Up to now, Merck has been reluctant to go into much detail regarding just how damaging a recent cyberattack has been to operations. Now, though, it’s going to have to as the House Committee on Energy and Commerce has raised the matter to an issue involving national security. Merck has acknowledged that the attack on June 27 roiled its manufacturing, sales and R&D ops.
Today it is Catalent’s turn to take a lead role in the consolidation of the global outsourcing business. The big and growing CMO has snapped up Bloomington, IN-based Cook Pharmica for $950 million, adding a group with 750 staffers involved in biologics development and biomanufacturing and fleshing out the start-to-finish suite of services that Catalent has on offer to the biopharma world.
AbbVie $ABBV revealed that two rheumatoid arthritis patients died in its late-stage work on ABT-494, which quickly triggered a case of the jitters for a drug touted as a major part of the company’s late-stage pipeline hopes. According to researchers, the two patient deaths include one for unknown causes. A second patient in the 30 mg dose group came down with a fever and had problems with diarrhea. The subject subsequently experienced heart failure and presumed pulmonary embolism.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".