Issues with legacy Hospira plants continue to hamstring Pfizer. The big pharma inherited a number of manufacturing issues in its 2015 acquisition of Hospira, and the company has been chipping away at bringing the sites into compliance with the FDA. The February warning issued to the McPherson facility was another headache in that process, although Pfizer CEO Ian Read has noted the inspection which triggered a letter from the FDA came within the first nine months after the Hospira acquisition.
Novartis has high hopes for Kisqali, pegging the drug for potential blockbuster sales. Along with the company's CAR-T hopeful and expanded indications for drugs like Taflinar (dabrafenib) and Mekinst (trametinib), Kisqali is a cornerstone of Novartis' plans for new growth in oncology. This is particularly true as sales of Novartis' top-selling cancer drug Gleevec (imatinib) continue to erode due to generic competition.
While the wave of outrage over Mylan's price increases for EpiPen seems to have crested, the damage to the drugmaker's public image persists. Add in an expanding recall of the epinephrine autoinjector and an FDA rejection of its key generic copy of GlaxoSmithKline's Advair (fluticasone/salmeterol) asthma inhaler along with continued legislative scrutiny — investors have a lot to be grumpy about.
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".