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U.S. corporations park billions overseas

Aug 26, 2014
Pfizer, Merck, Microsoft, Apple and others store money overseas for tax advantage.
Posted In: Pfizer, Mergers and Acquisitions, pharmaceuticals

Painkillers will be tougher to get this fall

Aug 22, 2014
Tighter regulation can help combat drug use, but it could be too crude an approach
Posted In: painkillers, drugs, pharmaceuticals

Horseshoe crab blood (and, why conservation pays)

Jun 16, 2014
The race to find a synthetic replacement for the blood of horse shoe crabs.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, nature, horseshoe crabs

Shelf vs. Script: Why Merck's offloading allergy pills

May 6, 2014
Turns out prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs are two very different businesses.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, merck, bayer, prescription drugs

When you're the 'new pharma' in town

Feb 20, 2014
How a small pharmaceutical company triumphed over the pressures of Wall Street and 'big pharma.'
Posted In: pharmaceuticals

PODCAST: Problems in the U.S. drug pipeline

Feb 10, 2014
The U.S. has a new ambassador to China, who'll have to face challenges in getting Chinese and American businesses to play nice. And in New Orleans, learning music by watching the feet.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, China, music education

Rite Aid drug sales: The profit in generics

Dec 19, 2013
Generics have a 50 percent bigger markup in comparison with brand-name drugs.
Posted In: Walgreens, pharmaceuticals, generic drugs

The future of the pharmaceutical sales rep

Dec 17, 2013
GlaxoSmithKline says it will stop paying doctors to prescribe its drugs and will stop rewarding its sales reps for higher sales. The company has tested the approach in the U.S., judging salesmen on their medical and business knowledge, instead of how many drugs they sell.
Posted In: Health, pharmaceuticals, prescription drugs

Statin suggestion puts spotlight on generic drug business

Nov 13, 2013
New guidelines on the use of statins to lower cholesterol hold the promise to dramatically increase the number of Americans who take those drugs.
Posted In: statins, generic drugs, pharmaceuticals

New guidelines could have more people on statins

Nov 13, 2013
New guidelines say not to focus too much on your cholesterol levels.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, Health