Echoing a strategy similar to that posed by Merck, the drug maker told investors that its strategy for hitting revenue targets includes efficiencies. It also depends on a regulatory-friendly pipeline.
The midnight shutdown put 800,000 government employees on leave, including those at the FDA, NIH and CDC.
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.
The Kimberly-Clark-backed cold and flu predictor mixes Big Data, and big branding, with an individualized focus.
The FDA approved GlaxoSmithKline's second quadrivalent flu vaccine, but a CVS study indicates that consumers are big fans of the vaccination, as long as they aren't the ones rolling up their sleeves.
GSK seeks a new ovarian cancer indication for Votrient; a bill that would extend exclusivity for some combination drugs is introduced in Congress; Otsuka's tolvaptan gets a thumbs-down from an FDA advisory committee; NICE rejects Roche's Perjeta; India tosses Herceptin patents; and China revokes Gilead's patent on Viread
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.
The CDC says HPV vaccination rates are not improving. The latest data comes just as a recent report shows the vaccine cannot only help fend off cervical cancer, but throat cancers as well.
FDA grants Teva three years exclusivity to sell Plan B OTC for all ages; FDA gives Humira a thumbs-down for spondyloarthritis; a UK vaccine committee rejects Novartis' meningitis B shot; and Wockhardt gets a warning letter from FDA for its manufacturing practices at an Indian plant.
GlaxoSmithKline second-quarter sales rose 2% over the same period last year. CEO Andrew Witty says it is too early to tally the impact of China's corruption allegations.
China alleges GSK foul play; a report links Incyte's Jakafi with PML; Pfizer gets a double-dose of good Prevnar news; Europe puts almost $29B toward research.
GlaxoSmithKline says it is scaling back on acquisitions; Sanofi's CEO picks a regulatory fight; Maine wants to allow Ex-US meds; and New York State seeks to empower pharmacists.
Analysts say Novo Nordisk's Victoza should brace for Eli Lilly competition; Lilly halts an Alzheimer's study; and Japan reverses its HPV vaccination stance.
Amgen and Astellas team up to take on Japan; GSK acquires Swiss vaccine developer's innovative platform; Ireland makes generic switches easier; Novo backs wet AMD therapy; Nike ditches Livestrong
Welcome to the ambivalent world of healthcare, where confusion reigns as shifts in science and guidelines seemingly raise more questions than they answer.
Nearly a quarter of respondents to an MDLinx poll of 2,400 doctors said this flu season is the worst they've seen, and pharmacies are being deluged with a late-season run on vaccines.
The FDA approved a flu vaccine that can be produced quickly, and lacks many elements that make patients skittish.
Galderma expands its surface area, UCB celebrates RA victories online and GSK pilots a vaccine communications program in Mozambique.
Pfizer is diving into the (stem cell) banking business, CVS turns app into vaccine scheduler, Challenger crunches layoff numbers.
The drugmaker is focusing on two different parts of motherhood—pre and post—in dual fall campaigns that seek to emphasize preventive health across ages.
Sanofi Pasteur has launched its first consumer advertising for Fluzone Intradermal, featuring a prickly pitch-critter meant to stress the flu vaccine's extra-thin needle.
NCIS LA actor Chris O'Donnell joins Sanofi's promotion to get 18-to-65-year-olds to get the annual flu vaccine.
Just last month the CDC counted more than 23,000 cases nationwide, more than a threefold increase of the potentially deadly infection since the 1980s.
Drugs.com rounds up second quarter sales losses, change is coming to Britain's drug review process, a US task force may recommend regular HIV testing, and varicella loses its place in childhood.
The DIA and the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association formalized a multi-year partnership, and GSK began shipping vaccine for the 2012-2013 flu season
Takeda is getting into vaccines with the launch of a dedicated global division that will make use of Nycomed A/S's business infrastructure in Europe and emerging markets.
Sanofi Pasteur launched an education campaign aimed at blunting increasing skepticism of childhood vaccinations.
A little over half of US girls ages 13 to 17 have not gotten even one dose of the HPV vaccine, and among the main reasons are poor awareness and the failure of doctors to recommend vaccination, a study shows.
Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi-Aventis, tapped Denver Nuggets all-star Chauncey Billups as its 2011 spokesperson for Vaccines for Teens, an ongoing educational and awareness campaign. Other players will join the effort in local markets this year, in concert with the NBA, WNBA and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM).