Pfizer Tops Big Pharma Company Rankings 2009

Pharmaceutical Sales RankingsAs reported in the Wall Street Journal, the global pharmaceutical company Pfizer have remained the world’s largest drug company based on sales in 2009.

1st Place: Pfizer

  • 2009 saw a major reshuffle of the top 15 players in the pharmaceutical industry. Pfizer’s $68 billion acquisition of Wyeth helped the pharmaceutical company to rank highly by generating sales of approximately $57.02 billion in 2009, up from $43.3 billion in the year earlier as a stand-alone firm.

2nd Place: Merck & Co

  • As a result, Pfizer generated 46.6% more in annual revenue than its closest rival Merck & Co. Merck’s $41million buy out of Schering-Plough catapulted the U.S. pharmaceutical company to second place in the rankings.

3rd Place: Novartis

  • The Swiss pharmaceutical giant, Novartis, generated revenues of $38.46 billion in 2009.

4th Place: GlaxoSmithKline

  • GSK remained on the sidelines during last years reshuffle and has lost their second place position, now ranking fifth, one place behind France-based Sanofi-Aventis.

Pharmaceutical companies such as AstraZeneca Plc, Switzerland-based Roche Holding, Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly & Co and Abbott Laboratories held on to their positions among the world’s ten largest pharma companies at the end of 2009.

Analysts believe that the consolidation will continue throughout 2010 has pharmaceutical companies make steps to react to slow growth rates in industrialised counties, cost cutting my governments and increased competition from generic drug makers. For example, the Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries could soon become a top player should the vision of Chief Executive Shlomo Yanai to double sales to $31 billion by 2015 materialise.

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Pharmaceutical Job Cut Fears at GSK

Pharmaceutical Jobs, Pharmaceutical Recruitment, UKDespite the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline’s recent announcement that their first quarter revenues rose to £7.4 billion following the swine flu pandemic, there are fears that there will be hundreds of cuts in pharmaceutical jobs in the coming months.

Sales of the pharmaceutical companies vaccine caused sales in the first three months of the year surged to 13%, driving profits up 16% to £2.2 billion.

However, due to the predicted dive in vaccine sales brought about due to the downgrading of the threat posed by H1N1 along with the rise in generic drugs, the drug giant are planning to roll out a series of cost-cutting measures in a bid to save them £1.5 billion by the end of the year.

It is expected that the pharmaceutical job cuts will be made in GSK’s research and development programmes, specifically those developing new therapies for depression and pain treatment. This has sparked fears that as many as 4,000 pharmaceutical job cuts could follow on top of previous reductions.

A representative from the pharmaceutical company said the pharmaceutical job losses in the UK would be in the “hundreds, not thousands” as it prepares for a tough 2010.

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CK Clinical Share Their Social Media Experiences at the Social Media in Recruitment Conference

Last week, CK Clinical, the leading pharmaceutical recruitment consultancy, was invited to share their social media experiences with 250 delegates at the 2010 Social Media in Recruitment conference.

Jonathan Hart-Smith, Managing Director at CK Clinical, presented a case study of the strategies CK Clinical has successfully implemented since the last Social Media in Recruitment conference in 2009.

As a result of implementing a comprehensive social media marketing strategy, CK Clinical have seen great results with registrations increasing by 83% and traffic to the website doubling in 10 months.

 

The Social Media in Recruitment conference was a resounding success and as a result AllTheTopBananas.com have made a video of feedback from delegates of the conference.

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CK Clinical Exhibit at the ICR Conference 2010

Prize draw ICR, Clinical Research ConferenceCK Clinical, the specialist pharmaceutical recruitment agency, exhibited at the ICR (Institute of Clinical Research) Annual Spring Conference at the London Hilton Metropole earlier this week. The theme of the event was science, society and economics.

As well as a number of exhibitors the conference programme featured a number of clinical research professionals discussing and debating key topics.

CK Clinical exhibit at the conference year on year and find it to be consistently valuable.

CK Clinical also ran a prize draw to win an Apple iPod Touch. The winner was an employee from ICN Research and was drawn by Lucy Watson, ICR Conference Organiser. Thank you to all those who entered!

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Lead Pharmacovigilance Physician- Buckinghamshire, UK

A Lead Pharmacovigilance Physician is required for a global pharmaceutical company based in Buckinghamshire, UK. As a Lead Pharmacovigilance Physician, your main objective will be to provide leadership to a group of Pharmacovigilance Physicians across multiple therapeutic areas. You will be required to demonstrate your senior technical leadership skills by participating in matrix management activities including the evaluation of safety issues and preparation of aggregate reports, interpretation of surveillance and product quality data. Further responsibilities of this Lead Pharmacovigilance Physician include:

  • Assigning workflow as appropriate to assure compliance with regulatory reporting timelines in addition to evaluating and identifying training needs.
  • Participating in cross-functional projects including SOP committees, taskforces, work streams etc) and representing BRM positions, processes and guidance’s to external business partners.
  • Responsibility for the medical evaluation of defined local (regional) adverse event reports, including all serious and expedited reports and all pregnancy related cases and providing guidance and participating in follow-up efforts of adverse events as needed.
  • Participating in the review of aggregate reports with respect to process and signal detection and appropriately communicate any safety issues stemming from such review activities.

For more information, or to apply for this Lead Pharmacovigilance Physician job, please contact Ben Traies on btraies@ckmedics.com or call on 01438 870021. Alternatively, click here to apply for this Lead Pharmacovigilance Physician job now. Not quite what you’re looking for? Click here to search for other pharmacovigilance jobs now. CK Clinical - Pharmaceutical Recruitment, Pharmaceutical Jobs, UKTwitter- CK Clinical, Pharmaceutical Recruitment, Pharmaceutical JobsLinkedin - CK Clinical, Pharmaceutical Recruitment, Pharmaceutical Jobs Facebook - CK Clinical, Pharmaceutical Recruitment, Pharmaceutical Jobs, UK Youtube - CK Clinical, Pharmaceutical Recruitment, Pharmaceutical Jobs, UK

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New Pharmaceutical Jobs Created in Verona

SAFC Pharma, a leader in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries, has opened its new bioscience facility in Verona, Wisconsin. The facility is expected to create up to 50 new pharmaceutical jobs, including roles specialising in the production of ingredients for cancer-fighting drugs.

Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle said, “During my years as Governor, I have fought hard to make Wisconsin a leader in bioscience and advanced manufacturing. SAFC Pharma represents the success of our efforts to invest in companies that position Wisconsin to compete at the high end.”

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Will National Insurance Rises Kill Jobs?

National InsuranceLabour plans to increase National Insurance contributions by 1% for employees and employers from next April. They claim that is needed to pay for public services during the recession.

The Conservative leader David Cameron says the move will be an ‘economy killer’, stating, “If we put up National Insurance contributions on every job, employers will have to pay more for them. That’s bound to be a tax on jobs. National Insurance hits the cost of every job and also hits everyone in the pocket. We say that’s not the right answer. Putting up the cost of employment will lead to fewer jobs being created and it will probably lead to jobs being lost. It would be an economy killer, a recovery killer, a jobs killer.”

The Conservatives have been backed by business leaders who say increasing the cost of paying wages will reduce the number of jobs they create. Signatories included Marks & Spencer’s Sir Stuart Rose, easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King, JCB chairman Sir Anthony Bamford and GlaxoSmithKline chairman Sir Christopher Gent. They wrote that a Tory commitment to reverse the National Insurance rises for employers and staff would “protect jobs and support the recovery”.

So what do you think? Will an increase in National Insurance kill jobs? Please feel free to leave your comments below.

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Global Gathering for the Second Social Media in Recruitment Conference – 22nd April 2010 – London

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Around two hundred forward-thinking Recruiters from the UK, New Zealand, South Africa, USA and nine European countries will be gathering in London on the 22nd April 2010 for the UK’s second Social Media in Recruitment Conference.

With a broad mix of delegates, including Corporate Recruitment and HR professionals, Recruitment Agencies, Recruitment Advertising Agencies, Recruitment Software Providers and Job Site owners there should no shortage of questions for the expert speakers!

Mike Taylor from Web-Based-Recruitment.com, organiser of the 2010 Social Media in Recruitment Conference, has programmed the event to show how a wide range of Social Media tools can be used effectively as part of an online recruitment strategy.

 

2010 Social Media in Recruitment Conference Programme

The subject areas to be covered at the Conference (including some brand new social media case studies that will be published for the very first time at the 2010 Conference) will include:

  • Strategies for using LinkedIn as part of your online recruitment plans.
  • Insights from Google to help you recruit using social media.
  • How to maximise the use of Facebook pages as a recruitment tool for your company. 
  • Key strategies for using Twitter effectively in recruitment, including the use of automated tools.
  • How online communities can play a part in your social media recruiting strategies.
  • The legal issues surrounding social media and employment.
  • Social media strategies for Generation Y job seekers.
  • Social Media Success Stories
  • Social Media Discussion Panel

 

Social Media in Recruitment Success Stories

Having attended the conference in July 2009, Jonathan Hart-Smith, Managing Director of CK Clinical, gained a great deal of insight into the impact social media can have on recruitment and is looking forward to sharing his experiences at the conference. You can get a heads up as to what Jonathan will be covering at the conference by watching this Youtube video:

Mike Taylor, conference organiser, is particularly excited that delegates from the first conference will be sharing the Social Media Strategies they have implemented since attending in July 2009.“I have never heard of delegates from a previous event coming back as speakers for the next event and sharing their success” commented Taylor. “They have a unique story to tell and both have seen their businesses grow as a result of using social media.”

“If you are a Recruiter and you are unsure about how you should be using Social Media in Recruitment then the Conference offers an ideal opportunity for you to learn from others who are already embracing social media as part of their online recruitment strategy” continued Taylor.

Full details of the conference and speakers, including how to save £50 by booking by the 16th April 2010, can be found at: www.SocialMediaInRecruitment.com (Twitter #SMIR)

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Teva Buys Ratiopharm in Generic Drugs Deal

space4work2As reported on BBC News the Israeli drugs giant, Teva has bought Germany’s second largest generics drug firm Ratiopharm for £3.2bn. Teva beat rival bids from U.S. pharmaceutical powerhouse Pfizer and Iceland’s Actavis.

Teva is already the world’s largest generic drug maker, and as a result of this deal is now number one in Europe, beating Novartis’ generics unit. The deal is also set to increase their presence in Spain, Italy and France.

Teva’s Chief Executive Shlomo Yanai stated, “This is an important acquisition for Teva, This transaction is perfectly aligned with our long-term strategy in which Europe is an important pillar and growth-driver.”

Generics are based around drug patents that have expired, allowing companies to both manufacture and sell them and is therefore seen as a high growth market.

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CK Clinical: Social Media Success Story

social-mediawCK Clinical to speak at the Social Media in Recruitment Conference.

Taking place on Thursday 22nd April 2010, the Social Media Recruitment Conference is the second largest of its kind in the UK.

The aim of the Social Media Recruitment Conference is to help Corporate Recruiters, Recruitment Agencies, Recruitment Advertising Agencies, Job Boards and Recruitment Industry Suppliers get the most from the use of social media. The organizer, Mike Taylor, from Online Recruitment Marketing Specialists, stated, “There were over 150 people at the first Conference which was a clear indication in the interest in Social Media. Next year’s conference will be held some nine months after the first one which means that there will be plenty of new things to talk about and discuss.”

Jonathan Hart-Smith, Managing Director of CK Clinical, the specialist pharmaceutical recruitment consultancy, attended the Social Media in Recruitment Conference in 2009 and will be speaking at the conference on Thursday 22nd April 2010.

Jonathan will be speaking about what he has learnt from the first conference and how it has impacted on his pharmaceutical recruitment consultancy.

In preparation for the conference, Mike Taylor, Managing Director at Web-Based Recruitment, has published a series of audio and video interviews with some of the speakers of the conference, to give an insight into what will be covered at the conference.

 

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The conference will take place on Thursday 22nd April 2010 at the British Library Conference Centre in London. If you would like to register to attend Social Media Recruitment Conference, please visit their website.

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