiss francs in the process. But don’t be swayed by the European currency — […]
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