Category: General Biotechnology

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.


Foresight or folly? Generics firms’ foray into NCEs

Foresight or folly? Generics firms’ foray into NCEs A number of generics firms have, over the last few years, veered off the path and started to develop innovative drugs in their own right. In a time when generics firms are showing the greatest growth in the pharmaceutical sector, what has driven them to venture into […]


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