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Astrazeneca News

Big AZ takeover and other pharmaceutical news

As we do on a regular basis, Digital Journal has reviewed the latest developments within the pharmaceutical sector. Here AstraZeneca completes takeover of Takeda's respiratory business and Ferring Pharmaceuticals have a new nocturia treatment.

FDA approves AstraZeneca's Tagrisso as lung cancer treatment

On Friday, AstraZeneca's new lung cancer drug, Tagrisso, was granted accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The once-daily medication is a treatment for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

AstraZeneca’s study of new heart drug is completed

With the conclusion of their major clinical study, AstraZeneca’s new blood-thinning drug, Brilinta is effective in lowering the risk of death or heart attack in patients with a history of previous attacks.

AstraZeneca swings into loss on slumping drug sales

London - AstraZeneca fell into a loss in the last quarter of 2013 on a huge impairment charge caused by weak sales of its diabetes drug Bydureon, the Anglo-Swedish firm said Thursday.

GSK bribing medics with cash and 'sexual favors' (update)

'Big Pharma' company GSK is accused of bribing to government officials, doctors, hospitals and industry associations using travel agencies as conduits for the cash in China. China also states that sexual favors were offered as bribes.

AstraZeneca announces massive job cuts

The pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has announced two rounds of significant job cuts in an attempt to boots its profitability.

AstraZeneca to cut 7,300 jobs worldwide

London - The international pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca PLC has announced that it will cut 7,300 jobs based on its prediction of a tough year head and in the context of the global economic outlook.

AstraZeneca Job Cuts Continue While Profits Soar

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca will cut its workforce by 16 percent by 2014, even as it continues to show strong growth in its profits. The company reported $31.6 billion in profits last year, an increase of 6.9 percent over last year.
 

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