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September 16, 2014 By Renee Morad , BioSpace.com Breaking News Staff A recent report published by EP Vantage reveals that many big pharma companies are slowly shrinking when it comes to employee headcount. At the other end of the spectrum, the number of employees at big biotech firms and specialty drug makers are rapidly growing - more than offsetting the loss of jobs in big pharma.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average muscled back atop the 17,000 level today, paring some of its losses from last week ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee's two-day policy meeting , which begins tomorrow. The rest of the major market indexes weren't so lucky.
Pfizer was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock investors acquired 31,143 put options on the company, Stock Ratings Network reports.
The U.K.'s takeover regulator has proposed giving itself powers to enforce commitments by buyers to retain jobs or factories in a merger. The Takeover Panel today published a consultation document on new rules, which it said were prompted by Pfizer Inc. 's attempted takeover of British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc , which was rejected earlier this year.
Imagine a world where male pattern baldness is irreversible, human papillomavirus is inevitable, and a routine asthma attack could spell death. That'd be a world without Propecia, Gardasil and Singulair, which would mean no Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based Merck & Co.
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Pfizer Inc and India's Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd on Friday won dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to delay sales of generic versions of the cholesterol drug Lipitor, the best-selling drug in history. U.S. District Judge Peter Sheridan in Trenton, New Jersey ruled that the plaintiffs, retailers and distribution companies that bought Lipitor directly from Pfizer, failed to plead their case with enough detail.
On Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m.,, magician Mark Zacharia will present a comedy/magic show for adult audiences at the Garwood Public Library.
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Today, Analysts Review released its research reports regarding Gilead Sciences, Inc. , AbbVie Inc. , Pfizer Inc. , United Therapeutics Corporation and Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. . Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication.
NEW HAVEN>> A former executive in charge of research and development at Pfizer Inc. said consolidation within the pharmaceutical industry is hurting innovation. Dr. John LaMattina, former president of global research and development at Pfizer, said Wednesday that as the number of players in the industry shrinks, the amount of money devoted to research and development of new drugs also drops dramatically.
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Just two or three experiences with "magic mushrooms" helped a dozen long-term smokers quit, succeeding in a study where numerous other approaches failed. The volunteers took a pill containing psilocybin, the active hallucinogenic ingredient in magic mushrooms, as part of a cognitive behavior therapy program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
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