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Study: New Heart Failure Drug Shows Big Promise

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living

A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade — a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lo...

Why We Should Care About Changes In The Pharmaceutical Industry

Michael Hodin | Posted 07.13.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The pharmaceutical sector is still struggling to find an operating model that will work in the 21st century. The shocking news of GlaxoSmithKline's sale of its cancer-drug business to Novartis -- and the many recent huge deals like it -- are the most recent evidence.

Novartis Signs Multi-Billion Dollar Deals With GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG launched a major overhaul of its business Tuesday, unveiling a series of multibillion-dollar dea...

Foreign Vaccine Used At 2nd US Campus

AP | Posted 02.24.2014 | College

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss drug maker Novartis says a second U.S. university is using its new vaccine against meningitis B. Novartis said Monday that the ...

Pharmaceutical Giant Sued By U.S.

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2013 | Business

* Civil fraud lawsuit alleges improper payments * U.S. says Novartis sought to boost sales of Myfortic * Novartis had no...

Indian Drug Ruling Strikes a Blow for Free Enterprise

Dean Baker | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business
Dean Baker

The costs of protectionism can be large, as economists frequently point out when discussing 20 percent tariffs in steel. For some reason they become strangely silent when it comes to patent protection that raise the price of drugs by 1,000 percent.

Strong Medicine: Why India's Rejection of Drug Monopoly is a Lesson for America

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

India is actually at the forefront of providing affordable medicine to its citizens, which is a vast improvement over the healthcare system in the US.

Novartis Loses Cancer Drug Patent Battle

AP | By NIRMALA GEORGE | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court on Monday rejected drug maker Novartis AG's attempt to patent an updated version of a cancer drug in a landma...

Beyond the Pale: 'Too Big to Jail'

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Banks, after all, are nothing but corporations. Corporations are legal constructs that citizens have the right to rebuild to properly serve society. European countries began doing that last week.

FDA Approves First-Of-A-Kind Seasonal Flu Vaccine

AP | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved the first seasonal flu vaccine made using animal cell technology, rather than...

Children With ADHD Say Stimulant Drugs Help

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2012 | Parents

* Up to one in 10 children in UK and U.S. have ADHD * Study is first to ask kids about disorder and treatment * Medicate...

FDA Approves Novartis Drug Afinitor For Breast Cancer

Reuters | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living

July 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it has approved Novartis AG's drug Afinitor to treat women with a certain t...

Revenge Of The Geeks

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.10.2012 | Business

If some workers get their way we may witness the real life version of Revenge of the Nerds -- or in this case, geeks. Geek Squad workers have file...

Howard Stern Wanted How Much In Stock Awards?

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business

In the words of his America’s Got Talent co-judge Howie Mandel, radio personality Howard Stern’s lawsuit against SiriusXM is a decisive “no deal...

Pharmaceutical Giant Plans Mass Layoffs Despite Increasing Profits

AP | By FRANK JORDANS | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

GENEVA -- Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG said Tuesday it will cut 2,000 jobs as drug prices come under pressure from governments seeking to re...

Decisions without Tradeoffs

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

A decade ago, I learned an invaluable lesson that serves me to this day: we have to make tough decisions, but we don't have to make tradeoffs. I work...

Are Your HR Leaders Building a Spirit of Business Partnership?

Jon Younger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jon Younger

David Gergen, an advisor to several U.S. presidents, offers some helpful advice on the question-How can I help my HR consultants to gain the self-confidence to act as true business partners?

Novartis, Heal Thyself - and Treat Executive Women with Respect

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Poor Novartis. The Cavemen of Basel have just lost a major battle in the United States against those pesky women feminists. On top of the $3.3 millio...

Swine Flu Vaccine Delivery Falls Short; Less Than Half Of Expected Doses Have Been Delivered

Wall Street Journal | BETSY MCKAY and JENNIFER CORBETT DOOREN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Less than half of the swine-flu vaccine expected to be shipped to doctors, hospitals and clinics in the U.S. this month has been shipped so far. The d...

Don't Underestimate the Impact of H1N1

Hilary Kramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hilary Kramer

What impact will H1N1 have on the nation's economy? There are some industries that have benefited and will continue to benefit from H1N1.

Health Care Bill's Winners And Losers: Drug Makers To Benefit, Insurers Brace For Hit

Wall Street Journal | JANET ADAMY and GREG HITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The drug industry stands to gain in a health-care overhaul by getting tens of millions of newly insured customers, while insurance companies -- especi...

Novartis Is Celebrating. Should We?

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

On November 24, 2009, Novartis officially opened its first, large-scale vaccine manufacturing facility in the U.S. Located in Holly Springs, North Carolina.

Novartis CEO Speaks Out About Animal Rights Activists Burning Down His House, Stealing Remains Of His Mother (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Tuesday morning, Novartis CEO Dr. Daniel Vasella spoke to CNBC about the arson attack on his vacation home in Austria. The Wall Street Journal reports...

Novartis: CEO's Mother's Ashes Stolen By Animal Rights Militants

AP | THOMAS BRUNNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERN, Switzerland — Drug maker Novartis AG said Tuesday that animal rights activists have stolen the ashes of its CEO's mother and set fire to h...

Novel Approaches to IP Collaborations: Advancing Cures for Neglected Diseases

Richard Chin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Chin

There must be multiple approaches to leveraging intellectual property to advance the development of life-saving drugs to combat neglected diseases.