PhRMA-funded study questions FTC claims; Abbott India poaches Wockhardt sales staff;

@FiercePharma: Genomics might have rescued Sanofi diet drug. Article  | Follow @FiercePharma

> A PhRMA-funded study takes aim at the Federal Trade Commission's battle against "pay-for-delay" deals, saying a ban wouldn't save the billions the FTC claims it would. Report

> Abbott Laboratories' operations in India recruited about 90 sales and marketing staffers and managers away from local drugmaker Wockhardt, along with the Indian company's nutritional unit chief. Report

> Ralph Whitworth's Relational Investors last quarter raised its stake in Genzyme, the drugmaker that's in talks with Sanofi-Aventis about being acquired. Report

> Sanofi-Aventis has been told by a court in Nanterre, France, that it must restart the procedure under which it aims to cut jobs in the country, daily Les Echos reports. Report

> Medco Health Solutions (MHS) said it has agreed to buy information services firm United BioSource for $730 million in an all-cash transaction. Medco release | Report

> Chongqing Lummy Pharmaceutical and Jiangsu Lianhuan Pharmaceutical led gains among Chinese drugmakers in Shanghai and Shenzhen trading after a news website reported the companies make medicines that can combat a drug-resistant bacteria. Report

Biotech News

 @FierceBiotech: GSK orders Sirtris execs to stop selling resveratrol. Article  | Follow @FierceBiotech

> Vaccine sales up 16 percent in 2009. News

> The virtual model works for biotech, Big Pharma. Report

> Former Solvay CEO moves to Selecta. Item

Biotech IT News

> Data-sharing helps researchers in Alzheimer's fight. News

> Database breaches remain healthcare vulnerability. Report

> Report: India sees rise in trial deaths. Item

> iPhone app helps to ID adverse events. Article

> Lit search used to personalize cancer cures. Story

> Segregating trial data may ease EMR concerns. News

And Finally... Take your cheeseburger, fries and a shake with a side of statins. Report