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Health & Pharma
Pharma spending increase slowed in 2012, according Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Tue, Jan 7, 2014, 9:28 AM
The rate of increase in spending on prescription drugs declined in 2012 compared with 2011, which was a key factor in why the cost of healthcare...
Mayor Nutter on GSK, Navy Yard and Philly's British-American connections
Fri, Dec 20, 2013, 9:08 PM
Mayor Michael Nutter had hoped to create major drug-company bookends in Philadelphia, with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in Northeast and...
GlaxoSmithKline to stop paying doctors in most situations, change pay scheme for reps
Tue, Dec 17, 2013, 7:37 AM
GlaxoSmithKline said Tuesday it will stop paying doctors in many - but not all - situations that it and other drugmakers do now and will make...
With Teva, everything is relative, says key analyst
Wed, Dec 11, 2013, 9:19 AM
Bernstein Research analyst Ronny Gal was skeptical about some of the things said and projections made by top officials from Teva Pharmaceutical...
For a spell, PhillyPharma is helping the Inquirer cause elsewhere
Thu, Nov 21, 2013, 11:34 AM
PhillyPharma is helping with other chores at The Inquirer. We'll resume when possible. Thanks.
Buying local, Shire to pay $4.2 billion for Exton-based ViroPharma
Mon, Nov 11, 2013, 7:38 AM
Drugmaker Shire, Plc, said Monday it will pay $4.2 billion for Exton-based ViroPharma. Shire is registered, headquartered and based in the...
PhillyPharma on fall furlough
Fri, Nov 8, 2013, 8:44 AM
PhillyPharma is on furlough. Be well.
Teva trouble: What? Why don't you want to submit to a lie detector?
Wed, Nov 6, 2013, 8:44 AM
Israeli media reported earlier this week that part of the disagreement between now-former Teva Pharmaceuticals CEO Jeremy Levin and the company's...
David Sell is a sports web producer. In previous lives, he has been a reporter and editor in the Sports, Metro and Business sections.