Forbes: Pfizer‘s history of buying pipeline lemons. This does only tell one side of the story, however – Pfizer has also acquired some pretty major hits.
Speaking of flops, a couple of major experimental drugs aren’t looking so hot these days.
FDA taking another look at some bone drugs, in relation to hip fractures – There have long been safety questions — and lawsuits — over whether bone-building drugs like Merck’s Fosamax can actually increase the chance of femur fractures. Today, the FDA said it was going to take another look at the safety issues…more
Did J&J plan to break the rules with Risperdal? Business Week reports. Plus, Shire gets a “fourfecta” warning letter from the FDA on one marketing promotion.
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