Tag Archives: Europe
By Julian Upton | Published: November 30, 2011
GSK’s Andrew Witty underlined his growing concerns with the business climate in Europe with his comments to the UK’s High Pay Commission last week. The Commission, set up by left-wing pressure group Compass, reported on the ‘corrosive’ effects of ‘boardroom excess’ and called for greater transparency in the setting of executive pay. The pay of [...]
By Julian Upton | Published: November 22, 2011
The fact that the eurozone is in a tailspin is hardly ‘news’, but when heads start rolling as fast as they have done recently in Greece, Italy, and now Spain, it leaves the unsettling feeling that the heat on an already intense situation has been turned up one more notch.
By Julian Upton | Published: September 21, 2011
Roche Gets Tough on Greece, Other Eurozone Countries May Follow On Friday Roche confirmed it had come to the end of its tether with state-funded hospitals in Greece. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, CEO Severin Schwan announced that the company has increased shipments of drugs to pharmacies in the country, while cutting off [...]
By Guest Blogger | Published: June 27, 2011
Europe: New Vision, Old Ideas The European industry is making saintly noises about collaboration, but vestiges of the old dogma remain, says Reflector. If you want to know what the Vatican is thinking, a pontifical high mass is a good place to start. If you want to know what the European pharmaceutical industry is thinking, you can [...]
By Julian Upton | Published: April 27, 2011
Any company announcing plans to ‘restructure’ and ‘repurpose’ itself tends to send out tremors across the industry, but for US employees of Dublin-headquartered Warner-Chilcott — the latest firm to use these tried and tested euphemisms — this could fuel a sigh of relief.