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Eliminating fear culture can save operational costs and jobs, says Pfizer

Pfizer reduced costs 40% without cutting jobs at a facility in Sweden using an alternative approach to organisational and cultural behaviour, and hopes to do the same at its newly acquired Austrian plant.

Alternative cultural and organisational behaviour can cut costs without cutting jobs, says Pfizer
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Generic firms still face brand loyalty challenge in Japan say experts

Generic drug use in Japan has started to increase but 'brand loyalty' is still a considerable challenge according to industry experts.

Synthesised Brussels sprouts chemical could be key to cancer combo drug

A small molecule combination therapy has shown promise in defeating breast cancers resistant to the usual treatments. 

Tech transfer will drive pharma investment in Africa, says industry group

Technology transfer is the first step to bringing pharma investments to Africa, says the African Regulatory Network (ARN).

Agilent unveils Q-TOF system for routine analyses

Agilent Technologies has launched a quadrupole-time of flight (Q-TOF) mass spectrometry system for applications including food safety and pharmaceuticals.


Teva bids $40bn for Mylan in proposed generics megamerger

A merger with Mylan would “transform the global generics space” says Teva, which has entered a $40bn bid as an alternative to the recently proposed Mylan-Perrigo deal.

Concerns over data manipulation lands Chinese API maker with US FDA Warning

The US FDA has hit cancer-drug API maker Yunnan Hande Bio-Tech with a warning letter citing concerns over potential manipulation of quality test data.

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