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Pfizer Is Abandoning Controversial Plan

Reuters | Posted 07.26.2014 | Business

* U.S. drugmaker abandons takeover attempt after rejection * Move had been widely anticipated given May 26 deadline * Pf...

Democrats Take Aim At Corporate Tax Dodges

Reuters | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics

By Kevin Drawbaugh and Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) - Taking aim against corporate tax avoidance, 14 Senate Democr...

AstraZeneca Rejects Pfizer's Sweetened Takeover Bid

AP | GREGORY KATZ and LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 07.18.2014 | Business

LONDON (AP) — The board of AstraZeneca on Monday rejected the improved $119 billion takeover offer from U.S. drugmaker Pfizer, a decision that cause...

Shocker: Pretty Much No One Thinks Pfizer Takeover Is A Good Idea

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business

* Pfizer may delay any new bid until after meeting UK lawmakers * State governors worried about losing American jobs * ...

Pfizer: The Madness of Mergers and Acquisitions Hurts Us All

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

In pursuing Astra Zeneca for the tax benefits the U.K. company offers, Pfizer acknowledges its failure to innovate. The only strategy it has for makin...

The Enduring Legacy and Many Meanings of the 'Family CMO'

Nancy Brown | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

In many organizations related to health care, the leading voice holds the position of Chief Medical Officer. And in families everywhere, this lofty role carries another label: Mom.

The U.S. Is A Huge Loser In Big Pharma Deal

Reuters | Kevin Drawbaugh | Posted 04.29.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - A wave of tax-driven overseas deal-making by U.S. companies gained momentum with drugmaker Pfizer Inc's announcement on Monday that it ha...

Pfizer Really Wants To Take Over AstraZeneca

Reuters | Ben Hirschler | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business

* Pfizer sought further talks April 26 after Jan rebuff * AstraZeneca declined to engage on earlier two occasions * Late...

Coral Reefs: Going, Going... Gone

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Clearly, it's time we took the latest UN Climate warning seriously. Coral reefs are the most valuable marine ecosystems on Earth and climate disruption is killing them, quickly.

U.S. Corporations Have Over $2 Trillion Stashed Overseas

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business

* U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Wyden calls for reform * Total of profits stashed abroad up 93 percent 2008-2013 ...

Viagra May Increase Risk For Deadly Skin Cancer, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living

Viagra, the trusted cure for erectile dysfunction, may be linked to an increased risk for one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer, according to the ...

Emerging Markets, Consumer Insight and Business Strategy

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Emerging market consumers exist in environments in which institutions designed to protect the economic and political interests of individuals are relatively immature.

Study Discovers New Way To Prevent Pneumonia In The Elderly

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2014 | Fifty

(Adds details on standard Pneumovax vaccine, updates share price, final two paragraphs) By Ransdell Pierson and Caroline Humer ...

Corporations, Once Happy Buyers of Art, Are Now Happy If They Can Get Rid of It

Daniel Grant | Posted 04.18.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

A much happier subject than this is the joy of collecting art. The newspapers are full of record sale prices for artworks at auction, and art fairs pr...

Beating HIV: We Have the Tools, and Must Stay the Course

Philippe Douste-Blazy | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Philippe Douste-Blazy

My vision is for a World AIDS Day in the near future where we can say with pride that we have achieved universal access to treatment. This goal is within reach, but only by supporting important initiatives to make medicines available, appropriate, and affordable will we fully be able to grasp it.

New Pfizer Drug Approved For Menopause Symptoms

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Oct 3 (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators have approved Pfizer Inc's menopause drug Duavee, which is designed to reduce hot flashes w...

Pfizer Sells Millions Of Key Vaccine Cheaply To Poor Countries

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact

TRENTON, N.J. -- Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has agreed to provide hundreds of millions of doses of its lucrative vaccine against pneumonia and meningitis a...

Zach Carter

Obama Goes After A Different Drug Industry | Zach Carter | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration and members of Congress are pressing India to curb its generic medication industry. The move comes at the behes...

Questions About Pfizer's Taxes

Martin Sullivan | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Martin Sullivan

In 2012 Pfizer reported its worldwide effective tax rate was 21.2 percent. That is considerably lower than the U.S. statutory rate of 35 percent, but it is far above the single digit rate you might expect if Pfizer shifted most of its profits into tax havens.

Opening Doors: The Business Benefits of Women-owned Certification

Karin Kamp | Posted 06.18.2013 | Small Business
Karin Kamp

When Brenda Duinkerken met with a Boston-based food broker to help increase sales of her gluten-free products such as cake, cookie and pizza dough mix...

Communist Comedy of Manners in Upper East Side Art Salon

Jim Luce | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

I have several token conservative friends and acquaintances just to prove to myself that I am indeed liberal. One of them is a former New York Post w...

5 Leadership Failure Awards for 2013

David Peck | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
David Peck

From Lance Armstrong to the IRS, 2013 is already so rich with lessons to be learned from leadership failures, we decided to put together a few mid-year awards. We get at least as many helpful ideas about good leadership from failures as we do from successes, so these five should be particularly instructive.

Pfizer Executive Charged With Allegedly Producing Child Pornography

AP | Posted 05.10.2013 | Business

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Federal authorities in Puerto Rico have arrested an executive at Pfizer Pharmaceutical for allegedly producing child pornogra...

Pfizer To Sell Viagra Online

AP | By LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 07.05.2013 | Business

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Men who are bashful about needing help in the bedroom no longer have to go to the drugstore to buy that little blue pill. ...

WATCH: The United States of Inequality

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Inequality in America is now at the greatest level in modern history and shows no signs of abating. Corporate profits are at record highs. But have those companies invested that in new jobs? No. Did they at least give their workers a bump in pay? Hardly.