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Novartis and Glaxo Deal Reshapes Pharma Industry

April 22, 2014 8:58 am | Videos | Comments

Novartis completed about $25 billion of transactions in its product portfolios, including the sale of two units to British-based GlaxoSmithKline. The WSJ explains why the Swiss company is doing these deals now and what this means for the pharmaceutical industry.

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California Measles Outbreak is the Worst in Two Decades

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