Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘AstraZeneca’

*****
TODAY’S NEWS

Sometimes I can’t help but voice a bit of skepticism, especially when it comes to sexual disorder treatments. So, count me as less than convinced about this experimental treatment from Boehringer-IngelheimData from pivotal Phase III clinical trials demonstrate that a higher proportion of pre-menopausal women with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) receiving flibanserin 100mg reported both an improvement in their condition and a meaningful benefit from their treatment, compared to placebomore (the single-question Patient Benefit Evaluation appears to me to be really…ummm…meaningful).

Lung cancer preventer for former smokers? Interesting – A drug approved to treat a range of conditions may also work to prevent lung cancer in people who have given up smoking, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesdaymore

AstraZeneca replaces Nexium sales force with telemarketers. And it works.

J&J‘s recall of OTC products. This is becoming a huge black eye, for a company that managed to keep quite a good reputation over the years. It will be an interesting case study of reputation management and quality improvement, esp. for a company that has been a leader in social media usage in this sector.

RECOMMENDED

Compliance and Diversity. The Impactiviti partner network has the providers you need for corporate training – including diversity, compliance, ethics, and much more! Contact us (stevew at impactiviti dot com, or phone at 973-947-7429) for recommendations.

PLUS

Red Meat – maybe this picture isn’t so simple after all. Intuitively, this result is actually not too surprising. AND – Are you in a Museum?

JUST FOR FUN

I only rarely get to see hailstorms. That’s what makes this video particularly awesome. Must be seen to be believed!

———-

Subscribe to the Impactiviti blog via e-mail (which will bring you Impactiviti Daily – a brief of the day’s top pharma news)

Visit the Impactiviti Job Board

Sign up for the Impactiviti Connection twice-monthly e-newsletter (see sample)

*****

Read Full Post »

NEXT WEEK: IIRUSA’s ePharma Summit, Philadelphia, PA. I’ll be there, reporting live via social media. You?

TODAY’S NEWS

AstraZeneca looking down the barrel of 26,000 Seroquel lawsuits. Or so.

New treatment for debilitating hand condition – The Food and Drug Administration Tuesday approved the first drug designed to treat a debilitating hand condition known as Dupuytren’s contracture. The drug, called Xiaflex, is manufactured by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Malvern, Penn., and the company expects to begin selling it by the end of March. An FDA advisory panel in September unanimously recommended approval of the drug…more

A new kind of drug export – BMS employee accused of stealing secrets to try to start own pharma company in India!

Six key areas of learning for pharma and healthcare marketing in 2010.

RECOMMENDED

Outsourcing – Considering outsourcing training technology functions, or meetings/logistics, or even the entire training department? Contact us (stevew at impactiviti dot com, or phone at 973-947-7429) for recommendations of outsource partners.

PLUS

Want to know the latest about Facebook adoption, and how it impacts business? Read this great post by Jay Baer. And, while we’re talking social networking: what is the goal as it relates to business (my post yesterday on Holistic Common Sense). Plus, Jon Richman on the Seven (soon to be Nine) Uses of Social Media in Business. And, over 1/2 of all adults now go online for health information, while physicians are very heavy users of internet resources (did you know that 1/3 have changed a patient treatment based on an internet search?)

JUST FOR FUN

When engineers get laid off and have too much time on their hands. Sheesh!

———-

Subscribe to the Impactiviti blog via e-mail (which will bring you Impactiviti Daily – a brief of the day’s top pharma news)

Sign up for the Impactiviti Connection twice-monthly e-newsletter (see sample)

Connect with Steve Woodruff

Read Full Post »

TODAY’S NEWS

Pfizer trimming pipeline projects after Wyeth acquisition – Pfizer Inc., the world’s biggest drugmaker, said Wednesday it is quitting plans to sell popular pain drug Lyrica as an add-on treatment for anxiety as it shaves about 100 projects from its combined portfolio after swallowing rival Wyethmore

AstraZeneca: 8,000 more cuts coming. Ouch - The reduction will take place by 2014 and comes on top of approximately 12,600 jobs the drugmaker has already cut. The jobs will be eliminated from sales and marketing, R&D, and supply chain operations, along with basic infrastructuremore

Cephalon shuffling the executive leadership suite.

Enzon selling specialty pharma biz to Sigma-tau.

Apple’s new iPad – gamechanger for eHealth? I say Yes – here’s why.

RECOMMENDED

On-line/e-mail learning reinforcement – The event is over. Now, how do you reinforce the learning and track uptake? Contact us (stevew at impactiviti dot com, or phone at 973-947-7429) for recommendations.

PLUS

Governments, pharma, and canceling orders. I agree with Vasella’s perspective about binding contracts.

JUST FOR FUN

If you haven’t seen it before – very funny and all too true. The client-vendor relationship (video). Don’t be “that client”!

———-

Subscribe to the Impactiviti blog via e-mail (which will bring you Impactiviti Daily – a brief of the day’s top pharma news)

Sign up for the Impactiviti Connection twice-monthly e-newsletter (see sample)

Connect with Steve Woodruff

Read Full Post »

The cuts continue – this time it’s AstraZeneca. U.K.-based drugmaker AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) Thursday forecast flat 2009 sales and unveiled plans to cut a further 7,400 jobs worldwide by 2013, while posting a 1.4% decline in fourth-quarter net profit.

Roche goes hostile in bid for Genentech. Roche cut the price of its bid for outstanding shares in Genentech, going hostile and dashing investor hopes of a sweetened offer for the 44 percent of the U.S. biotech group its does not already own. Roche Holding AG’s new and lower offer, pitched directly to shareholders, was a surprise and reflected tougher financing conditions and a drop in Genentech Inc shares, analysts said on Friday.

Glaxo pays out big over marketing probe. GlaxoSmithKline is the latest drugmaker to pay the price for a government investigation of off-label marketing. The company said it’s taking a $400 million hit over a Justice Department investigation of the way Glaxo marketed top drugs.

—––

Subscribe to the Impactiviti blog via e-mail

Subscribe to the Impactiviti blog via RSS

Join a Linkedin Pharma Professionals Networking Group.

Impactiviti is a pharma consultancy focused on helping pharma/biotech/medical devices companies identify optimal vendors for training/marketing needs. This “matchmaking” service is provided free to clients.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Read Full Post »

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 27 other followers