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Pfizer and AstraZeneca: merger of majors cancelled or just postponed?

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Pfizer is currently the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical company, with 2013 revenues (excluding consumer health) of $47.9 billion. Recently, it made a bid for the UK’s AstraZeneca (2013 revenues of $25.7 billion) equivalent to £50 ($78) per share. This valued the company at more than £63 billion ($98 billion). A lot of money, you might think, but AstraZeneca lost no time in rejecting the offer. The same thing happened back in January this year, when the American company valued AstraZeneca at around £59 billion. Its CEO commented of the latest… Read more

Generics Market – Likely To Continue to produce good growth through to 2016

  The global generics market has produced good growth in recent years and, due to the trend of cheaper generics replacing branded pharmaceutical products when patents end, the market is likely to continue to produce good growth through to 2016. The last few years have seen a number of blockbuster drugs coming to the end of their patents, which has shown the speed with which generics can be introduced and dominate a previously locked up market. This change is happening because the switch to generics from branded drugs is highly… Read more