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Shares in EU drugmakers jump

Apr 22 2014 15:00

Shares in European drugmakers received a shot in the arm amid a flurry of activity.


Novartis and GSK in deal to alter drug trade

Apr 22 2014 12:27

Swiss drugmaker Novartis is transforming its business by exchanging certain assets with GlaxoSmithKline and divesting its animal health business to Eli Lilly


Pfizer eyes AstraZeneca drug company

Apr 21 2014 13:43

A report says Pfizer may come back to bid for British drug company AstraZeneca after an earlier takeover approach was rejected.


GSK battling to build new sales model

Apr 17 2014 15:45

Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline - hit by bribery claims in five countries - is to employ hundreds more doctors as it seeks to build a new sales model.


GSK faces criminal bribery probe

Apr 14 2014 12:16

GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors to promote its lung drug Seretide.


'Sun Pharma can nurse Ranbaxy to health'

Apr 13 2014 11:35

Investors are confident that Sun Pharma's $3.2bn purchase of rival Ranbaxy is a great deal, banking on Sun's history of nursing ailing companies back to health.


Govts wasting billions on flu drug - review

Apr 10 2014 14:46

Governments who stockpile Roche's flu medicine Tamiflu are wasting billions on a drug whose effectiveness is in doubt, researchers say.


Adcock Ingram appoints new board members

Apr 10 2014 12:31

Resolutions have been passed at an extraordinary general meeting of Adcock Ingram shareholders to appoint three new board members.


WHO seeks affordable hepatitis C pills

Apr 09 2014 14:16

The World Health Organisation wants a "concerted effort" to drive down the cost of new hepatitis C drugs that offer a cure for the liver-destroying virus.


Sun Pharma buys rival Ranbaxy for $3.2 bn

Apr 07 2014 12:46

Sun Pharma has announced a $3.2bn deal to buy the larger and troubled Ranbaxy from Daiichi Sankyo, ending the Japanese company's costly run as owner.

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Biocon rejects Novartis patent claims

Apr 04 2014 18:45

Indian drug company Biocon has rejected allegations by Novartis that it infringed on the Swiss pharmaceutical giant's patent for a diabetes drug.


Adcock shares mute on CEO's appointment

Apr 03 2014 18:36

Shares in Adcock Ingram hardly moved after naming industry newcomer Kevin Wakeford as its new chief executive.

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Cope loses members to ANC

President of the Cope Youth Movement, Abel Rangata, and three other Cope members have resigned from the party to join the ANC.


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