Pharmaceutical Executive-10-22-2008

News Analysis
Pharmaceutical Executive

October 29, 2008

Industry is cinching its belt, but news that Merck will shed 12 percent of its workforce - many senior and middle management positions - was a bombshell announcement.

News Analysis
Pharmaceutical Executive

October 22, 2008

New legislation gives US-based Web hosting companies the go-ahead to remove shady online pharmacies without a warrant. The new rule makes it harder to market counterfeit drugs, and for consumers to purchase medication without a prescription.

News Analysis
Pharmaceutical Executive

October 22, 2008

Novartis is the latest pharma company to move away from the traditional sales model of blanketing sales reps for one drug across the nation. The company is restructuring its force (and cutting jobs) to focus on a regional sales model.