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    AstraZeneca forced to defend cancer drug deal with Celgene

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  2. April 13, 2015

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  1. April 7, 2015

    Big pharma turns to small biotechs for edge in cancer treatment

    Partnerships between big pharma and small biotech companies have highlighted the scramble for assets in a new category of...

  2. April 2, 2015

    Pascal Soriot takes name off list of Tory business supporters

    The chief executive of AstraZeneca has removed his name from the list of business leaders backing Conservative party...

  3. March 29, 2015

    City accused of failing to back life sciences sector

    One of Britain’s top scientists has accused the City of London of failing to offer the kind of support to the UK life...

  4. March 26, 2015

    Drugs companies unite to mine genetic data

    Several of the world’s biggest pharmaceuticals companies have formed a partnership with Genomics England in the first step...

  5. March 26, 2015

    Jon Moulton-backed biotech company to list on Aim

    A Liverpool-based biotech company, backed by venture capitalist Jon Moulton, will float in London on Friday in a sign of...

  6. March 15, 2015

    Pharma sector hails ‘sea change’ in heart disease treatment

    The pharmaceuticals industry has hailed an impending “sea change” in the treatment of heart disease as it gears up to launch...

  7. March 12, 2015

    AstraZeneca leads the way in drugmaker jump

    Another surge higher for drug stocks put AstraZeneca at the top of the FTSE 100 leaderboard. The last-minute counterbid for...

  8. March 6, 2015

    Going the extra mile to win a $21bn deal

    The Pharmacyclics executives could hardly believe the turn of events. As they gathered on Wednesday at the drugmaker’s law...

  9. February 27, 2015

    AstraZeneca carves out antibiotic research

    AstraZeneca is to set up a standalone company to take over its research into new antibiotics for gonorrhoea and other...

  10. February 20, 2015

    Week in Review, February 21

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. HSBC hit by Swiss raid HSBC suffered...

  11. February 19, 2015

    Centrica leads FTSE lower after profit fall

    Centrica was the biggest faller on the FTSE 100 on Thursday morning after the gas supplier reported a sharp fall in profit....

  12. February 17, 2015

    AstraZeneca lines up pharma critic for board

    AstraZeneca has nominated to its board a US scientist who has tweeted strongly critical views of the pharmaceuticals...

  13. February 17, 2015

    London stocks hit by Greece woes

    London stocks made a weaker start on Tuesday as talks between Greece and the European Union broke down, creating a damper on...

  14. February 16, 2015

    Compound sharing boosts drugs success

    In every science-based industry, the 20th-century model of research and development carried out in closed corporate labs is...

  15. February 16, 2015

    Gene editing comes of healthcare age

    Genetic engineering first became possible with the invention of “recombinant DNA” technology in the early 1970s. But for...

  16. February 10, 2015

    Healthcare: The race to cure rising drug costs

    Since contracting hepatitis C 25 years ago, Lucinda Porter’s biggest fear has been that she would infect someone else with...

  17. February 6, 2015

    Pharma takes a dose of sense from the deals doctor

    Taking the wrong combination of drugs can have serious side effects. The same goes for pharmaceuticals dealmaking. Mix up...

  18. February 5, 2015

    Pfizer: only in America

    M&A begins at home for Pfizer. It may not end there. Jilted by AstraZeneca in 2014 — it had hoped to “invert” into its...

  19. February 5, 2015

    AstraZeneca / Sanofi: inversion

    It looks upside down. Two big European pharma groups reported 2014 results on Thursday. AstraZeneca clocked in with a 3 per...

  20. February 5, 2015

    Pfizer’s $17bn Hospira buy could lead to break-up

    Is Pfizer going through a slow-motion break-up? The prevailing view among many analysts on Thursday was Yes, after it...

  21. February 5, 2015

    Lazard’s M&A advisory revenues top $1bn

    Lazard’s merger and acquisition advisory revenues topped $1bn for the first time in the US investment bank’s history in...

  22. February 5, 2015

    AstraZeneca to pay $600m for Actavis respiratory drugs

    AstraZeneca has agreed to pay $600m for the rights to Actavis’s branded respiratory drugs business in North America as it...

  23. February 2, 2015

    Big pharmaceuticals groups faces biosimilars challenge

    Global pharmaceuticals companies have seen an improvement in their drugs pipelines but the industry is facing a fresh...

  24. January 27, 2015

    Pfizer chief says big acquisition not required

    Pfizer on Tuesday touted its prospects as a standalone company and said it did not need to pursue a big deal, as it warned...

  25. January 19, 2015

    Peter Wallenberg, Swedish industrialist, 1926-2015

    Peter Wallenberg, the Swedish industrialist who has died aged 88, was long at the helm of one of Europe’s most powerful...

  26. January 14, 2015

    AstraZeneca receives fillip from drug data

    AstraZeneca’s hopes of meeting its ambitious growth targets received a fillip on Wednesday from data showing that its...

  27. January 7, 2015

    Pharma takeover battles boost FTSE 100 performance

    Two companies at the centre of takeover battles had the biggest positive impact on the performance of the FTSE 100 last...

  28. December 26, 2014

    Big pharma cashes in as M&A fever sweeps sector

    It was a big year for big pharma as a succession of multibillion-dollar mergers and acquisitions swept the industry. More...

  29. December 22, 2014

    Takeover volumes move to highest post-crisis levels

    Corporate takeover deals surged to their highest levels since the financial crisis this year, with merger and acquisition...

  30. December 8, 2014

    Old drugs put under the microscope

    Seven of the world’s biggest drugmakers will invite UK researchers to take a second look at experimental medicines that...

  31. December 5, 2014

    AstraZeneca wins ‘pay-for-delay’ ruling

    AstraZeneca has avoided a multibillion-dollar damages claim by winning a US court case about deals that seek to delay cheap...

  32. November 25, 2014

    AstraZeneca comes into focus as Pfizer’s cooling-off period ends

    It has been a popular pastime among healthcare investors and pharma executives for weeks: guessing the likelihood of Pfizer...

  33. November 18, 2014

    AstraZeneca fleshes out standalone strategy

    AstraZeneca championed its prospects as a standalone company on Tuesday as it gave more details of its strategy to investors...

  34. November 7, 2014

    UCB caps week of pharma dealmaking

    UCB of Belgium wrapped up another busy week of pharmaceuticals dealmaking on Friday with the $1.5bn disposal of its US...

  35. November 6, 2014

    AstraZeneca: priorities

    $4.20. This little number probably takes up quite a bit of space in the minds of executives at AstraZeneca. Azip, one of the...

  36. November 6, 2014

    AstraZeneca aims to ward off Pfizer by highlighting ‘tax inversion’ risks

    AstraZeneca sought to ward off Pfizer from making a fresh approach for the UK drugmaker by highlighting the increased risk...

  37. November 4, 2014

    Ackman gains ground in fight to force Allergan to sell to Valeant

    Bill Ackman chalked up a big victory in his battle to force Allergan, the maker of blockbuster wrinkle treatment Botox, to...

  38. November 4, 2014

    AstraZeneca strikes deals on cancer drugs

    AstraZeneca struck two deals on Tuesday aimed at strengthening its position in cancer drugs, as the UK pharmaceuticals group...

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