IMS Health catches layoff bug

Call it the ripple effect. Making a living off pharmaceutical companies suddenly isn't so lucrative: IMS Health, the market research company responsible for so much of the hard data on drug sales, is laying off about 10 percent of its work force.

The company sells detailed market data and medical data to drug makers. That info is mostly used by sales departments--which of course have been shrinking like the Arctic ice lately. Guess it goes to show that layoffs can be contagious.

- here's the article from The Wall Street Journal