Tag Archives: GlaxoSmithKline PLC

After Trump’s charge of “getting away with murder,” J&J, other Pharmas scramble to tout price restraints; but who’s kidding whom?

Steve’s Take: I thought the pharma business, like any other, was built on the bedrock precept of: charge what the market will bear, until you’re forced to pull back the… Read more »

Novartis repeats possible spinoff for Alcon eyecare unit; the best laid plans gone awry?

The News: Novartis AG (Basel CHE), which spent several years and more than $50 billion acquiring the Alcon eye-care company, signaled it’s ready to give up on most of the… Read more »

Gilead loses record $2.5 billion patent verdict to Merck; so what’s a couple billion when you’ve got plenty more and need to grow–fast?

Gilead Sciences Inc. (Foster City CA) was told by a federal jury to pay $2.54 billion to Merck & Co. (Kenilworth NJ) for using a patented invention as the basis for its… Read more »

Lilly Alzheimer’s drug, like so many others, fails; will true breakthrough happen this century?

Eli Lilly & Co. (Indianapolis RIN) said its experimental Alzheimer’s treatment failed to slow loss of cognitive ability in patients with mild symptoms, a major setback for the company and millions of… Read more »

Novartis slowly, quietly imploding; will Alcon, Amneal moves halt spiral?

Renewed whispers from Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG (Basel) that it could divest its struggling Alcon eyecare business reflect the latest step in dismantling former leader Dan Vasella’s vision of building… Read more »

Glaxo Settles Bribery Charges with SEC for $20 Million; Cozy Relation of Pharma with Docs a Thing of the Past?

GlaxoSmithKline PLC (London) will pay $20 million to settle civil charges that it masked bribes to foreign officials in China by disguising them as legitimate travel, entertainment and marketing expenses,… Read more »

Tenet to Pay $553 Million to Settle Kickback Allegations; Culture of Corruption Dates Back Decades

Tenet Healthcare Corp. (Dallas TX) and two of its Atlanta subsidiaries have agreed to pay more than $513 million to resolve criminal and civil claims accusing the chain of paying… Read more »

GSK Surprises Many, Names Emma Walmsley New CEO; Opinion Divided on Witty Legacy

GlaxoSmithKline PLC (London) appointed Emma Walmsley, the head of its consumer business, to become its next CEO. She is the first woman to run a major pharmaceutical giant, according to Forbes…. Read more »

Google Parent, Sanofi to Invest $500 Million in Diabetes Joint Venture

French drugmaker Sanofi SA (Paris) and Verily, the life sciences unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc. (Mountain View CA) on Monday said they would invest about $500 million in a… Read more »

Glaxo, Google Parent Create $715 Million Bioelectronic Medicines Venture

GlaxoSmithKline PLC (London) and Google parent Alphabet Inc. (Mountain View CA) have teamed up to develop what they call bioelectronic medicines, or treatments that use miniature implanted electronic devices to modify how electrical impulses are… Read more »