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GSK: A Rebuffed Suitor for the Moment

By Patricia Van Arnum. Last week Human Genome Sciences (HGS) rejected GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) unsolicited $2.59 billion bid for HGS or $13 per share.  Although rejecting GSK’s initial bid, HGS kept the door open for other suitors, including again GSK. HGS has authorized its board of directors to explore strategic alternatives for the company, including a […]
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UK Pharma/Bio Responds to 'Predictable' Budget

UK pharma and biopharma was quick to respond positively to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s annual Budget speech last week, despite some industry disappointment at a fiscal program widely derided as safe, neutral, and, in Andrew Goodwin of Ernst & Young’s words, “one of the most predictable” of recent times. 
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GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Antihypertensive Drug Made at Novartis Facility

By Patricia Van Arnum. GlaxoSmithKline is recalling 394,230 bottles containing its antihypertensive drug DynaCirc CR (isradipine) controlled-release tablets, according to a Feb. 22, 2012, FDA enforcement report. The lots are being recalled due to concerns regarding the level of cGMP compliance and procedural controls related to line clearance during the packing process at the Lincoln, […]
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Witty Touts GSK Pipeline in 4th Quarter Review

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Arise Sir Andrew (Witty)

Big Pharma received a nod in the UK’s New Year’s Honours List this week when a knighthood was duly bestowed upon GSK’s Andrew Witty — making him ‘Sir Andrew’ to you and me. For once, though, receiving such an honor did not exactly place him in totally exalted company.
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