Talking Cuts

Johnson and Johnson executives discussed the company's plan to cut 6 to 7 percent of its workforce and Jacob Goldstein at the Wall Street Journal's Health Blog blogged it live. The cuts, once all in place, are estimated to save the company $1.4 to $1.7 billion a year.

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A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

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