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How to talk about constipation? Forest's new DTC campaign for Linzess will show you

Irritable bowel syndrome is tricky. Symptoms come and go, they vary from person to person, and they're not dinner-table conversation. But Forest Laboratories and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals need to get patients talking about their IBS with constipation--because they have a drug for that.

Pharma sales force took a hit in North America and Europe in 2013, new report shows

Amid new layoffs and plummeting revenues, the pharma sales force continued to decline in North America and Europe in 2013.

Sanofi beefs up social media channels with Spanish Twitter push

Sanofi has added a new Twitter handle to its Iberian lineup, @Sanofifarmacia, designed to create a pool of reference information and help community pharmacies in Spain promote their businesses.

GlaxoSmithKline bribery probe heats up as Polish prosecutors charge 13 people

Polish prosecutors have charged 13 people in connection with the GlaxoSmithKline bribery probe in their country.

If Glaxo's CEO wants to be Mr. Clean, he needs to pick up a broom

GlaxoSmithKline says it's rolling out sales and marketing reforms around the world. Apparently, the changes come none too soon. The British drugmaker opened another bribery investigation, this time in Iraq, to check out allegations that it paid government-employed physicians to promote its products.