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Jan 22, 2020 01:50PM
Pascal Soriot is the CEO of AstraZeneca (maker of anastrozole). In reading about him: "AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot made headlines when he moaned about the poor pay he took home for 2017, forced to live on about $13 million in total compensation. That made him one of the worst paid — though certainly not the worst — big pharma execs in the world. So he's not likely to be much more excited by the small growth in compensation he had for last year. "The truth is I'm the lowest-paid CEO in the whole industry," he told the Times last fall — words that were widely noted at the time. "You know, it is annoying to some extent. But at the end of the day, it is what it is. I'm not going to complain, but me and Emma (Walmsley, chief executive of Glaxo Smith Kline) are the lowest-paid in Europe and the US." Those words were thrown back at him during the Senate hearings on drug pricing last week. But that's what happens when you get the big money. Or, in this case, not big enough.
and then there is this article:
AstraZeneca to Invest $500 Million in France Over 5 Years
January 19, 2020, 12:08 PM CST
"The investment enables us to further build scientific collaborations in France, ensure our global manufacturing site in Dunkirk can continue to meet the evolving needs of the business, and accelerate new technologies through a new European Innovation Hub," AstraZeneca Chief Executive Officer Pascal Soriot said in a statement. It includes $230 million through 2025 to help build a stand-alone assembly line and two assembly and packaging lines and modernization of existing equipment, which could create around 100 highly skilled jobs. The Dunkirk site focuses on the development and manufacturing of inhaled products to help treat asthma."
AstraZeneca also makes: Crestor, Symbicort, Nexium, Pulmicort, Faslodex, Toprol, Seroquel, to name a few.
I'm sorry, I just get so fed up with the price of drugs!!!!! Thank you for letting me share (and vent), Lisa
diagnosed at 55, DX 10/17/18 IDC Left IIB grade 3 0/2 nodes ER+PR-HER2+, 11/7/18 TCHP, 4/4/19 Left Lumpectomy, 4/29/19 anastrozole (name-brand at CVS with a GoodRX coupon), 6/3/19 Rads, HP done 1/8/20, complete response to neoadjuvant therapy