Tag Archives: Pharma

Is Your Body the Legal Property of Big Pharma?

In the video above, Glenn Beck interviews investigative journalist Whitney Webb about her book, “One Nation Under Blackmail: The Sordid Union Between Intelligence and Crime That Gave Rise to Jeffrey Epstein,” Parts 1 and 2. These books provide the necessary framework to understand not just Jeffrey Epstein’s geopolitical role and function, but also, more broadly,… Read More »

Fierce Pharma Asia—Takeda’s cell, gene therapy deals; BMS-BeiGene Abraxane brawl

Takeda is investing more in cell and gene therapy through new deals with Poseida Therapeutics and Immusoft targeting liver and neurometabolic disorders, respectively. BeiGene’s Abraxane China licensing deal with Bristol Myers Squibb’s Celgene is falling apart amid manufacturing problems and a legal battle. And more. 1. Billions club: Takeda taps Poseida for 2nd $ 1B-plus gene… Read More »

Pharma erupts as Biden administration backs waiver of vaccine patent rights

The Biden administration’s call to waive patent rights for coronavirus vaccines sparked vociferous opposition from drugmakers and pharma industry groups, which quickly claimed the move will discourage future drug research and do little to increase supply.  Activists, who have pressured the administration for months on the issue, argue a waiver is needed to begin removing… Read More »

How might pharma buddy up with Alexa? Bayer Consumer’s first interactive voice ad is food for thought

Alexa, show me the future of drug advertising? Bayer Consumer Health’s first-ever Alexa interactive ad allows consumers to buy an OTC product by talking to the Amazon device—and may foreshadow broader trends in the industry.  The U.K. ad for Bayer’s Berocca Boost, a vitamin and caffeine tablet, is running as a trial during programming streamed by Global,… Read More »

Kodak execs didn’t illegally trade stock while touting big move into pharma: report

Eastman Kodak’s pharma ambitions took a hit when insider trading accusations put $ 765 million in U.S. funding on the skids. But a special committee hired by Kodak’s board has now cleared its top brass of wrongdoing—a decision that could clear its path into drug manufacturing. The board-appointed committee cleared (PDF) Kodak’s executives and shareholders… Read More »