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February 1, 2009

Pfizer/Viagra's Handy CEO

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Pfizer Buying Wyeth– Reuters video

Pfizer merger poses antitrust test (Journal Inquirer)

Wyeth deal could mean NJ drug industry job cuts (Forbes)

(This BAGnewsNotes slideshow — featuring the images of Getty photographer Mario Tama — looks at CEOs, especially as they come under new scrutiny from the administration and the press. The images were captured at a press conference last week featuring Pfizer CEO Jeffrey B. Kindler and Bernard Poussot, CEO of Wyeth. Pfizer — maker of Lipitor and Viagra — plans to acquire Wyeth for $68 billion creating the world’s largest biopharmaceutical company.)

About the Photographer

Mario Tama

Mario Tama has covered global events including September 11, the war in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq, the funeral of Pope John Paul II and Hurricane Katrina - before, during and after the storm. His work on Baghdad’s orphans was exhibited at Visa Pour L’Image in France and his photographs from Hurricane Katrina were featured in National Geographic, Newsweek and newspapers worldwide. In 2008 he was nominated for an Emmy for his documentary work on Coney Island and won Cliff Edom's New America Award for his work in New Orleans. He has received numerous other honors from institutions including the White House News Photographers Association, UNICEF Photo of the Year, Pictures of the Year International, Care International Award for Humanitarian Reportage, China International Press Photo Contest, and Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards. He studied photography at Rochester Institute of Technology and freelanced in Washington, DC for the Washington Post and Agence France-Presse before joining Getty Images. Mario is based in New York City. See more of Mario's work for BagNews here.

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