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Idaho settles GlaxoSmithKline case for $2.6 million

BOISE, Idaho — Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay the state of Idaho $2.6 million to settle allegations that the company sold products at false or inflated prices, CNBC
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J&J fined $1.1 billion in antipsychotic drug case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas judge ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $1.1 billion in fines after a jury found the company’s officials misled doctors and
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Pfizer cuts employee severance package to reduce costs

NEW YORK — Pfizer Inc. is cutting its employee severance package after May 14 in an effort to reduce costs, Bloomberg reported. The pharmaceutical giant, which has fired 26,000
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U.S. pharmaceutical outsourcing shows post-recession gains

The upturn in the fortunes of pharmaceutical companies after the recession is mirrored by the U.S. contract manufacturing outsourcing (CMO) market, which is expected to grow at a compound
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Blocked piping may have caused explosion at pharmaceutical plant

EDINBURGH, UK — Blocked piping may have caused a chemical alert at a pharmaceutical company in Edinburgh, BBC News reported. Emergency crews were called to reports of a small
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GlaxoSmithKline to build new facilities in UK

TEL AVIV, Israel — GlaxoSmithKline PLC announced Thursday that it would invest more than $794 million to build its first U.K. plant in 40 years and to add to
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Pfizer to pay $3.3 million to settle antibiotic marketing case

SALEM, Ore. — Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay the state of Oregon more than $3.3 million to settle claims that the company used misleading statements and studies to
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Feds demand $1.8 billion from J&J to resolve Risperdal civil claims

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government has demanded that Johnson & Johnson raise its offer by $800 million from an initial proposal to settle a federal civil investigation into marketing
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Pfizer sues Johnson & Johnson for patent infringement

NEW YORK — Pfizer Inc. is seeking unspecified damages in a patent infringement lawsuit against a unit of Johnson & Johnson over pain-relieving heat-patch technology, Bloomberg reported. Fort Washington,
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Eight arrested at Pfizer plant

GROTON, Conn. — Eight protesters were arrested Wednesday outside the main gate of Pfizer Inc. in Groton, Conn., when they allegedly crossed police lines and refused to leave the
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