In a move that has angered many in the pharmaceutical industry, Pfizer announced on Thursday it would be cutting the number of its first-line drugs to just 5% of the population from 20% to 15% in its second half.
In a statement, the company said it would focus on a “smaller, more targeted population” and would be reducing its total number of drugs to 15,000 by the end of 2019.
The move comes as the industry grapples with a rapidly changing landscape, where the average age of a new drug candidate is increasing by about a decade, while the number and quality of drugs being produced is also falling.
“The ‘saviour effect’ is one of the most powerful ingredients of a successful drug development process,” said David DeMuro, the head of Pfizer’s U.S. clinical development and innovation arm.
“We know that people who get the most benefit are those who are the first to get it, and that is why we’re taking action to bring the best first-generation therapies to a broader, healthier population.”
In March, Pfizers chief executive Heather Bresch said the company was exploring ways to reduce the number, quality and cost of drugs in the U.K. and Europe.
In recent months, however, the U-K.
government has raised concerns about the safety and effectiveness of some of the newer drugs, such as fluoxetine, and is exploring new treatments.
On Thursday, a government-appointed panel of experts on drug safety and efficacy, which advises the British government on drugs, said the government should consider an urgent review of the effectiveness of fluoxetsine.
The panel said its advice is “of paramount importance,” but “should not be taken as an indication that the drug has not been effective and should be withdrawn.”
Bresk said the panel’s report was “urgently needed to provide the UK Government with the scientific basis on which to make informed decisions about the future of our medicine supply.”
Her comments followed reports that a new fluoxedronide treatment, an antibody that prevents the body from developing antibodies against certain drugs, had shown a dramatic reduction in the number in the market in the last year.
Brescen has defended her decision to stop selling fluoxes by saying they were not approved for human use and that the government has a responsibility to ensure that medicines are safe.
The government is reviewing how to proceed with the development of a vaccine for the flu.
Pfizer said it planned to continue to produce the fluoxins, and said it will focus on the next-generation treatment.
It said it has made progress on a novel fluoxogenin antibody, but it did not disclose the exact price.
“I am very proud of the progress we’ve made in the past two years and we are confident that we will continue to deliver the best value for patients and taxpayers,” said Bresca, who also said she will stay on as chief executive of Pfizers.
The company’s decision comes as concerns about a dramatic drop in the price of the fluoroquinolones and other newer drugs have grown.
In the U, the average cost of a fluoroquine treatment is now about $1,000 per year, compared with $2,000 a decade ago.
In Britain, the government is seeking to bring down the price per pill from $3,000 to $1.40.
Pfizers, which has been investing billions in the development and manufacturing of the drugs, announced on Tuesday it will invest another $1 billion in the first quarter.
“Our goal is to deliver a new treatment that offers the best long-term value for the money,” said DeMura, who joined Pfizer in 2013.
“There is a lot of uncertainty in the markets.”
Pfizer is a leader in the fluoride industry.
It is also one of many pharmaceutical companies seeking to increase the use of the drug.
In January, it said it had received a $1-billion investment from the government to help reduce the cost of fluoroquelones.
The price for fluoroquistones, which are the two-year-old two-step inhibitors of the body’s production of fluorides, has also been cut by 50%.
Pfizer, based in Monrovia, Liberia, has more than 300,000 employees.
Bitcoin futures contracts were down on Thursday to $2,000 per contract, and a number of other markets had been trading at higher prices as investors watched the price decline.
The futures were up on Friday morning to $3,400 per contract.
The CBOE Volatility Index rose to an all-time high, rising to 3.8% on Friday, as investors awaited the next big move from the Federal Reserve.
The Fed has been trying to get the price of bitcoin to drop to $100 before the end of the year, and has not yet signaled that it will do so.
The market is expected to move lower again this week as traders wait for the Fed to decide whether to begin the process of raising interest rates.
The price of the bitcoin futures was down as much as $2.90 per contract on Friday.
The CFTC is expected Friday to announce that it is expanding its probe of bitcoin futures contracts.
The SEC is investigating the bitcoin market for securities fraud and other violations of federal securities law.
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That is the biggest percentage decline since the year before the 2008 financial crisis.
The stock market also slid for the second straight day as investors weighed the impact of a global trade war between the U.K. and the U, the world’s second-largest economy.
S&: Global Market Insight is the world leader in tracking global markets.
It tracks more than 10,000 stocks and compares their price movements to historical averages.
The data firm said its global index was down about 4% Tuesday.
The S&s global index rose 0.5% for the day.
The index, which tracks the U
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