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Abbott, Roche, Novartis top Big Pharmas for workers

Science magazine put Big Pharma firms Abbott Laboratories ($ABT), Novartis ($NVS), Roche, Eli Lilly ($LLY), AstraZeneca ($AZN) and Bayer on its list of the best biopharma employers. But none of the

J&J's blockbuster hopeful Xarelto bounces back with AdComm backing

The blood thinner Xarelto came through an FDA advisory committee meeting looking better than some had expected. The AdComm backed approval of the potential blockbuster for preventing stokes in

Deal-minded analysts eye Bayer, AZ for M&A

As the FDA's expert advisors debate the future of the Bayer-Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) bloodthinner Xarelto, market-watchers are playing matchmaker. Bayer's stock went reeling after FDA blasted the

FDA review drops a bombshell on Bayer, J&J anti-clotting drug Xarelto

The FDA dropped a bombshell on the anti-clotting drug Xarelto (rivaroxaban) this morning, noting in an agency review that Bayer ($BAYN) and Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) had offered insufficient data

Bayer, Algeta shares spike as FDA fast-tracks blockbuster hopeful

Bayer and its biotech partner Algeta took a big step today toward a relatively quick FDA decision on their closely-watched prostate cancer drug Alpharadin (radium-223 chloride). Regulators are

NEJM: Xarelto at least equal to warfarin

Bayer's new anti-clotting drug may not be superior to the old standby, warfarin, a new journal article suggests. But it is certainly just as good. And as co-author Gregory Zoppo told Reuters,

Bayer mulls bid for Pfizer's vet unit

Bayer CEO Marijn Dekkers says he's taking a look at bidding on Pfizer's ($PFE) animal health unit if the company decides to put it up for auction. The company is most interested in "smaller" deals

Bayer partners on Trius' Ph3 antibiotic in $94M pact

Eyeing the pharma prize in emerging markets, Bayer Pharma is partnering up with San Diego-based Trius Therapeutics on its lead antibiotic. The biotech reports that Bayer is handing over a $25 million

Study: MS drugs' benefits carry a steep price

A new study on the pricing of multiple sclerosis drugs--which found, essentially, that they're too expensive, at least in the U.S.--tags a few issues that people like to chat about casually. But what

Note to Pfizer: Bayer shopping for vet buys

Might Bayer be a potential buyer for Pfizer's ($PFE) animal health business? The German drugmaker wants to grow its animal health unit, research exec Andreas Busch tells Dow Jones. Part of that