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White House Deficit Reduction Plan Targets Biologic Exclusivity Period
By Amy Ritter
President Obama released his plan for deficit reduction on Sept. 19, 2011, and included in the 80-page report are several provisions that would affect US drug makers if enacted.
Novartis Updates Long-Term Strategy
By Patricia Van Arnum
Novartis presented an update on its long-term strategy, performance, and growth outlook last week, which revealed that the company is on track to deliver the strategic priorities it had set out in 2010.
GE Healthcare to Invest $1 Billion in Oncology
By Erik Greb
GE Healthcare, the health business of General Electric, will dedicate $1 billion of its total R&D budget during the next five years to its technologies for manufacturing biopharmaceuticals and for cancer research. Part of the money will go toward expanding the company's cancer-diagnostic and molecular-imaging capabilities, as well.
GSK to Harness Formula 1 Technology
By Stephanie Sutton
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is looking to racecar technology as it seeks to improve its manufacturing, R&D, and consumer-healthcare areas. The company has formed a long-term partnership with the UK-based McLaren Group, which is best known for its expertise in the Formula 1 motor sport.
Pfizer Plans Manufacturing Investment in Ireland; Alkermes Secures Supply Pact
By Rich Whitworth
Pfizer plans to invest EUR 145 million ($200 million) in its Grange Castle biotech-manufacturing site. Meanwhile, completion of the merger between Alkermes, Inc. and Elan Drug Technologies was announced in a press release on Sept. 16, 2011, following the approval by Alkermes, Inc. shareholders on Sept. 8, 2011.
Week of September 19, 2011: Bristol-Myers Squibb Completes Acquisition of Amira Pharmaceuticals; PPD Appoints Raymond H. Hill as CEO; and More
Bristol-Myers Squibb Completes Acquisition of Amira Pharmaceuticals; PPD Appoints Raymond H. Hill as CEO; and More.

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