Pharmaceutical Industry Hit by Layoffs

The country’s ongoing economic distress has produced layoffs in many industries, and pharma appears to be feeling the pain as well.

Recent layoffs reported in the drug industry include Sanofi (650 sales reps);Novartis (550 U.S. salespersons);Merck (8,000); Wyeth (2,440); GSK (1,000); Schering-Plough (5,500);and Boehringer Ingelheim (200).