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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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Report delivers ROI analysis on key lifecycle management strategies used in pharmaceutical industry

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Strategies to extend the commercial life of mature brands are critical to today''s pharmaceutical industry. Used correctly, lifecycle management strategies can add as many as
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Johnson & Johnson names new CEO

TRENTON, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson has named Alex Gorsky as CEO, effective April 26, according to a press release. Gorsky will succeed Bill Weldon, who has served as
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J&J recalls 574,000 bottles of infant Tylenol

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. — Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit is voluntarily recalling approximately 574,000 bottles of infant Tylenol due to complaints about the SimpleMeasure™ dosing system, according
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Pfizer advocates experimental Alzheimer’s drug

NEW YORK — Speaking at an investor conference in New York on Tuesday, Pfizer Inc. research chief Mikael Dolsten said the company’s experimental treatment for Alzheimer''s disease is the
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Smith & Nephew pays $22 million to settle bribery claims, cuts 800 jobs

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Medical device manufacturer Smith & Nephew announced Monday that it will pay $22 million to settle claims that it won business in Greece by bribing doctors,
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GlaxoSmithKline to settle 20,000 more lawsuits over diabetes drug

BRENTFORD, UK — The UK’s biggest drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline Plc has agreed to settle 20,000 more lawsuits alleging its diabetes medication Avandia caused heart attacks, Bloomberg reported. The company has
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Pfizer recalls 1 million birth control pills

NEW YORK — Pfizer is recalling about 1 million birth control pills due to a packaging error that could increase the likelihood of pregnancy, according to a press release.
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