Tag Archives: pipeline
By William Looney | Published: August 8, 2012
Today’s big product story — the apparent end to a decade-long drought in the drug development pipeline — is the prep stage for tomorrow’s big policy question: are industry R&D priorities in synch with the changing burden of disease?
By Julian Upton | Published: September 7, 2010
That’s the big question that no one has answered yet. So perhaps its worth breaking it down into smaller parts, suggests Dr Brian D Smith. An ill-posed question is a mathematician’s term that well describes what many Big Pharma companies are asking themselves, namely, how can we raise R&D productivity? It’s ill-posed because it has […]
By admin | Published: May 19, 2010
The months-long saga is finally over: Astellas’ enhanced offer of $57.50 a share—around $4 billion—has finally netted it Melville, NY-based OSI Pharmaceuticals. The Japan-based pharma first extended an acquisition offer of $52 per share ($3.5 billion) to OSI on March 1, only to be met with a resounding “Nay” from the board, which said $52 […]