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The Urge to Merge: Dealmaking Lessons from Pharma History

By Cliff Kalb. The major pressures hindering pharmaceutical industry success have not changed—payer constraints on drug costs, R&D productivity, an increasingly risk-averse regulatory climate, generic encroachment, and negative public perceptions linked to reputation. Looking at the latest rendition of the Pharma 50, prescription drug revenue rankings for the top 10 major global players in 2013 […]
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The Cost of Pharma Divorce

Final: THE COST OF PHARMA DIVORCE Corporate spin-offs are on the rise across the pharmaceutical sector, but at what cost to shareholders? Brian McGilligan, AVP, Life Sciences Program Management Consulting Lead at Cognizant argues that in haste to obtain decree absolute, demerging businesses could be threatening their long term viability. Demergers are in fashion again. […]
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