The agency is reorganizing and encouraging specialization.
The generics giant is splitting the business into four separate units with a newly appointed leader running each.
Actavis shrinks its staff by 30%, and Bayer reduces its California footprint.
The company's changes are no longer limited to R&D.
The company's pursuit of a tighter research focus follows a path very much like that of its peers.
The company will "fill the bag" of its sales reps, as part of a reorganization that also includes 8,500 job cuts and a more refined R&D focus.
J&J grad Seth Fischer is replacing Zook as Vivus CEO, just two months after the former AstraZeneca exec's appointment.
Akorn expands, buying Hi-Tech Pharmacal; nursing homes miss their goal to curb antipsychotic-drug use; Bayer cancer drug gets priority review; and Lonza lays off staff
The drug maker is adding Amplimunne's cancer portfolio to subsidiary MedImmune's oncology efforts, one of several recent deals to add heft.
Pfizer said 2017 is the earliest the firm could split up. Meanwhile, sales dropped 7% year-on-year.
Quarterly sales fell 11% compared to the same period last year. The company plans on weathering a continued flow of patent losses with a narrower R&D focus.
Perrigo sweeps Elan off its feet for $8.6 billion, and Valeant is slashing 2,700 jobs.
A JAMA article says prostate cancer patients are getting treatments they don't need; Roche and AstraZeneca will share safety data; WellPoint gives cost sharing a new spin; Bayer seeks to boost its oncology pipeline; Takeda announces organizational changes; and the FDA puts Allergan's Restasis on track for generic competition.
Roger Perlmutter has begun to trim the fat off Merck's lackluster pipeline.
It was a particularly grim Monday for 200 Astellas employees in the US, who were informed that they were being let go and it was their last day with the company.
Brass-plated brands Plavix and Seroquel continue to lose luster on the two drug makers' balance sheets.
Days after announcing a sharp downsizing, the patent expiry-plagued company said it will eliminate an additional 2,300 jobs, raising the tally of cuts to more than 5,000 through 2016.
AstraZeneca is cutting 650 jobs in the US, "primarily in R&D," and consolidating its R&D operations at three "strategic R&D centers" in "bioscience clusters," academic and industrial beehives where the company can tap into concentrations of talent and infrastructure.
AstraZeneca jettisoned its global head of commercial operations and R&D chief, eliminating their roles and curtly suctioning off the company's second-highest layer of management.
Boehringer Ingelheim is getting out of virology and will shut down a Quebec research facility, eliminating 170 positions in the process.
Endo is restructuring, bringing its four operating units under the same corporate roof and rebranding to reflect its diversification out of its origins in pain and urology drugs.
J&J is pushing back hard against a Wall Street Journal article suggesting that a pair of retirements and a promotion are part of a corporate shakeup of its recall-plagued McNeil Consumer Healthcare division.
Ipsen announced plans to reorganize its North American commercial operation by relocating the head office from California to New Jersey and hiring about 100 employees.
Digitas Health and Razorfish Health are undergoing an organizational restructure in which the two Publicis-owned siblings will share two newly appointed co-presidents, launch a single global leadership team and develop a variety of centers of excellence.