Author | Lois A. Bowers, MA


Pfizer to acquire Wyeth for $68 billion in cash, stock

Pfizer will acquire Wyeth in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at $50.19 per share, or a total of about $68 billion, as of the Jan. 26 announcement of the planned merger. The companies expect the transaction to close toward the end of this year.

Ophthalmology Times Resident Writer's Awards go to three residents

Jonathan Etter, MD, of the Duke Eye Center, Duke University, Durham, NC, won first place honors in the sixth annual Ophthalmology Times Resident Writer's Award program.

Ophthalmology 'powerfully positioned' to change state of health-care system

Ophthalmologists are "powerfully positioned" to lead the effort to improve benefits and outcomes while diminishing costs associated with the health care system, said Institute of Medicine President Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD, in his keynote address at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting.

Dr. Williams named American Society of Retina Specialists president

December 01, 2008

David F. Williams, MD, MBA, has been named president of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS).