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What You Need To Know About The Pfizer's Tax-Driven Merger [VIDEO] — Yesterday, Pfizer, America's largest drug company, announced plans to buy Allergan, the maker of Botox, for $160 billion. The gem in the deal: Allergan's Dublin, Ireland-based headquarters, which means that despite running the bulk of its operations out of Parsippany, N.J., it pays a lower tax rate. The move will lower Pfizer's [...]

Is There Anything Left For Pfizer To Cut At Allergan? — Allergan, the Dublin, Ireland-based company that Pfizer just announced plans to purchase, is not the same company that made the Allergan name famous by turning Botox into a household name. Instead, it's the descendant of a small, New Jersey-based generic drug maker, Watson Pharmaceuticals, that decided to grow through mergers [...]
Nov 23, 2015

Seeking wood to chop, lumberjacks may be disappointed in Allergan/Pfizer deal.… writes @matthewherper

Here's What I Really Think About R&D — Here at Allergan, we've adopted a strategy we call "Open Science." It is based on a simple concept: Sometimes great ideas come from places where they are least expected.
Nov 19, 2015

Brent Saunders makes his vague, tedious case to be Pfizer CEO over at Matthew Herper's site:……

Nov 23, 2015

Allergan CEO Brent Saunders: Here's What I Really Think About R&D…

Terror Attacks Hit Paris — Soccer fans wait on the fitch of the Stade de France stadium after an international friendly soccer match in Saint Denis, outside Paris, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. An explosion occurred outside the stadium. Several dozen people were killed in a series of unprecedented attacks around Paris on Friday, French President [...]

$1 Trillion Worth Of Companies On One Stage — I'm very excited for this year's Forbes Healthcare Summit, which is happening on December 2 and 3 in New York. We're going to have an unprecedented chance to have a cross-industry conversation about healthcare. The total market value of publicly traded companies on stage will pass $1.2 trillion, and that's [...]

A Sit-Down With Shkreli — This year's Forbes Healthcare Summit - our fourth - is shaping up to be our biggest gathering of high-profile healthcare leaders ever. We have six big pharma CEOs. We have Anne Wojcicki from 23andMe, the president of the Walgreens Boots Alliance and the CEOs of some of America's biggest health [...]

After Investigating America's Heroin Epidemic, '60 Minutes' Indicts The Pharmaceutical Industry — This evening, 60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker went to Columbus, Ohio, to understand America's heroin epidemic. The drug is becoming cheaper and easier to get, he argues, and its stigma is vanishing. But his reporting places much of the blame for the addictions and deaths he documents on opioid pain [...]

With Allergan Deal, Pfizer Would Flee The U.S. Over High Taxes — Innovation's accountant: Pfizer CEO Ian Read Pfizer, the world's largest drug company, which was founded in Brooklyn in 1849, is for the second time contemplating a merger that would allow it to move its headquarters out of the U.S. and avoid U.S. taxes. Pfizer and Botox-maker Allergan, itself created in $67 billion merger last [...]

Suckers. That $1-A-Pill Competitor Won't Hurt Martin Shkreli One Bit — A protestor carrying a picture of Martin Shkreli (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) Being the most hated man in America is probably stressful and draining, especially when you insist on still being active on Twitter. But yesterday, Martin Shkreli probably got a good chuckle. Shkreli, if you've been trapped on Mars eating potatoes, gained Internet [...]
Oct 23, 2015

LOL you are all still gonna pay a lot for that drug sry sry sry:…

Oct 26, 2015

Slightly smug story about the dumb internet masses being chuckled at by Martin Shkreli by @matthewherper…

Why Pfizer Should Keep Raising The Price Of Viagra

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Nov 28, 2015

@IamTheMZ @danmunro @labsoftnews @JohnCarreyrou right but read article closely. At first it seems like broad compliance issues

Nov 28, 2015

@IamTheMZ @danmunro @labsoftnews @JohnCarreyrou sounds like it's 4 tox tests they discontinued. Does that happen at Labcorp or Quest?

Nov 28, 2015

@IamTheMZ @danmunro @labsoftnews That one strikes me as pretty minor and not a revelation. We still just don't know much.

Nov 28, 2015

Burnout: Is it Real? If Yes, Can it Be Codified? | Medpage Today…

Nov 28, 2015

RT @ddiamond: .@charlesornstein Both Republicans and Democrats used to call shootings at abortion clinics "terrorism."

Nov 27, 2015

$DYAX re: Woodpecker: I'm not sure I'd have much confidence in a short thesis based on regulators having teeth.

Nov 27, 2015

RT @juliaoftoronto: Why doctors overprescribe antibiotics — even in cases where they're useless…

Nov 26, 2015

RT @reutersBenHir: Two-decade Pfizer mission pays off for Guggenheim's deal king $PFE

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