Professional Marketing briefs

Share this article:
GlaxoSmithKline will slash up to 4,000 sales jobs, mostly in the US and Europe, according to newspaper reports. The cuts come as GSK seeks to shift resources away from established markets, where growth is cooling, to emerging ones.

New York governor David Paterson proposed a ban on most gifts to physicians as part of his state budget. Paterson's plan wouldn't ban lunch ‘n' learns, but would prohibit tchotchkes, flowers, tickets to sports events and other goodies, with fines per violation.

Merck EVP and president, global human health Ken Frazier said Merck completed an overhaul of its commercial organization in January. “Our US sales force is now fully operational and completely focused on meeting customer needs,” said Frazier. Don't get too comfortable, though, Merck reps—the company plans to reduce headcount by 15,000 as it absorbs the Schering-Plough merger.

Share this article:
close

Next Article in Features

Email Newsletters

More in Features

Headliner: Proteus CEO takes an original path

Headliner: Proteus CEO takes an original path

Andrew Thompson, CEO, Proteus Digital Health

Leadership Exchange: How Do We Get Beyond the Pill?

Leadership Exchange: How Do We Get Beyond the ...

As its focus moves from manufacturing to service, pharma needs to partner with healthcare neophytes as well as established players. James Chase asks six experts to assess the risks and ...

FDA and off-label uses: a balancing act

FDA and off-label uses: a balancing act

FDA's current re-examination of its off-label promotion policies in light of the First Amendment is a delicate balancing act between its rock-solid traditional enforcement posture and a diverse new electronic ...