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Pfizer acquires Wyeth for $68bn

Read the article Pfizer acquires Wyeth for $68bn (you can do this in the window below or follow the previous link to read the article in a separate window) and then consider answers to the questions below.


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Question 1

Define the terms:

  • merger
  • patent

Question 2

Analyse the advantages and disadvantages of the merger for the two firms.

Question 3

Assess the likely impact of the merger on pharmaceutical consumers.

Question 4

Evaluate the relative merits of small versus large organisations, with particular reference to the pharmaceutical industry.

Extension activity:

Carry out a PEST analysis for the newly merged Pfizer-Wyeth. You may like to research more widely on the web to find out about political and economic factors that are likely to affect the merged firm.