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2012-03-13 16:06:58

Pfizer said Europe is undermining drug innovation by cutting prices, raising barriers to new medicines and "freeloading" off others in Asia and the U.S. who are willing to pay, according to a Reuters report. Chief executive Ian Read told Reuters on Monday that European governments are sacrificing the long-term future of science in their countries for the sake of short-term budget cuts. The report said the chief executive of the world's largest drugmaker claims there is a disconnect in...

2010-12-21 16:02:00

Ian Read, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pfizer Jerzy Gruhn, President, Novo Nordisk Inc. Mark Iwicki, President and Chief Operating Officer, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Staffan Schuberg, President, Lundbeck Inc. WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) today announced the election of four new members to its Board of Directors. "We are pleased to welcome four new biopharmaceutical heavyweights to join...

2010-12-05 19:09:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Ian C. Read, 57, currently head of the Company's global biopharmaceutical operations, as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr. Read succeeds Jeffrey B. Kindler, who has retired from the Company. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100416/PFIZERLOGO ) The Board's Lead Independent Director, Constance J. Horner, said, "In 2006, Jeff...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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