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PhillyPharma Archive: April, 2012
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Health & Pharma
Back on May 7
Mon, Apr 30, 2012, 8:04 AM
Phillypharma will be off for a few days, resting fingers. The scheduled return is Monday, May 7. Take care.
Merck profit jumps 67 percent, but overall sales lower than expected
Fri, Apr 27, 2012, 9:42 AM
Merck reported a 67 percent profit increase Friday for the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2011, despite lower sales...
AstraZeneca CEO David Brennan to depart
Thu, Apr 26, 2012, 5:59 AM
AstraZeneca chief executive officer David Brennan said Thursday he would retire June 1 in the wake of another difficult quarter for the pharmaceutical...
GSK profit drops in first quarter
Wed, Apr 25, 2012, 9:32 AM
GlaxoSmithKline said Wednesday that first-quarter, after-tax profit dropped about 13 percent compared to the first quarter of 2011. The global...
Pfizer, AstraZeneca make deals
Mon, Apr 23, 2012, 6:33 AM
Pfizer and AstraZeneca both made deals official Monday morning. Pfizer said early Monday morning that it has entered an agreement to sell...
Merck Vioxx fines reach $950 million
Thu, Apr 19, 2012, 1:30 PM
Merck was fined $321,636,000 Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris in Boston after pleading guilty in December to one misdemeanor...
Glaxo offers $2.6 billion for Human Genome Sciences
Thu, Apr 19, 2012, 7:27 AM
Biotech drugmaker Human Genome Sciences, Inc., said Thursday morning that it received an unsolicited takeover proposal from GlaxoSmithKline...
J&J gets European approval for Synthes purchase
Thu, Apr 19, 2012, 7:09 AM
The European Commission announced Thursday morning that it had approved Johnson & Johnson's $21.3 billion purchase of medical device manufacturer...
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