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Full speed ahead for Vytorin II at Merck, Schering

The disastrous results of the recent Vytorin study have apparently done nothing to blunt the appetites

It's Crestor vs. Lipitor in AZ trial

If GlaxoSmithKline can challenge Merck to a head-to-head trial (Cervarix versus Gardasil), then AstraZeneca

Lipitor patent gets U.S. thumbs-down

Oh, the tangled web of Lipitor patent claims and counterclaims. Today, Pfizer announced that the U.S.

Schering CEO defends Vytorin decisions

Talk about the hot seat. At a Morgan Stanely pharma conference yesterday, Schering-Plough CEO Fred Hassan (photo) was

ALSO NOTED: Investors sue Sanofi over Acomplia, again; Teva gets UK nod for copycat migraine med;

> Investors have filed a second  class action suit against Sanofi-Aventis, alleging that the company misled them about the

Novartis CEO's statin? Pfizer's Lipitor

What's a pharma CEO with high cholesterol to do? Take his company's statin, of course. But Novartis chief Daniel Vasella (

Pharma layoffs set new record

You can't talk 2007 in the drug industry without mentioning the L word: layoffs. Everyone who's anyone in pharma these

Whistleblower sues Pfizer over Lipitor

There's nothing like a whistleblower lawsuit to get a company riled. A former Pfizer exec has accused the company of using continuing medical education as stealth marketing for its cholesterol drug

Pfizer loses AAA debt rating

Scrub the gilt edge off those bonds. Fitch Ratings ripped the AAA rating off Pfizer's debt, citing the drug maker's "maturing" drug portfolio and its

Sleep study could boost some statins

If simvastatin (Zocor) can cause insomnia and nightmares as a new study shows, then why doesn't pravastatin (Pravachol)? It seems that Zocor and its rivals Lipitor, Mevacor, and Vytorin are fat