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5 Things to Know About Baxter’s Move to Cambridge

1. Baxter HQ’s are in Deerfield, IL 2. They are in early stages of dividing the company into biopharma and medical product units 3. They’re looking for 150-200k sq/ft in East Cambridge initially and another 200K sq/ft at a later date 4. Their move should be finalized by mid-2015 5. Baxter has 100 person a plant in Milford, MA by acquiring late…

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Top 6 Reasons Pharma Execs Are Losing Sleep

A new survey of Big Pharma CEO’s shows that the concerns that once kept them up at night have shifted. For instance, top execs are less likely these days to worry about recruiting talent, setting up an effective organizational chart, and getting the most out of their R&D spending. Regulatory compliance? Less scary than before. Same goes for social responsibility.…

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Brand-name manufacturer to be held liable for generic version of company’s drug?

Sometimes it’s just amazing to see the decision a court will make. I had to share this one… By Kent Faulk | kfaulk@al.com The Birmingham News BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Brand name makers of a drug used to treat acid reflux and other digestive problems today asked the Alabama Supreme Court to reconsider its January opinion that people who take generic…

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Double Dip in the Life Sciences?

We’ve noticed an alarming trend that we haven’t seen since early 2009. In the past two weeks, we’ve noticed a high number of pharma/biotech companies having  layoffs. This is just a small example from memory that I’ve seen this week: Reata in Texas – pulled a late phase product Aveo in Mass – scaled back to conserve capital for late…

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One Hospital That Will Not Hire Smokers

Healthy Workplace – Beginning August 15, 2012, “Hospital” will no longer hire individuals who use nicotine products. Applicants who profess to use nicotine will not have their applications processed. Anyone who is offered and accepts a position with BHS will be tested for nicotine during our regular post-offer pre-employment testing. Applicants who test positive for nicotine will be eliminated from…

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