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Pharma Throws Greece Another Lifeline. Will Greece Reciprocate?

Greece took its part on Wednesday in the latest widespread strikes against austerity measures that swept across Europe, throwing travel networks into disarray and sparking violent clashes between police and workers. But for once Greece wasn’t at the forefront of the misery as the country has been thrown a couple more lifelines — not least […]
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Merck and Novartis Down in Q3 Financial Reports

By Jennifer Markarian Pharmaceutical industry leaders Novartis and Merck—among others—released second-quarter 2012 results showing global sales down in third-quarter 2012, with growth in key pharmaceutical products helping to offset losses due to patent expirations.
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Diabetes Drug Launch 2012: Tip-tops and Promo-flops

With Halloween candy flooding the shelves in pharmacies across the nation, it’s only appropriate that we turn the conversation toward an ever-growing drug market and therapeutic area: diabetes.
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CETP Inhibitors: Blockbusters that Never Ran?

The news that Roche scrapped development on its CETP inhibitor dalcetrapib, a drug designed to raise HDL cholesterol in the blood, likely presages the shuttering of Lilly’s development program for its CETP inhibitor, evacetrapib, industry experts and analysts say.
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Prix Galien: Pharma R&D and Payers Need to Talk, Yesterday

R&D departments and payers need to communicate early in the drug development process: If pharma is a day late, then payers are likely to be a dollar short, according to panelists at the Galien Forum on Tuesday.
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