Tag Archives: ‘Pharma

Big Pharma grounds employees: GSK, Bristol, Roche, Sanofi and more limit travel due to coronavirus

Biopharma companies are hunkering down as the COVID-19 epidemic breaks out worldwide. In a FiercePharma survey of biopharma companies late last month, most drugmakers said they were simply limiting travel to hard-hit countries such as China, South Korea and Italy. Now, as more cases pop up across the U.S., Europe and Asia, their tone has shifted. GlaxoSmithKline has “instructed all employees… Read More »

Pelosi lieutenant to payers: Help us defeat Big Pharma

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s senior adviser on healthcare pitched the California representative’s drug plan to a ballroom full of insurance industry players Monday and called on them to support the bill aiming to take on the pharmaceutical industry.  While AHIP already praised the effort as a bold approach, Wendell Primus tried to convince the crowd that… Read More »

Big Pharma is big on pollution

When you think of industries with the worst environmental footprints, the agricultural and automotive industries may come to mind. Yet, the pharmaceutical sector has received little attention in terms of how their manufacturing processes are affecting the Earth. An eye-opening study published in the Journal of Cleaner Production has changed that, however, revealing the carbon… Read More »

‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli sues Retrophin directors from prison in Pennsylvania for more than $30M

Martin Shkreli, former chief executive officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals AG, arrives at federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York, on Monday, July 31, 2017. Peter Foley | Bloomberg | Getty Images Notorious “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli on Friday sued two directors and the ex-general counsel of his former biopharmaceutical company Retrophin, accusing them of… Read More »