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Xenova/QLT: tackling multidrug resistance

UK biotech Xenova and its North American ally QLT will trial tariquidar for multidrug resistance in non-small cell lung cancer. As long as the results are positive, tariquidar should have a bright future: multidrug resistance is an increasingly serious problem in cancer treatment, and the developers look set to provide strong marketing support.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jul 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Women's health: tamoxifen may do more harm than good

While the drug is undeniably highly effective at treating breast cancer, some of the efforts to use it as a preventative medicine may be more questionable. For many women, the side effects could prove more dangerous than the risk of breast cancer. More studies need to be carried out to determine exactly which groups will benefit from the drug.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Nov 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Weston: best bid for Bestfoods

Published By Datamonitor
19 Feb 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Wendy's: could be in a pickle

Published By Datamonitor
21 Mar 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Wal-Mart: the state of the union

An outlet in Quebec, Canada has become one of the first Wal-Mart [WMT] stores in North America to obtain union certification. Famous for its low prices and infamous for its lower wages, Wal-Mart has long opposed such a move. In light of recent negative publicity, however, resisting unionization could create more woes for the retail giant.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Aug 2004
Expert View
Expert View

Waitrose is extending its international brand reach with new stores and increasing exports

Waitrose has expanded its store portfolio with outlet openings in Jersey and Bahrain during February, with four further Channel Islands stores soon to follow. Meanwhile, the retailer will continue to extend its brand equity in 2011 through the distribution of its own brand products in the US and Canada, as it maintains a two-pronged international development strategy.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Feb 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

Visa and MasterCard: changing the landscape of the Canadian payment card market

Visa and MasterCard have confirmed their interest in entering the debit card market in Canada, which is currently dominated by Interac. This new development will offer the issuers an opportunity to capitalize on new revenue streams. However, any radical changes to the existing payment card infrastructure will likely lead to a negative reaction from Canadian retailers.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Feb 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

V&S Group: cutting through the clutter

After experiencing phenomenal growth during the early days, manufacturers' and consumers' enthusiasm for the RTD market has since waned, especially in recognition of growing market clutter. However, the V&S Group's focus on taste and image in designing Absolut Cut should ensure a positive reception, particularly in Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Apr 2004
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Expert View

US online pharmacies can attract consumers from cross-border discounters

The trade in discounted prescription drugs between Canada and the US has elicited considerable controversy on both sides of the border. Yet recent figures show that sales of drugs via Canadian pharmacies have not been as great as some had predicted. However, as Datamonitor's David Deon explains, pharmaceutical companies could go further by driving the expansion of online prescribing in the US...

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jul 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

US autos: Japan has the power

As Japanese carmakers continue to increase their share of the US car market, the latest strategy is simply to increase the power of their vehicles - and it seems to be working.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jan 2003

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