Pennsylvania lost 2,900 pharmaceutical jobs — or nearly 20 percent — in recent years, as big drug makers shed workers to cut costs, consolidate, or relocate to other states. While jobs in big pharma declined — Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, and AstraZeneca have all laid off in the region — Pennsylvania life-sciences jobs overall were up slightly, 0.6 percent, in the last five years, according to a report released Tuesday by Life Sciences Pennsylvania, an industry trade group.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said Monday it will sell the remaining assets in its specialty women’s health business for $1.38 billion. Proceeds, combined with the recently announced sale of contraceptive brand Paragard for $1.1 billion, will be used to repay debt. Israel-based Teva, with North American headquarters in North Wales, Montgomery County, said the buyers are CVC Capital Partners and Foundation Consumer Healthcare. The transactions are expected to close before the end of the year.
The Methacton School District in Montgomery County has canceled classes for Monday after failing to reach a contract agreement with teachers. Bargaining talks began at 2 p.m. Sunday between the school board and the union representing the district’s 403 teachers. Talks broke off a little after 8:30 p.m. Teachers said a strike would begin at 7:30 a.m. Monday. The teachers’ union notified Methacton school officials Friday of its intent to walk off the job Monday morning.
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".