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Lilly, Pfizer and Merck slash doctor payments, but J&J and Forest shell out more

Drugmakers aren't spending as much on speaking fees these days. Some companies--namely Pfizer and Eli Lilly--have slashed physician payments by more than half.

The top 10 pharma companies by 2013 revenue

The earnings reports for the biggest of Big Pharma are all in. Bayer reported last week, making it possible to see how they stacked up as they came into the new year. There are no big surprises....

Novartis' pitch to join trial data sharing bandwagon gets frosty reception

Johnson & Johnson was cautiously lauded for its clinical trial data-sharing initiative, but Roche's project was pilloried. Now Novartis has joined its Swiss peer in rolling out an underwhelming transparency program.

J&J's high-stakes argument against $1.2B Risperdal fine begins in Arkansas' top court

It's Johnson & Johnson's last stand in Arkansas. The drugmaker has its chance Thursday to persuade the Arkansas Supreme Court to toss out the $1.2 billion judgment awarded in a court fight over Risperdal marketing.

J&J's Cordis won a CE mark for its renal denervation device

Johnson & Johnson is moving ahead with its renal denervation program in the wake of Medtronic's major setback, winning CE marking for its Renlane renal denervation system, which doctors in Europe are already using to treat drug-resistant hypertension.

J&J gets good news in vaginal mesh suit

Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon division won big in an ongoing suit regarding its vaginal mesh implants: After one week of testimony, a federal district judge in Charleston, WV, ruled that the company's pelvic mesh product did not cause injury.

Decision Diagnostics raised $12.7M for J&J glucose test strip patent countersuits

At issue: Decision's Shasta GenStrip, a disposable glucose test strip that is designed to work with J&J's LifeScan Ultra glucose testing meters.

No FDA love for Xarelto in ACS patients

Looks like the FDA has taken an advisory committee's Xarelto concerns to heart. Following up on an overwhelming "no" vote from last month, the agency Friday issued Johnson & Johnson's Janssen unit complete response letters regarding use of the anticoagulant in ACS patients.

J&J, Pharmacyclics get CLL approval for Imbruvica

Johnson & Johnson and Pharmacyclics' new drug Imbruvica won the expanded approval it needed to go beyond a rare disease treatment and reach the blockbuster status it was conceived for. The FDA Wednesday gave Imbruvica accelerated approval for treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia in patients who have received at least one previous therapy.

The most influential people in biopharma today

Any industry that's undergoing as much change as biopharma is always looking for leadership. Old marketing practices are being blown apart, R&D is being subjected to emergency surgery, drug...