Richard Pops, Alkermes CEO, says it's a good time to be developing new medicines if you have access to capital. "Biotech industry is the lifeblood-- the wells spring-- of new innovation for the big pharmaceutical companies," he says.
Barbara Ryan, Deutsche Bank Securities senior pharmaceutical analyst, takes a look at the vital signs of big drug companies and weighs in on what to expect from the Supreme Court's ruling on President Obama's health care overhaul plan.
To see whether private drug-testing review boards are approving plans that are scientifically safe and run by qualified doctors, Dateline creates a fictitious pharmaceutical company. We propose testing a drug identical to one already withdrawn from the market because of serious safety concerns.
Two Indian contract research companies who want to do business with our fictitious pharmaceutical company aren’t pleased when they discover we are journalists. One company takes drastic action.
The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche is seen at the company's headquarters in Basel April 5, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
A logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche is pictured in front of a company's building in Rotkreuz, April 12, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer