Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, June 17, 2016
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1. Hillary Clinton has received more money from employees of the biggest 15 pharma companies than the entire Republican field this election. Her campaign took nearly $240,000 in donations between its launch and the end of April, compared to just under $168,000 for all Republican candidates. Donald Trump received $1,700 in the same period. (Reuters)
2. Biotechnology sales representatives receive the highest pay among medical sales professionals, according to a salary survey. Pharma reps had the lowest, averaging $91,000 in base and $122,000 with bonuses included. (Pharma Phorum)
3. Valeant is investing in its Canadian operations. The drugmaker will make a $27.5 million investment in its Canadian manufacturing facilities.
4. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommended Bristol-Myers Squibb's combination of Opdivo and Yervoy for approval in England and Wales to treat advanced skin cancer. (PMLiVE)
5. ICYMI: A trial investigating Merck's Keytruda in first-line lung cancer was stopped because it met its primary goal. The drugmaker said it showed superiority compared to chemotherapy. (MM&M)