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Boehringer: Pradaxa, Tradjenta launches face 'economic headwind'

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The family-owned pharma cautioned that early 2012 success doesn't mean the second half will be a breeze.

Sanofi braces for patent cliff impact

Sanofi braces for patent cliff impact

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Sanofi is girding itself for an ugly year, forecasting a 12%-15% drop in business earnings per share for 2012 as the company absorbs the loss of patent exclusivity on a stable of drugs that brought in more than €4 billion last year.

J&J sales up, but earnings wiped out by settlements, product liability and recall costs

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Days after a $158 million settlement of charges that its Janssen unit fraudulently marketed Risperdal in Texas, Johnson & Johnson forecast fourth-quarter net earnings of just $218 million due to settlement costs and the recall of its DePuy ASR artificial hip.

Prolia, Xgeva fall short of analysts' Q3 sales forecasts

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Amgen's global sales, up 3% in the third quarter, met analyst estimates, but its new denosumab franchise reflected slower growth than expected.

Company news: Johnson & Johnson, Forest Labs and Berkery Noyes

Johnson & Johnson and Forest Labs both posted lower profit for the three months ended September 30.

UK PR pitch could portend US acquisitions for AstraZeneca

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AstraZeneca is reviewing its UK financial PR business amid media speculation on a possible acquisitions run in the US, reports our sister publication, PRWeek UK.

Which Pfizer brands could stay, go in a sell-off

Which Pfizer brands could stay, go in a sell-off

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Pfizer may be headed toward a major restructuring that could include the sale of some of its most enduring brands, an analyst says.

Merck, GlaxoSmithKline earnings reflect product difficulties

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Fourth quarter and full year earnings were posted by Merck and GSK today, and both companies suffered financial losses due to patent expiries, drug safety issues and ongoing litigation.

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