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China Plant Played Role In Drug Tied to 4 Deaths

February 18, 2008
According to the Wall Street Journal, a Chinese facility that hasn''t been inspected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made the active ingredient in much of the widely used
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FDA Faults Drug Plants

February 7, 2008
According to the Associated Press, the first warning sign came when a sharp-eyed worker sorting pills noticed that the odd blue flecks dotting the finished drug capsules matched the paint
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Wyeth May Cut 10 Pct of Jobs

January 28, 2008
According to the Associated Press, Wyeth is telling managers that about 10 percent of its 50,000 employees worldwide may lose their jobs by 2011 under a planned restructuring, three years
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Noven Pharma Gets FDA Warning Letter

January 10, 2008
The Associated Press reported that Noven Pharmaceuticals Inc., which makes skin patches for drug delivery, said recently it received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration related to
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Lawmakers Scrutinize Lipitor TV Ads

January 8, 2008
House Democrats are investigating whether consumers are being misled by advertisements for Lipitor, featuring the world-renowned inventor of an artificial heart.In the ads, which began their heavy rotation in 2006,
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Skin-Focused Pharmaceutical Company Licenses Compounds From Eli Lilly

January 8, 2008
According to the Boston Business Journal, skin-treatment startup Magen BioSciences Inc. has licensed the rights to a number of compounds from drug giant Eli Lilly and Co. Waltham, Mass.-based Magen
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Pfizer faces $8.5 billion suit over Nigeria drug trial

November 8, 2007
A court case brought by Nigeria against Pfizer resumes on Wednesday with the U.S. drug maker saying it answered a call for help to save the lives of African children
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Pfizer CFO, research head stepping down

May 24, 2007
Jeffrey Kindler, the chief executive of the world''s largest drug maker Pfizer Inc., continued to clean house with the announcement late Sunday that the company''s research and development chief and
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British watchdog begins drug supply probe after controversial Pfizer deal

May 24, 2007
Britain''s government competition watchdog began an investigation into the supply of medicines across the country after Pfizer Inc. signed a deal to sell its prescription drugs through a single wholesaler,
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Procter & Gamble to cut jobs in Ireland

May 24, 2007
Procter & Gamble Co. said it is cutting more than half of the work force at its cosmetics plant in Ireland and is shifting some of its operations to Poland
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