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  • Stocks Close Mixed in Volatile Session Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | 3:07 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded to close mixed amid worries over the economy and geopolitical tensions.

  • Okay, the real "Granddaddy of 'em all" was actually this past Tuesday at the Rose Bowl (I promise that's my last reference to the amazing USC Trojans unless they win a split national championship), but the granddaddy of healthcare investment conferences begins on Monday in San Francisco.

  • Pete's Anatomy Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 6:58 PM ET

    You’ve probably noticed one of the many scenic TV commercials that advertise prescription drugs. But did you notice what some of them are attempting to sell you?

  • Eli Lilly

    Eli Lilly announced this morning that Chairman and CEO Sidney Taurel is retiring as CEO on March 31st next year. He will stay on as Chairman and on April Fool's Day Chief Operating Officer John Lechleiter will take over as CEO. Investors, at least in early trading, seem to like the choice.

  • ECB "Injection" Boosting Stocks, Pressures Bonds Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 9:25 AM ET

    Merry Christmas! The ECB's decision to inject half a trillion (trillion!) into the global marketplace (technically, they are providing what is essentially unlimited loans at a fixed fate for the next couple weeks) is definitely giving equities a shot in the arm this morning. This should put some pressure on bonds, lower LIBOR rates, and maybe prop up the dollar a bit.

  • Lilly Says Lechleiter to Succeed Taurel as CEO Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 8:37 AM ET

    Eli Lilly Tuesday said Sidney Taurel, the drugmaker's long-time chief executive officer, will retire on March 31 and will be succeeded by Chief Operating Officer John Lechleiter.

  • Amgen: Stock "Ailing" From Many Sides It Seems Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 2:24 PM ET

    Earlier this week I blogged about Amgen's negative test results for its anemia drug Aranesp in breast cancer. The studies showed the drug may have caused tumors to grow and death. This morning it almost seems like there's a delayed market reaction.

  • Big Pharma, Big Problems Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 12:43 PM ET

    The drug industry could face plunging sales as patents on some blockbusters are set to expire, according to Thursday’s WSJ. Can you trade the Journal’s grim prognosis?

  • Lilly 2008 Profit Forecast Eclipses Expectations Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 2:08 PM ET
    Eli Lilly

    Eli Lilly Thursday forecast 2008 earnings above Wall Street expectations and said it remained on track to seek U.S. approval this month for prasugrel, a blood clot preventer, which posted mixed results in a recent large clinical trial.

  • BMY CEO Cornelius: You Should Have Gotten A Flu Shot Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 2:36 PM ET
    CEO Jim Cornelius

    Regular blog readers are well aware of my relentless pursuit of big CEO interviews. So, I wanted to give the backstory to a surprising CEO cancellation of a previously scheduled and confirmed interview today by Bristol-Myers Squibb. A few weeks ago, my producer Ruth and I got tentative confirmation from a Bristol spokesman that the relatively new CEO Jim Cornelius would finally do his first TV interview since taking over the company last year.

  • Big Pharma Events: The Pre-Holiday Crunch Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 10:50 AM ET

    I don't know how they all got clustered together--maybe so many of the major pharmaceutical companies meet with Wall Street in early December so everyone can then take off on long vacations--but my hands are full with three big pharma events in as many days. Yesterday, Merck put out guidance.

  • Name Tags, Bad Coffee and Trades Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 7:01 PM ET

    With little earnings news, analyst conferences appear to be dictating the market. What's the trade heading into next week?

  • Drugs On The Street Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 7:13 PM ET

    Pfizer (PFE) hit a 52-week low while Merck (MRK) sprinted to a 4 year high, both ahead of analyst meetings. What’s the trade as drug makers get a physical from Wall Street?

  • Pharma CEO's: Getting Them To Talk To Me Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 3:40 PM ET

    Regarding my post from yesterday about Lilly CEO Sidney Taurel, a spokesman  left me a voicemail this morning to say it has no intention of backing out of the interview next week. I've got a tentative commitment from Bristol-Myers Squibb to interview its new CEO Jim Cornelius for the first time at that company's analyst meeting next week.

  • Sidney Taurel

    If you arrive for work at CNBC headquarters early enough you can pick up a copy of "The Wall Street Journal" at the lobby desk when you walk in. Today, I grabbed mine and set it down on my desk while I logged onto my computer and cleaned out my inbox.

  • Merck & the Media Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 11:15 AM ET

    So, does this mean I'm gonna get scooped by Reuters on Merck stories? I'm just kidding, but that was one of my reactions when I saw the press release this morning from Merck announcing that it's putting the CEO of Reuters, Tom Glocer, on its Board of Directors. The head of a financial data and news company on the Board of a major drug company. Very interesting.

  • Investors Want A New Drug Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 6:51 PM ET

    Big drug companies might not be so defensive anymore. Here’s why.

  • It didn't take long for Japan's Takeda Pharmaceuticals, which trades on the Tokyo exchange, to try to capitalize on the new safety warning for GlaxoSmithKline's diabetes drug Avandia. Last week the FDA slapped a so-called "Black Box"--the agency's most severe warning--on the Avandia label advising patients and doctors about the potential heart attack and stroke risk that's been the subject of so much controversy over the past several months.

  • If the writer's strike has you looking for alternatives to insomnia-fighting late-night TV shows, then Pfizer may have just what the doctor ordered. Tune into the company's web cast for investors and analysts at 11 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time on Thursday, November 29th. If you don't believe me check out the press release on the Pfizer web site. The world's biggest drug company is taking its show on the road to Hong Kong.

  • Pharma Stocks To Watch On Monday (And My Time Off) Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | 12:57 PM ET

    I'm taking some much needed time off for a couple of weeks. Actually, our scheduling guru at CNBC, Alex Crippen, told me if I don't use all of the days I've accumulated by the end of next month, I'll lose them. I consider myself a hard worker, but I'm not that generous. So, off I go.