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August 17, 2012

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Court Reaffirms Right of Myriad Genetics to Patent Genes
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/17/business/court-reaffirms-right-of-myriad-genetics-to-patent-genes.html?ref=health

Myriad wins appeals court ruling
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-17/myriad-nestle-kodak-kim-dotcom-intellectual-property.html

Pfizer Seen Circling Agila With U.S. Drug Shortages
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-17/pfizer-seen-circling-agila-with-u-s-drug-shortages.html

Healthcare Review: Idenix Pharmaceuticals & Pfizer Inc Fall, Blyth & Pluristem Jump
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/16/idUS179429+16-Aug-2012+HUG20120816

GSK runs to PhIII with upbeat data on drug for severe asthma
http://www.fiercebiotech.com/story/gsk-runs-ph3-upbeat-data-drug-severe-asthma/2012-08-17

UPDATED: Genentech whistleblower suit claims execs dangerously rushed Pi3K study
http://www.fiercebiotech.com/story/genentech-whistle-blower-suit-claims-execs-dangerously-rushed-drug-study/2012-08-14

Lilly takes the lead in DTC ad spending, surpassing Pfizer
http://www.fiercepharma.com/story/lilly-takes-lead-dtc-ad-spending-surpassing-pfizer/2012-08-16

St. Jude Is Told to Study a Defect in Heart Devices
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/17/business/fda-asks-st-jude-for-more-studies-on-flawed-heart-device.html?_r=1&ref=business

Abbott's CEO paycheck bigger than its tax bill, study says
http://www.fiercepharma.com/story/abbott-ceos-paycheck-bigger-its-tax-bill-study-says/2012-08-16

Beijing attorney wants Pfizer probed for bribery; FDA plans Aurobindo inspections;
http://www.fiercepharma.com/story/beijing-attorney-wants-pfizer-probed-bribery-fda-plans-aurobindo-inspection/2012-08-16

Idenix Shares Plunge on Hepatitis C Treatment Heart Fears
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-16/idenix-shares-plunge-on-hepatitis-c-treatment-heart-fears-1-.html

Quintiles cozies up to Eli Lilly with new Indy office
http://www.fiercebiotech.com/story/quintiles-cozies-eli-lilly-new-indy-office/2012-08-16

Per capita income-linked reference pricing planned for India
http://www.pharmatimes.com/Article/12-08-17/Per_capita_income-linked_reference_pricing_planned_for_India.aspx

U.K. docs don't see sales reps, and don't use pharma's websites, either
http://www.fiercepharma.com/story/uk-docs-dont-see-sales-reps-and-dont-use-pharmas-websites-either/2012-08-16

Biotech pioneer Richard Brewer dies of multiple myeloma
http://www.fiercebiotech.com/story/biotech-pioneer-richard-brewer-dies-multiple-myeloma/2012-08-16

Ottawa bureaucrat honoured for his terrible prose
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2012/08/15/20105686.html


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