Novartis gender discrimination trial wrapping up; Pharma ups online marketing;

  @FiercePharma: Pfizer to sell NY building, cut up to 1,400 jobs. Report | Follow @FiercePharma

> The system for determining pay and promotions at Novartis' U.S. unit is "broken beyond repair" and allows a pattern and practice of discrimination against its female employees, a lawyer for the women suing the company said in closing arguments Tuesday. Report

> Pharma brands quickened their shift toward online consumer media last year but continued to invest more in web-based professional outreach, new data show. Report

> Genzyme said it is looking into stockowner allegations that some company officials sold Genzyme shares based on information that wasn't available to all investors. Report

> Germany's Stada Arzneimittel posted slightly lower quarterly earnings than analysts had expected as it continued to scramble for generic-drug bulk contracts in its home market. Report

> Cadila Healthcare said it has received approval from the Drugs Controller General of India to market its H1N1 vaccine in the country. Report

> Biotech company Gilead Sciences, whose share price has stagnated this year following drug development setbacks, said it plans to buy back up to $5 billion of its shares through May 2013. Report

Biotech News

 @FierceBiotech:Mayo team discovers new diabetes drug class. Article | Follow @FierceBiotech

 @JohnCFierce: Merck is making a case today for its post-merger approval prospects. 5 new apps this year, 20 drugs in late stage.  Report | Follow @JohnCFierce

> Mesoblast to acquire Angioblast and speed up stem cell work. Story

> Troubled Genzyme launches probe into insider trading claims. News

> Is the market for biotech start-ups coming back to life? Report

> Optimer names Pedro Lichtinger president, CEO. Article

Drug Delivery News

> Inhalable measles vax holds promise for other diseases. Article

> Pain tablet has sustained-release pharmacokinetic profile. Report

> FDA approves Duplex system for Cefepime delivery. News

> Soligenix gets oral, topical GI steroids patent. Article

> Quest doses first prostate cancer patient with photodynamic therapy. Report

Medical Device News

> Report: Covidien looks to expand. Article

> FDA: St. Jude illegally promoted ablation device. Story

> CardioMEMS raises $37.9M in financing. Report

> Medtronic, St. Jude unveil wireless monitoring devices. News

> Teleflex recalls humidifier. Report

And Finally... Serial whistleblowers split a $45 million award after AstraZeneca settled Seroquel marketing claims. Report

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