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How Dirt Could Save Us From Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs | WIRED
Antibiotic drug development low while antibiotic resistance grows bc pharma wants profit. here’s a new way..
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7 days ago by csrollyson
Pfizer, pocketing a big tax cut from Trump, will end investment in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's research - LA Times
As it happens, Pfizer signaled how it would apply the tax savings even before the final passage of the tax bill: The company announced a $10-billion share buyback on Dec. 18, four days before President Trump signed the tax cut into law. That buyback was on top of $6.4 billion left to be spent from a previous buyback plan, and was accompanied by a 6% increase in the company’s stock dividend, which will be worth roughly another half-billion dollars a year.


For comparison’s sake, Pfizer’s entire research and development budget averaged about $8 billion a year from 2014 through 2016.
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14 days ago by perich
UK in push to remain part of EU medicines agency after Brexit
one government official said the ECJ “red line” had been blurred since the departure in June of Nick Timothy, Mrs May’s pro-Brexit former co-chief of staff. “It’s not quite so rigid now,” the official said.
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