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Pharma megamergers — against the spirit of the times?

Here’s more on the Novartis-GSK-Lilly three way deal announced Tuesday.  As WSJ journalist Helen Thomas writes, the megamerger chill of dread felt when rumors of Pfizer’s stalking of AZ came to light last weekend may well be exorcized by this … Continue reading

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Pharma deal frenzy points to fundamental change in strategy

Pharmaceutical giants Novartis and GSK announced a large swap in business units on Tuesday, resulting in both companies becoming significantly more specialized — reversing their decades-long traditional strategies of greater diversification across product lines. The Wall Street Journal has more than … Continue reading

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