Pharma spending increase slowed in 2012, according Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

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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... Read more

Mayor Nutter on GSK, Navy Yard and Philly's British-American connections

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Mayor Michael Nutter had hoped to create major drug-company bookends in Philadelphia, with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in Northeast and... Read more

GlaxoSmithKline to stop paying doctors in most situations, change pay scheme for reps

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GlaxoSmithKline said Tuesday it will stop paying doctors in many - but not all - situations that it and other drugmakers do now and will make... Read more

With Teva, everything is relative, says key analyst

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Bernstein Research analyst Ronny Gal was skeptical about some of the things said and projections made by top officials from Teva Pharmaceutical... Read more

For a spell, PhillyPharma is helping the Inquirer cause elsewhere

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PhillyPharma is helping with other chores at The Inquirer. We'll resume when possible. Thanks. Read more

Buying local, Shire to pay $4.2 billion for Exton-based ViroPharma

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Drugmaker Shire, Plc, said Monday it will pay $4.2 billion for Exton-based ViroPharma. Shire is registered, headquartered and based in the... Read more

PhillyPharma on fall furlough

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PhillyPharma is on furlough. Be well. Read more

Teva trouble: What? Why don't you want to submit to a lie detector?

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Israeli media reported earlier this week that part of the disagreement between now-former Teva Pharmaceuticals CEO Jeremy Levin and the company's... Read more