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Beginning of an Era: The First Blockbuster Drug, Tagamet

Jie Jack Li

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199737680
eISBN:
9780197563014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199737680.003.0005
Subject:
Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry

Tagamet emerged as the first blockbuster drug when its sales exceeded $1 billion in 1986, three years after its introduction to the market. An anti–peptic ulcer drug, ... More


Hedge Fund Activism, Poison Pills, and the Jurisprudence of Threat

William W. Bratton

in The Corporate Contract in Changing Times: Is the Law Keeping Up?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226599403
eISBN:
9780226599540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226599540.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter reviews the single high profile case in which twentieth century antitakeover law has come to bear on management defense against a twenty-first century activist challenge — the Delaware ... More


The Growth of the Shipping Interests, 1910-1919

Gordon Boyce

in The Growth and Dissolution of a Large-Scale Business Enterprise: The Furness Interest, 1892-1919

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497391
eISBN:
9781786944450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497391.003.0008
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter examines the growth of the Furness Group’s shipping services between 1910 and 1919, as world trade, shipping values, and freight rates escalated after a brief slump. It charts the wave ... More


Life After Privatization

Raj Chari

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199658312
eISBN:
9780191798214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658312.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book offers a theoretical conceptualization of what happened to stateowned enterprises after they were privatized from the late 1970s onwards. Some privatized firms have become todays European ... More


Franklin in London’s Theater of Empire

Carla J. Mulford

in Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199384198
eISBN:
9780199384211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384198.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Franklin’s decades in negotiation with Great Britain preoccupy this chapter. It takes up Franklin’s activities during the years 1757–69, examining Franklin’s life in London and the social and ... More


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