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AstraZeneca seeking deals

Apr 24 2014 14:50

AstraZeneca, the British drugs giant, would not be drawn over reports it faces a mega takeover bid from Pfizer, alongside news that its profits had halved.


Novartis sees net profit jump

Apr 24 2014 11:39

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis has posted a jump in first-quarter net profit, driven largely by the sale of a blood transfusion diagnostics unit.


AstraZeneca profits dive

Apr 24 2014 11:30

British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has announced a halving of net profits in the first quarter, following the loss of exclusivity for key drugs.


Novartis and GSK trade assets

Apr 23 2014 11:09

Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline have agreed to trade more than $20bn worth of assets to bolster their best businesses and exit weaker ones.


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.

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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.

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