Category Archives: Big Pharma

Janssen Gets Sloppy With Esketamine

“Two esketamine PhIII trials were completed three months ago, and nothing has been disclosed from their results. It seems odd that a company like JNJ/Janssen, which has pioneered prosocial alliance-building via JLabs and their Innovation Centers, has now gone against … Continue reading

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Some observations regarding companies that should know better

Welcome to the Jurassic Petting Zoo Dinosaurs once roamed and ruled the earth, but they couldn’t take the heat. Similarly, Pfizer is exiting neuroscience R&D, with the exception of a couple of pain and rare disease programs, since they reside … Continue reading

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Pharma Shrugged

We take issue with the commonly-held view that pushing a drug price as much as the market will bear is a fiduciary and ethical obligation: Draining every possible penny from the health care ecosystem jeopardizes the longterm health of that … Continue reading

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Pfallergan Round II?

<<Trump Executive Order Could Revive Allergan-Pfizer Merger -Emily Stewart   TheStreet.com    April 22,  2017 The Trump administration’s executive order on tax regulations could revive the defunct Allergan-Pfizer merger. The White House on Friday unveiled a new executive order instructing the Treasury … Continue reading

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Assorted Interim Comments

1) Scott Gottlieb as FDA Commissioner: Gottlieb was Deputy Commissioner during the all-too-brief tenure of Mark McClellan, and we have followed his commentaries with interest and generally with agreement over the past decade+. We do believe that he has more … Continue reading

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Jeff Nye

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Jeffrey Nye, MD PhD, VP of Neuroscience Innovation at Johnson & Johnson. Jeff was a highly respected and effective voice for neuroscience within JNJ and the field, and will … Continue reading

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Cosmetic Changes at GSK

Those–including NIR–who have been watching the GSK plan-for-succession as an indicator of GSK’s motivation to reassume a leadership role in pharmaceuticals, which by definition would include neuroscience, were disappointed by the GSK Board’s decision to anoint GSK’s consumer division head, … Continue reading

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