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Roche Joins the Roll Call of Pharma Layoffs

So, Roche is the latest industry giant to announce seismic job cut plans — 6 percent of its global workforce — or 4800 jobs — will go by 2012.  The Swiss company aims to generate annual cost saving of 2.4 billion Swiss francs in the process. But don’t be swayed by the European currency — […]
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Advisory Panel Rejects Avastin For Breast Cancer Treatment

An FDA advisory panel on Tuesday voted 12–1 to discontinue Avastin (bevacizumab) as a treatment for advanced breast cancer due to post-market studies stating that the treatment does not to increase patient lifespan by any significant length of time. This is a huge problem for Roche who purchased the treatment as part of its merger […]
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Hot Topics at HBA

The 2009 Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association leadership conference is officially underway in sunny California. Last night, festivities got underway with a welcome reception for attendees followed by a “Taste of San Francisco,” which featured lively entertainment and regional cuisine. I had the opportunity to catch up with a few seasoned participants who are widely known throughout […]
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Roche: New Hires Needed

Cheer up, pharma, not all the news is bad! Amidst the worst national job market since the early 1980’s, Roche Pharma Research in Nutley, NJ is looking to hire. Efforts are currently underway to find scientists and support staff in areas such as screening, safety, and bioanalytics. In addition to inflammation, the Nutley operation serves […]
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Phony Tamiflu Sites Spike in Wake of Swine Flu

In the wake of the swine flu craze, at least 55 Web sites have sprung up in the last few weeks selling Tamiflu. That’s according to a new report by data firm MarkMonitor. Two of the pharmacies are certified—one in the US and one in the UK—and six of the pharmacies are actually using the […]
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