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GlaxoSmithKline offloads Polish plant with 700 workers to French CDMO Delpharm

With plans to take its consumer healthcare joint venture with Pfizer public in the next few years, GlaxoSmithKline has been in Marie Kondo mode for some of its expansive global assets. After cutting a Canadian plant with 400 workers earlier this year, GSK is now hiving off an even bigger facility in Poland.  GSK has sold… Read More »

Should front-line medical workers get the coronavirus vaccine first? Not necessarily

Health workers treating patients with the coronavirus may be at the top of the line to get a vaccine once one is approved. But that’s not necessarily the obvious move.  The National Vaccine Advisory Committee met Wednesday for the first of a two-day public meeting on the Covid-19 pandemic, vaccine developments and a distribution plan… Read More »

Nurses, service workers set to strike at University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago

Dive Brief: More than 1,000 nurses at the University of Illinois’ Hospital (UIH) in Chicago are set to strike for a week starting Sept. 12, following a breakdown in negotiations over a new contract. The three-year-contract they were under expired Aug. 24 and was extended until Monday. The Illinois Nurses Association said safe staffing is… Read More »

GlaxoSmithKline could cut up to 60 workers at UK site as it ends production of antibiotic chemical

GlaxoSmithKline has reportedly worked in recent months to shake up its antibiotics business after at least one failed attempt to divest products. Now, dozens of GSK employees could wind up on the cutting room floor as the drugmaker shifts away from producing a key antibiotic component.  The British drugmaker will look to trim positions at… Read More »

New York City emergency medical workers prepare for layoffs

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) lift a patient into an ambulance while wearing protective gear, as the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in New York City, New York, March 24, 2020. Stefan Jeremiah | Reuters The head of New York City’s emergency medical services union said Wednesday the city is preparing to lay off hundreds… Read More »