ARTICLES RELATING TO PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

Aspen, GSK team up to extend foothold in Japan

2014-10-09 13:24

South Africa's Aspen Pharmacare has teamed up with shareholder GlaxoSmithKline to extend its foothold in Japan, a lucrative market for low-cost medicines.

Allergan approaches Salix to fight Valeant bid

2014-08-20 09:54

Botox-maker Allergan has approached Salix Pharmaceuticals about a potential takeover that could scuttle Valeant Pharmaceuticals' hostile bid for Allergan.

Private equity firms mull merger of GSK

2014-08-04 10:30

Private equity firms are mulling over a $10bn plan to buy and merge older drug brands of Britain's GlaxoSmithKline and France's Sanofi, according to a report.

Aspirin maker Bayer's earnings disappoint

2014-07-30 11:45

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer maker of Aspirin painkiller, has reported a 13% surge in its net profit in the Q2.

Pharma giant Novartis' profits soars

2014-07-17 09:43

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis says its net profits for the first half have shot up by 13%, and has stuck by its forecast of continued sales growth.

Pfizer pledges to ringfence key new drugs

2014-05-14 18:30

Pfizer will ringfence the development of important drugs if it acquired AstraZeneca, rejecting a charge that a takeover would disrupt important research.

Pfizer defends "powerhouse" Astra deal

2014-05-12 16:49

Pfizer has defended the business case behind its plan to acquire AstraZeneca and questioned the UK drugmaker's ability to stand alone.

UK lawmakers summon Pfizer, AstraZeneca

2014-05-06 13:00

Representatives from drugmaker Pfizer and pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca will be called before a parliamentary committee to discuss a potential takeover deal.

Pfizer raises AstraZeneca offer

2014-05-02 11:15

US drugmaker Pfizer has raised its offer for AstraZeneca and says the British drugmaker is reviewing the proposal.

Pfizer chases AstraZeneca for potential deal

2014-04-29 11:32

US drugmaker Pfizer has approached Britain's AstraZeneca to reignite a potential takeover and was rebuffed, raising investor expectations.

 

Adcock shares lift on Bidvest news

2014-08-22 11:03

Shares of Adcock Ingram have surged more than 4% in early trade on news that top shareholder Bidvest Group is looking to raise its stake in the drugmaker.

Pfizer confronts surge of lawsuits over Lipitor

2014-08-08 09:35

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is facing a wave of lawsuits by women who allege that the company knew about serious side effects of its anti-cholesterol drug.

AstraZeneca raises forecasts

2014-07-31 12:19

AstraZeneca has raised its sales and earnings forecasts for the year, showing resilience after seeing off a $118bn takeover approach from rival Pfizer.

Reckitt Benckiser to spin off pharmaceuticals

2014-07-28 12:30

British household goods firm Reckitt Benckiser has decided to spin off its pharmaceuticals division, after a strategic review.

Pfizer move on Astra threatens UK science

2014-05-15 17:45

Pfizer's potential takeover of AstraZeneca poses a threat to British science unless the US drugmaker can give more concrete enforceable guarantees on jobs.

Pfizer could raise $106bn AstraZeneca offer

2014-05-14 11:38

US drugmaker Pfizer has hinted on raising its proposed offer if AstraZeneca would engage in talks, as its boss was grilled by UK lawmakers.

Pfizer presses AstraZeneca case

2014-05-12 11:10

US drugmaker Pfizer has pressed the scientific case for its controversial plan to acquire AstraZeneca as its CEO prepares for a grilling from UK lawmakers.

Pfizer profits decline

2014-05-05 15:08

The effect of expiring patents has pushed Pfizer earnings lower, as the pharmaceutical giant reiterated its interest in acquiring British company AstraZeneca.

Pfizer CEO to pitch Astra deal

2014-04-30 13:15

Pfizer chief executive Ian Read has flown into London to pitch his planned $100bn takeover of rival British drugmaker AstraZeneca.

Pfizer chasing AstraZeneca in $100bn deal

2014-04-28 11:14

US drugmaker Pfizer wants to buy AstraZeneca in a deal that could value its UK rival at over $100bn, creating a new giant on the global pharmaceuticals scene.

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