Lundbeck to cull 200 staffers in cost-cutting drive

Lundbeck is laying off about 200 people as it targets a top-to-bottom efficiency campaign aimed at clinical trials, administration and supply chain work in a cost-savings drive. The pharma company expects to save about a half billion Danish kroner annually in the move. "Lundbeck remains fully committed to our long-term strategy and over the years we have taken decisive steps in order to improve our organizational efficiencies and our ability to succeed in a changing environment," said Anders Götzsche, EVP and CFO at Lundbeck. "We are very aware that these initiatives affect many employees and we will strive to mitigate any negative effects these might have." Release