Deal would cushion Teva from patent loss

Takeover offer thrusts pillar of Israeli economy into spotlight

Teva/Mylan: brand management

A good market for pharma buyers means a better market for sellers

Teva offers $40.1bn for US rival Mylan

Cash-and-shares proposal continues consolidation in pharma sector

Japan’s Daiichi closes book on India foray

Drugmaker sells its entire 8.9% stake in Sun Pharma

Bristol-Myers cancer drugs shows promise

Phase-two trial finds tumour shrinkage in 59% of participants

C0W49N Several different types of statin statins pills tablets, UK
©Kumar Sriskandan/Alamy

Statin shock: should I now take them too?

Defining who should take heart drugs is controversial

Investors bet on risky biotech start-ups

Silence Therapeutics wins backing from the brave

Mylan dismisses bid interest from Teva

Israeli group’s market value of $66bn is double its US target’s

Small-cap Week, April 18

GW Pharmaceuticals, Asian Citrus, Madagascar Oil and Telecom Plus featured

Alibaba Health: pill pop

Once again, an Alibaba subsidiary gets high

J&J cuts guidance as dollar hits sales

US healthcare group’s results highlight impact of rising greenback

Biotech: Making sense of the science

Big pharma bets huge sums on new drugs as investors fear bubble

Pharma combats diversion of cheap drugs

Gilead tries to stop generics for poorer countries going elsewhere

Week in Review, April 11

Dimon warns on rules; Mylan targets Perrigo; FedEx and more

Mylan makes $28.9bn offer for Perrigo

Dublin-based drugs group says cash-and-stock bid was unsolicited

Biosimilar drugs: spot the difference

The market’s view may be wrong

UN envoy upbeat on progress against Ebola

Too early to declare victory over epidemic that has killed 10,000 in west Africa, says Nabarro

Fund boosts Wales biotech sector

Cardiff government investment fund backs proton beam centre

Big pharma uses biotechs in cancer race

Industry giants forge alliances to push ahead in immunotherapies

Negotiation best path to affordable drugs

Patient advocates and the pharmaceutical industry need each other


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insulin vials ©Jacob Ehrbahn Combating Diabetes

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An elderly man uses a magnifier to see the descriptions on a pack of medicine at a pharmacy in Dandong, Liaoning province March 30, 2011 ©Jacky Chen/Reuter Health: Emerging Markets


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