Pfizer to cut 500 jobs at Sandwich, UK site
Another 500 jobs are on the chopping block as a result of Pfizer’s cost-cutting measures, this time at the company’s site in Sandwich, UK, where some of its best-known drugs came from.
The cuts are hitting what the company calls its Pharmaceutical Sciences Small Molecule operations there, though some functions will continue at the site “with a different size,” according to Pfizer. The Sandwich site is a core part of the company’s history, and Pfizer says it’s where the antifungals Vfend and Diflucan, the erectile disfunction drug Viagra, and the HIV treatment Selzentry were discovered.
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