Business briefs: Amgen and Omnicom Group

Amgen said they will continue to spread out their efforts on two different commercial models: biologics and biosimilars.

Business briefs: Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk promoted a quartet of US execs to SVP and announced sales growth of 18% for 2012.

Soriot's status update for AstraZeneca: It's complicated

Soriot's status update for AstraZeneca: It's complicated


Sizing up his company amid a dismal annual results presentation, AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot told analysts and investors: "We have become a little bit complicated and in many ways out of this, a bit conservative."

Company news: GSK, Salix

GlaxoSmithKline returned marketing rights on epilepsy drug Horizant to XenoPort effective April 30, 2013.

Company news: BMS goes over the patent cliff

Sales of Bristol-Myers Squibb's Plavix plunged 96% in the third quarter over the same period last year, contributing mightily to an overall 30% drop in sales of the company's products for the quarter, to $3.7 billion.

Amgen's Prolia, Enbrel get sales overhauls, DTC

Amgen's Prolia, Enbrel get sales overhauls, DTC

Sales of Amgen's Prolia are set to rise after a "soft" quarter, thanks to a sales force overhaul and an impending return to TV advertising, the company said in a third quarter results call.

Lilly sales dip 11% as diabetes drugs feel payer pressure


Price increases and belt-tightening helped prop up Eli Lilly's third quarter, but loss of formulary positioning on two key products hurt sales.

Abbott, on track for split, posts strong Q2 numbers


Abbott Labs reported strong second quarter sales that, though mitigated by an unfavorable exchange rate, cheered analysts and investors, with muscular growth in Humira sales a high point.

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