How might COVID-19 vaccine makers compete in the marketplace?

Nov 17, 2020
At first, COVID-19 vaccines won't be marketed in the usual sense, because the government will be the main buyer.
A volunteer takes part in a COVID-19 vaccination trial this summer in Hollywood, Florida.
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How much could Pfizer make from a COVID-19 vaccine?

Nov 12, 2020
A COVID vaccine from the pharmaceutical company has been shown to be highly promising.
A view of a Pfizer building in Puurs, Belgium.
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Why Pfizer says it pushed for transparency and diversity in vaccine development process

Nov 9, 2020
To build public trust, Pfizer shared details of their trials: who was tested, the race and ethnicity of participants, how they were monitored, how to measure success and funding sources.
A person walks by Pfizer headquarters on Nov. 9, 2020, in New York City. Transparency is key for a vaccine-skeptical public.
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Generic Viagra floods the market. Here’s how Pfizer is reacting

Jul 13, 2018
Pfizer hopes to run with its “little blue pill” as long as it can. That includes the time-honored strategy of launching its own generic.
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The Trump administration wants drug companies to lower prices. This is what’s actually happening.

Jul 5, 2018
Pfizer recently raised the list prices for more than 40 of its prescription medications, including the pain med Lyrica. It’s the second time this year Pfizer has boosted list prices. The increases come at a time of increased public and political scrutiny over drug prices. Is Big Pharma not feeling the heat? Click the above […]

Big Pharma's competition to buy new cancer drugs

Aug 22, 2016
Pfizer spends $14 billion for a new prostate cancer drug plus others in the pipeline

The only way to stop inversions might be tax reform

Apr 6, 2016
The Pfizer-Allergan merger is out, but what about inversions across the board?
Pfizer was set to merge with Allergan, but after new inversion rules announced by the Treasury Department, the phama giants decided against merging. 
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Health care tax inversions allow double dipping, according to new report

Mar 17, 2016
Companies sidestep taxes that support Medicare or Medicaid, then sell those programs drugs.
Mergers with foreign-based companies can help some U.S. companies avoid taxes. 
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Weekly Wrap: Black Friday as an economic indicator

Nov 27, 2015
Let's wrap up this holiday week in business and economic news.