From the Wall Street Journal, here's a story that highlights the dramatic changes going on in the depths of big pharma. The feature article looks in particular at Pfizer and a round of layoffs it announced earlier this year -- among the 2,100 people cut was the inventor of Lipitor, "the bestselling pharmaceutical drug ever," according to the story.

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