Pharmaceuticals

Study predicts 2018 flu vaccine will have 20 percent efficacy

20 Apr 2018

Procter & Gamble to buy the consumer health business of Merck KGaA for $4.2 bn

20 Apr 2018

As part of the deal, P&G will acquire a majority stake of 51.80 per cent stake in India listed drug firm Merck Ltd for Rs 1,289.88 crore and subsequently make a mandatory tender offer to minority shareholders

Remnants of antibiotics persist in treated farm waste, research finds

14 Apr 2018

Each year, farmers in the US purchase tens of millions of pounds of antibiotics that are approved for use in cows, pigs, fowl and other livestock. When farmers repurpose the animals' manure as fertiliser or bedding, traces of the medicines leach into the environment, raising concerns that agriculture may be contributing to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

New affordable hepatitis C combination treatment shows 97% cure rate

12 Apr 2018

New class of drugs could help tackle treatment-resistant cancers

11 Apr 2018

A moveable feast: Antibiotics give C. diff a nutrient-rich environment, no competition

29 Mar 2018

As antibiotics fail, global consumption of antibiotics skyrockets, further driving drug resistance

28 Mar 2018

GlaxoSmithKline backs out of bidding for Pfizer’s consumer unit

23 Mar 2018

GlaxoSmithKline has pulled out of bidding for the consumer healthcare business of Pfizer, days after Reckitt Benckiser’s backed out

US FDA issues three observations after Alembi's Panelav formulations facility

21 Mar 2018

New York doctors charged in cash for prescription scheme

17 Mar 2018

Danish drugmaker Lundbeck to buy Prexton Therapeutics in a deal worth $1.1 bn

17 Mar 2018

Many top-selling diabetes drugs in India unsafe for patients: experts

08 Mar 2018

Delhi HC attaches Ranbaxy promoters’ assets to enforce Daiichi award

26 Feb 2018

The court issued warrants of attachment on the assets of Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh, including shares, moveable and immovable property, art as well as debts owed to Oscar Investments and RHC Holding besides asking the Singh brothers to disclose all their assets

Former Philippines president to attend senate probe on Sanofi's Dengvaxia vaccine

26 Feb 2018

Sun Pharma Halol unit gets 3 adverse notices from US FDA: shares rise

24 Feb 2018

Although the strictures will impact Sun Pharmaceutical’s US business, the bourses took a positive view with the company’s shares actually rising, as the number of observations has come from the earlier nine to just three

Daiichi case: thwarted in SC, Singhs may return to Singapore courts

17 Feb 2018

Brothers Malvinder and Shivinder Singh are “evaluating the option to challenge the ... award in Singapore courts” after the Supreme Court upheld a high court verdict that they must pay Daiichi Sankyo $546 million

LyondellBasell to acquire A Schulman in $2.25 billion deal

16 Feb 2018

The combination doubles the size of LyondellBasell's existing compounding business and establishes a platform for future growth with reach into additional high-growth markets

No shortage of stents after price caps as Indian, Chinese firms fill void

14 Feb 2018

NPPA lowers ceiling on stent prices further

13 Feb 2018

The maximum price of bare metal stent has been fixed at Rs7,660 against Rs8,000 earlier and that of drug-eluting stents (DES) at Rs27,890 against Rs31,000 previously

Ranbaxy’s Singh bros must pay Daiichi Rs3,500 cr, rules HC

01 Feb 2018

In a petition filed at the Delhi HC, Daiichi had sought to enforce collection of Rs3,500-crore arbitration award it won at a Singapore tribunal in 2016 against Ranbaxy

Varian Medical to buy Australian liver-cancer treatment maker Sirtex for $1.28 bn

31 Jan 2018

Sanofi to buy Belgian biotech company Ablynx for $4.8 bn

29 Jan 2018

Hepatitis C drug may be effective in treatment of Zika-infected adults: study

27 Jan 2018

Celgene to buy experimental gene therapy cancer drug maker Juno Therapeutics for $9 bn

25 Jan 2018

China’s Sinocare in talks to buy J&J’s diabetes care units worth around $4 bn

24 Jan 2018