Pharmaceutical Executive-10-15-2008

News Analysis
Pharmaceutical Executive

October 15, 2008

Analysts report that Big Pharma isn't being hit that hard by the credit crunch due to the large amount of cash many companies have in their coffers for mergers and acquisitions. However, smaller firms looking to be sold may have a hard time holding out for higher offers.

News Analysis
Pharmaceutical Executive

October 15, 2008

AZ interviewed physicians to determine why patients fail to take their medicine as prescribed. Unsurprisingly, affordability and patient apathy tied for top excuses. Pharm Exec talked to AZ to find out what the company is doing to boost compliance.

News Analysis
Pharmaceutical Executive

October 15, 2008

Specialty drug firm Norgine splits from the British pharma association due to a growing rift about pricing. A "war of the roses" is escalating between Big Pharma and smaller drug manufacturers; Norgine could be the first casualty.