Recent Examples of pharma from the Web
Or the pharma executive who came under withering criticism for raising the price of a life-saving medication more than 5,000%.
An earnest businessman learns that pharma bros can't be trusted in Nash Edgerton's Gringo, a vaguely Elmore Leonard-ish crime comedy that takes place mostly in Mexico.
Or the pharma executive who came under withering criticism for raising the price of a life-saving medication more than 5,000 percent.
Oyelowo plays Harold, a Nigerian immigrant and middle manager for a pharma company run by his friend Richard (Joel Edgerton).
About 10 pharma lobbyists flooded the room in Baton Rouge's art deco state Capitol, some of them hired guns — lobbyists who'd never represented drug companies before, remembers Jeff Drozda, an insurance lobbyist at the 2016 meeting.
But the pharma industry was struggling with dismal returns on R&D and investors were questioning if companies were overspending on science.
Few states got as much pharma attention the past two years as Louisiana, though the money spent there fell short of the tens of millions invested in swaying referenda in California and Ohio.
Merck’s merger with another pharma firm, Schering-Plough, in 2009, had brought it an obscure new cancer drug.
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Origin and Etymology of pharma
First Known Use: 1992See Words from the same year
medical Definition of pharma
- But the rate at which pharmas have grown in size pales beside the acceleration of relevant scientific knowledge during the same period.
- —Science, 13 Apr. 2001
- Another issue pharma will face is an even more cost-conscious consumer as a result of insurers continuing to pass on additional costs to their members.
- —Shaun Urban, Medical Marketing and Media, February 2011
- The Medicare prescription drug benefit enacted in 2003, and scheduled to go into effect in 2006, promises a windfall for big pharma since it forbids the government from negotiating prices.
- —Marcia Angell, The New York Review of Books, 15 July 2004
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