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  • Pfizer Tops Views; Shares Pressured by Sector Selloff Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 10:12 AM ET
    Lipitor

    Pfizer Wednesday reported a higher-than-expected fourth-quarter profit, helped by lower taxes, a weak dollar and growing demand for its drugs for nerve pain, kidney cancer and smoking cession.

  • This press release and letters to the CEOs of MRK and SGP from the House Energy and Commerce Committee just arrived in my inbox:

  • Merck, SGP Go On A Vytorin "Offensive" Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 11:22 AM ET

    I'm blogging today from outside the New York Stock Exchange where I'm trying to round up "man-on-the-(Wall) street" reaction to the markets. In the meantime, back on the beat, for the second day Merck and Schering-Plough have taken out two-page ads in major newspapers defending their cholesterol drugs Zetia and Vytorin whose efficacy is under attack.

  • S&P 500 Worst Week In 5 Years Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 6:50 PM ET

    Wall Street ended a painful week with skittish investors drawing little comfort from President Bush's stimulus plan. What's the word on the Street?

  • SGP's CEO Hassan: Putting Money Where His Mouth Is Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 12:58 PM ET

    After watching his stock lose more than one-fifth of its value this week, Schering-Plough CEO Fred Hassan apparently decided the shares are on sale. This morning the company issued a press release announcing Hassan (pronounced Haa-sun, not the commonly mispronounced Huh-sahn) will shell out $2 million of his own money to buy SGP shares on the open market.

  • Drug Problems Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 6:57 PM ET

    Concerns over antidepressants and cholesterol drugs loom over Big Pharma earnings coming next week. How should you trade it?

  • Macke: Playing Defense Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 4:48 PM ET

    Playing defense is the best thing to do right now, Jeff says. Don't pick a bottom yet.

  • Pharma Analyst: Stocks Healthy Despite Bad News Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 3:55 PM ET
    Eli Lilly

    For the second time this week, big pharma is taking a beating from critical reports about medications. This time, it's antidepressants. But one analyst thinks the drag on shares is overdone -- and names "exciting" pharma stocks.

  • Stocks Suffer Worst Day This Year Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 3:02 PM ET

    Stocks went into another free-fall, suffering their biggest decline so far this year, as worries about the economy and subprime crisis overshadowed efforts by Washington to prevent a possible recession.

  • Pharma Investors: Will Political Talk Scare Them Off? Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 10:32 AM ET

    If or when you watch one of the presidential  debates count how many times the candidates say, "the drug companies." Of course, it depends on which party's debate you might be watching, but since I started paying attention to the race in recent weeks, I've taken notice how much those three words seem to be apart of boilerplate answers and statements...

  • Merck, Schering in Vytorin Victory Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 12:40 PM ET

    The American College of Cardiology is weighing in on the controversial ENHANCE study that has battered shares of Merck and Schering-Plough over the past couple of days. Most notably I think is that the ACC says, "There should be no reason for patients to panic."

  • Pfizer's Chantix Is "Smokin'" Again Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | 10:52 AM ET

    I had planned to blog about the nearly unanimous bearish analyst commentary this morning after Genentech's earnings report yesterday. The biotech giant beat on earnings per share, but came up short on Street expectations for sales of its top four drugs. DNA shares are under pressure again today.

  • Stocks Rally on IBM's Bullish Outlook Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | 2:55 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply higher after IBM's improved outlook kicked off a market rally.

  • Merck And Schering Plough: "Enhancing" A Franchise? Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | 2:13 PM ET

    The highly anticipated results of the study that goes by the acronym "ENHANCE" are out this morning. You can see what it stands for in the companies' press release. (I wonder how many meetings and brainstorming sessions go into coming up with some of the industry's clinical trial acronyms and abbreviations.)

  • Merck, Schering: Cholesteral Drug Study Disappoints Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | 10:50 AM ET

    Merck and Schering-Plough said a closely watched study involving its Vytorin cholesterol treatment failed to reach its main goal.

  • Fast Message – We Answer Your Questions Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 7:18 PM ET

    Time to sort through the Fast Money inbox and answer more of your questions. Gordon writes, “Is 1390 on the S&P low enough to move the next support level - having passed through the 1400 double bottom?”

  • Stocks Skid Back Into Correction Territory Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 2:56 PM ET

    Stocks skidded back into correction territory as investors worried that the tumbling economy may not only cripple mortgage lenders like Countrywide Financial but create problems for other companies like AT&T.

  • The financial sector is expected to weigh on corporate earnings in the fourth quarter. But outside the sector, the news is upbeat.

  • S&P's 40 PowerPicks Stocks for 2008 Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 5:29 PM ET

    After beating their own benchmark index for the last five years, Standard & Poor’s equity research team is betting on the biggest U.S. jam maker and the Magic Kingdom, among 40 companies in this year’s PowerPicks stock portfolio, to outperform again in 2008.

  • 'Dogs of Dow' Have Subpar Year, Thanks to Citibank Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 7:09 AM ET

    A contrarian investment strategy known as "Dogs of the Dow" has been a laggard this year, pulled down by Citigroup, one of the biggest casualties of the subprime credit meltdown.