Archive for 2004

Trouble for California Cloning?

Trouble for California Cloning? The United Nations will likely decide Friday, after many delays, whether to vote on an international cloning ban, vote on a new declaration introduced by Italy or delay voting once again. Just weeks after Californians voted for a $3 billion proposition to fund embryonic stem-cell research, which would include therapeutic cloning, […]


Contingency Plans Help Current Merck Crisis

Contingency Plans Help Current Merck Crisis : In the wake of Merck & Co.’s announcement to pull Vioxx off the market, the pharmaceutical giant pressed forward with plans to launch new products … The fact that companies such as Merck & Co. can quickly bounce back from troublesome corporate crises is a testament to their […]


Biotech execs have a sense of humor about elusive profits

Biotech execs have a sense of humor about elusive profits When Ernst & Young’s annual report on the biotechnology industry last year predicted that as a whole, the industry would turn profitable for the first time in 2008, some long-term industry veterans gave a knowing heard-that-one-before chuckle.