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AstraZeneca to Buy Back $4.5 Billion in Stock, Cut Jobs as Patents Expire
Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) -- AstraZeneca Plc, the U.K.'s second-biggest drugmaker, fell the most in five months after saying profit this year will decline as the company prepares to face generic competition to top-selling medicines.
AstraZeneca Plans to Cut 7300 Jobs  Wall Street Journal
AstraZeneca closing Montreal R&D plant  Globe and Mail
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Europe Job Losses Accelerate With AstraZeneca-to-PepsiCo Firing Employees
13 (Bloomberg) -- Global companies from NEC Corp. to PepsiCo Inc. and AstraZeneca Plc are chopping jobs more than three times faster than in 2011 as they brace for recession in Europe and a slowdown in China.
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AstraZeneca Loses Ruling Over 2018 and 2021 Crestor Patents
Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- AstraZeneca Plc lost a U.S. appeals court bid to protect its best-selling drug, Crestor, from generic competition until as late as 2021.
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AstraZeneca India job cuts likely to hurt drug research
New Delhi: Theextensive layoffs at London-listed drug maker AstraZeneca Plc's research outfits have hit India. On 13 February, the firm's Bangalore subsidiary laid off 19 employees�15 of them middle-level and senior scientists involved in the research ...
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Pfizer, AstraZeneca face revenue drop as patent protection expires
Pfizer Canada Inc. lost its bid to block the production of a generic eye drug by Apotex Inc. when the Supreme Court of Canada declined Thursday to hear the company's appeal.
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Making the right exit: Lessons learned from AstraZeneca and IBM
The MSA also contained an obligation on AstraZeneca to produce an IT transfer plan for IBM detailing how the services would be transferred away from IBM.
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Astra takes brand cancer drug straight to patients
(Reuters) - AstraZeneca Plc is selling breast cancer drug Arimidex directly to U.S. patients, offering an option for people who want to pay for the brand instead of generic versions.
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UK Jobless Claims Rise More Than Forecast as Cuts Bite
AstraZeneca Plc, the U.K.'s second-biggest drugmaker, said on Feb. 2 that it will cut 7,300 jobs on top of 21,600 positions already eliminated by Chief Executive Officer David Brennan since 2007.
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Greek Doctors Battle Hospital Superbug
The drug-resistant K. pneumoniae bacteria have a genetic mutation that allows them to evade such powerful drugs as AstraZeneca Plc's Merrem and Johnson & Johnson's Doribax. A 2010 survey found 49 percent of K. pneumoniae samples in Greece aren't ...
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R&D in Quebec pharma industry continues to erode
PetroChina in shale deal China is moving ever deeper into Canada's energy industry with a deal by PetroChina Co. today to join Royal Dutch Shell PLC in a shale gas project in northeastern British Columbia. The company did not disclose the pricetag for ...
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