logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Cardiome Pharma To Axe Jobs - Quick Facts

Cardiome Pharma Corp. (CRME,COM.TO) said it is undertaking a significant workforce reduction, following the recently announced termination of Merck's development efforts relating to the vernakalant oral program. The workforce reduction eliminates all positions focused on internal research activities along with certain supporting functions. The personnel reduction would decrease the total number of employees by some 85%.

The company is likely to incur up to $5.0 million in severance and other charges related to this restructuring over the remainder of the year.

Previously, Cardiome Pharma had announced that one of Hunter's first tasks as interim CEO would be to review all current activities of the company with the immediate objective of optimizing the spend rate. Today's announcement reflects completion of this objective.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Quick Facts

Editors Pick
Leaders of the Senate Health Committee revealed Tuesday they have reached an agreement on legislation to provide short-term stability to Obamacare. Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and ranking member Patty Murray, D-Wash., announced the bipartisan agreement. Activist investor Rudolf Bohli is reportedly targeting Switzerland's second largest bank Credit Suisse. Bloomberg reported that Bohli has 0.2 percent stake in Credit Suisse that comes around 100 million francs or around $102 million. Australia's flag carrier Qantas Airways Ltd. on Tuesday took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, noting that the game-changing aircraft will open up new routes and new levels of comfort for travelers. The new aircraft will enable Qantas to operate Australia's first regular non-stop flights to Europe.
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT