Procter & Gamble said its $4.2 billion acquisition of German firm Merck's consumer health division was about allowing it to respond to the changing demands of an aging world.
You've seen what the biggies can do. What about the smaller end of the spectrum? MM&M's second buyer's guide to pharma, healthcare, and life sciences consulting services focuses on the dos and don'ts of hiring boutique firms.
The healthcare marketing group made another major acquisition in the country last month.
The business unit will be rebranded as EMC K.K.
Mesmerize provides static ad materials at the point-of-care, including physician offices and pharmacies.
Roche to acquire Flatiron Health for $1.9B; FDA considers allowing pre-symptom Alzheimer's drug tests; Marijuana producer branches into pharma.
LiquidHub formed a health- and life-sciences-focused offering last June after acquiring Eveo.
Snow Companies, which emphasizes patient storytelling, was founded by Brenda Snow in 2001.
Sanofi to buy Bioverativ for $11.6 billion; Celgene to acquire Juno for $9 billion; Teva to lay off more than 200 in Philadelphia
Celgene reportedly in talks to buy Juno; Novartis' Kymriah receives fast-track reviews in U.S. and Europe; BI's Gilotrif gets expanded approval in lung cancer
Pharma looks to Spark for pricing blueprint; Ipsen hires Amgen exec as CEO of North America; FDA could improve social-media approach, study finds
The founder of Stagwell has claimed digital marketing agencies are undervalued because investors still fail to appreciate how much digital communications and e-commerce are going to transform the economy.
Maker of Botox biosimilar Evolus files IPO; pharma execs expect major acquisitions in 2018; J&J and Bayer win Xarelto reversal verdict
Shire considers splitting into two units; New Jersey finalizes physician-pharma gift limit; more biotech M&As expected in 2018
Celgene to buy Impact Biomedicines for up to $7 billion; Pfizer plans to cut 300 positions in neuroscience; Perrigo hires new CEO
Do the healthcare and pharma arms of Accenture, Deloitte, PwC, and other consultancies pose an existential threat to traditional healthcare agencies?
Takeda announces deals worth more than $1 billion; biotech and pharma investments reached $10.5 billion in 2017; prescriptions for nerve pain on the rise
Allergan to cut 1,000 jobs; McKesson acquires RxCrossroads from CVS Health; Pfizer and Sangamo enter collaboration to develop ALS gene therapy
Mallinckrodt to buy Sucampo for $1.2 billion; Amazon pushes digital advertising in 2018; WHO classifies gaming disorder as mental health condition
Roche to buy Ignyta for $1.7 billion; FDA OKs Valeant eye drop for OTC sale; Kmart settles prescription drug fraud allegations
Pharma industry spent $57 million on lobbying in 2016; Humana, private equity firms to buy Kindred for $4 billion; price of old glaucoma drug skyrockets
FDA approves first topical skin growth treatment; Teva to cut 14,000 jobs; Novartis Oncology CEO resigns
This time around the M&A moves will be much bigger in scope, promising to reconfigure the complex and fragile healthcare payer/provider/patient ecosystem.
UnitedHealth Group to buy DaVita primary care unit for $4.9 billion; Roche drug combo doubles lung-cancer survival in trial; study: FDA programs expedite drug approval
CVS to buy Aetna for $69 billion; J&J buys commercial rights for biotech's experimental hypertension drug; Republicans repeal Obamacare's individual mandate
GSK hires Google biotech exec to lead R&D; Merck gets FDA-approval for CMV therapy; ex-Lilly exec reportedly top HHS secretary pick
The company also this year has purchased Vynamic and Cambridge BioMarketing.
The coming digital revolution will change a lot of things, but I guarantee this: It won't replace the importance of the patient-physician relationship.
FDA launches digital health pre-certification pilot; J&J's experimental RA drug raises safety concerns; AstraZeneca gets breakthrough status for Imfinzi
Novartis raises Alcon forecast; UDG acquires Cambridge BioMarketing; Spark Therapeutics receives priority review for Luxturna gene therapy