Talk:Amgen

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Removal of certain "key people" from infobox[edit]

  • Chad Carlile: this person is not listed on the Amgen.com website.
    • The inclusion of this person is presumably based on information found in the Fall 2004 APSA Newsletter (see http://www.psychology.sdsu.edu/APSA_News_F-04.pdf) in which his role is described as follows: "Within Amgen, Chad works as a Senior Curriculum Designer at the organization’s headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA. His group is part of a larger training function in the organization that trains new and existing employees on task- and product-specific qualities."
    • Removing this piece of information is a matter of addressing notability of content
  • Mark Hutt, Pritesh Patel: these people are not listed on the Amgen.com website.
    • I have not been able to find information that links a "Mark Hutt" or "Pritesh Patel" or "Hutt" or "P. Patel" to Amgen through basic searches with Google
    • Removing this piece of information is a matter of addressing verifiability of content

Courtland 04:34, 8 November 2005 (UTC)

Article search redirects to AMGEN[edit]

I am wondering if someone might know the reasoning why a search for "Immunex" redirects to this Amgen article? I ask this because Immunex (a Biotech R&D company) was founded in the 1980's and had quite a notable history of accomplishments before it was acquired by Amgen in 2001. If no one has any objections, I would like to set up an Immunex article, which can, of course, redirect the reader to the Amgen article, should they want to read more about the company by whom Immunex was acquired. Does anyone know how I can find out if there was formerly a Wiki article on Immunex? Thank you kindly. Tell someone (talk) 02:00, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Remove?[edit]

This looks more like advertisement than en encyclopaedial article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Siriussounds (talkcontribs) 11:35, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

The way to deal with that is to add more WP:NPOV material critical of the company, maybe in a "Criticism" section. Here's a couple http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/25/health/25amgen.html http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/us/medicare-pricing-delay-is-political-win-for-amgen-drug-maker.html?hp&_r=0&gwh=9634789278CF43115AE6C27876406B86&pagewanted=all --Nbauman (talk) 02:47, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
The article has gone too far the other way now, the criticism section is the largest section of the article. And realistically the Sensipar trial can hardly be considered criticism - clinical trials have deaths. The wording alone is ambiguous; Sensipar is still available for use, it was dosages in children with ESRD that were being tested. Mc8755 (talk) 23:01, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Agreed article is now mainly a timeline that has no NPOV at all. Article needs a rewrite for content and POV — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.44.4.67 (talk) 18:28, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

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Amgen Center for Science Learning[edit]

California Science Center article shows "Amgen Center for Science Learning", another wiki editor thought it was irrelevant on Amgen article and deleted it. Please discuss in Talk if compelled to further discuss this simple addition. Just trying to expand the better an article since another article already mentions it. Neoking (talk) 23:39, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for opening a discussion on Talk. The most important issue I had, is that source does not describe it as a separate building. Separately, it is also trivial with regard to everything Amgen does. Why is it important from your perspective? If there were an independent source about it (coverage in a newspaper or something) you would have a stronger case to make; it is difficult with a source like this to justify it.Jytdog (talk) 23:44, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
Please do work this through, thanks. No reason to get upset, just talk it through! Jytdog (talk) 01:21, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
Here is what the source you are citing says: "The Wallis Annenberg Building houses eight classrooms, administrative offices, a multi-purpose room and the school library. In addition, the Wallis Annenberg building includes over 80,000 square feet for the Science Center’s education division, the Amgen Center for Science Learning." This makes it really clear that the Amgen Center for Science Learning is inside the Wallis Annenberg Building" Now maybe that doesn't match reality (I don't know, i have never been there) but that is what the source you have provided says. Jytdog (talk) 01:23, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
by the way, here is the content you wanted to add: ""Amgen Center for Science Learning", an Amgen Sponsored Building in California Science Center. [1]"
Do you see that you describe it as an "Amgen Sponsored Building"? (I am unsure what is up with the Germanic spelling, and I don't know why you put this in the external links section, and as I said above this would really need some kind of independent sourcing to show it is important enough to give any weight to....) but the key issue is that it is just wrong, based on the source. Jytdog (talk) 01:55, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
Its funny how someone who thinks they are a Wikipedia Editor and don't know how to use Google Maps or MapQuest or the like to verify Wallis Annenberg Building (USC) is 2 blocks North of California Science Center/Exposition Park and not what I cited. But, its ok you can sit and guard dog your page and keep being a WikiTroll, ignorance is an excuse for reverting other peoples work. So you win by default, also its only a small contribution I tried to make. There are plenty of sources showing Amgen contributions. https://students.ucsd.edu/sponsor/amgen/#Other-Amgen-centers and there are plenty of online articles about Amgen generous donation to California Science Center and Dr. Theodore T. Alexander, Jr. Science Center School its easy to make others work but not do the work yourself. You can keep guard dogging your page all you want. Wikepedia is no longer a viable scholarly source due to people like you Jytdog. Its a shame how you feel so strongly about this article, have fun sitting on it. Neoking (talk) 16:50, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
everything in WIkipedia is based on sources. I have reacted to the sources you brought and even quoted it above. You are not dealing with what it says, and I don't know what to do about that. I understand you are not happy with what it says but that is weird because you are the one who brought it. I just don't know what to do with that. Jytdog (talk) 17:53, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

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