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    1. 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...

    2. August 12, 2014

      Intercept surges on liver treatment trial

      Intercept Pharmaceuticals shares surged after the biotech company said results from a mid-stage trial of a treatment for...

    1. FT Alphaville

      August 6, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - The FT & McKinsey books of the year. - Demographics and 2020. - Shifts in US trading partners from...

    2. May 28, 2014

      Cyber attackers ‘target healthcare and pharma companies’

      Healthcare companies have been more vulnerable to cyber attacks in the last year than even the retail industry, which...

    3. May 6, 2014

      Drug companies are built in labs, not boardrooms

      For most of the 20th century ICI was Britain’s leading industrial company. It was formed in 1926 through the merger of four...

    4. April 16, 2014

      Reckitt Benckiser eyes pharmaceutical unit spin-off

      Reckitt Benckiser says it is leaning towards a spin-off of the pharmaceuticals division it put under strategic review in...

    5. April 7, 2014

      India’s Sun Pharma offers $3.2bn for ailing Ranbaxy

      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries has agreed to pay $3.2bn for the equity in Ranbaxy, the Indian generic drugmaker that has...

    6. April 4, 2014

      Meda: nothing to sneeze at

      Bless you! Investors in Meda might have said on Friday. News of an (albeit rejected) approach to the Swedish pharma company,...

    7. FT Tech Hub

      March 19, 2014

      IBM's Watson finds a new challenge: personalised cancer treatment

      For its most promising new technology, IBM has been searching for problems to solve that are both deep and broad enough....

    8. March 12, 2014

      Bayer: high hopes

      The 2014 targets from Bayer: 5 per cent sales growth; growth in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation...

    9. October 22, 2013

      Reckitt paves way for £2bn pharma arm sale

      Reckitt Benckiser has paved the way for the possible sale of its pharmaceuticals arm, which it considers non-core to the...

    10. July 28, 2013

      Ireland’s ‘patent cliff’ poses problems for exit of bailout

      The metal reactors at Pfizer’s 200-acre manufacturing plant in Ringaskiddy that make the drug Viagra are not as busy as they...

    11. July 23, 2013

      Drug companies agree to release details of clinical studies

      European and US drug companies have agreed to share details of their clinical studies with independent researchers after...

    12. April 24, 2013

      GlaxoSmithKline: replacing lost energy

      GlaxoSmithKline is putting away childish things. The pharmaceuticals group’s decision to sell Lucozade and Ribena will cause...

    13. April 2, 2013

      AstraZeneca loses US drug patent judgment

      AstraZeneca’s portfolio of patent-protected drugs has been trimmed back after the pharmaceuticals group lost a legal...

    14. March 5, 2013

      Margins give the little guys a chance

      Margins are an issue of profound importance for any business. But how much scientific thinking is there on the subject? Are...

    15. February 25, 2013

      Reckitt Benckiser: motorcycle maintenance

      Like a motorcycle attached to a creaky sidecar, Reckitt Benckiser is being dragged back by something it does not really...

    16. February 25, 2013

      Ireland ripe for M&A surge, says report

      Ireland is ripe for a surge in mergers and acquisitions as its economy starts to recover, in spite of fears that the...

    17. January 31, 2013

      AstraZeneca warns of tough year ahead

      AstraZeneca’s new chief executive expressed openness to large, “disruptive” acquisitions, while stressing his primary focus...

    18. December 21, 2012

      Young entrepreneurs thrive in Myanmar

      At midnight on the roof terrace of The Street Bar & Restaurant in central Yangon, a DJ mixes rhythmic Myanmar rap with...

    19. December 6, 2012

      Court of Justice upholds AstraZeneca fine

      Europe’s highest court has upheld a €53m fine against AstraZeneca, in a closely watched case that penalised the...

    20. November 30, 2012

      ‘Tis the season to be wary as gifts roll in

      It’s that time of year again. The time of year when the in-trays of procurement managers, regulators, not to mention doctors...

    21. July 25, 2012

      GlaxoSmithKline – eurozoneitis

      The white coats at GlaxoSmithKline should start the hunt for a drug to cure the eurozone crisis. The pharmaceuticals group’s...

    22. June 29, 2012

      Moody’s sees negative ACA impact

      The pharmaceuticals industry gains certainty but will feel a greater financial squeeze as a result of the US Supreme Court’s...

    23. June 7, 2012

      Pfizer to spin off animal health business

      Pfizer, the world’s largest drug company by revenues, announced on Thursday that it would spin off its animal health...

    24. beyondbrics

      May 8, 2012

      Cipla's enlightened self-interest

      The man who battled big pharma is at it again. Yusuf Hamied was branded a “pirate” by some in the pharmaceuticals industry...

    25. May 7, 2012

      Drug uptake and pricing are crucial

      From Mr Stephen Whitehead. Sir, I read with interest John Gapper’s thoughts on the state of the pharmaceutical industry...

    26. May 2, 2012

      Pharma needs an injection of financial engineering

      “You’re going to need a bigger boat,” says the police chief played by Roy Scheider in the film Jaws, when he first catches...

    27. April 27, 2012

      Letter from Lex: Pharmachines

      Drugs and machines do not usually mix well, but the results in the pharma and TMT sectors this week were far from...

    28. April 10, 2012

      AstraZeneca

      The noise at AstraZeneca is the sound of knives being sharpened. The London-listed pharmaceuticals group’s shareholders are...

    29. March 22, 2012

      GSK announces plan to create 1,000 jobs

      GlaxoSmithKline provided swift endorsement for George Osborne’s Budget on Thursday by announcing plans to invest more than...

    30. March 11, 2012

      Hikma targets Turkish acquisition

      Hikma Pharmaceuticals has targeted Turkey as the next area for its global expansion plans, as the drug and injectables group...

    31. February 26, 2012

      Patent losses threaten Irish recovery

      Dublin’s export-led economic recovery will face a big challenge in coming months as several blockbuster drugs manufactured...

    32. February 22, 2012

      Wolters Kluwer in €100m share buy-back

      Wolters Kluwer, the Dutch professional information group, said it would buy back €100m of shares in 2012, as it tries to...

    33. FT Alphaville

      February 20, 2012

      Pfizer weighs plans for $3bn part-IPO

      The FT reports that Pfizer is weighing plans to raise about $3bn this year through a part-flotation of its animal health...

    34. FT Alphaville

      February 20, 2012

      Pfizer weighs plans for $3bn part-IPO

      Pfizer is weighing plans to raise about $3bn this year through a part-flotation of its animal health division, as the drugs...

    35. February 19, 2012

      Pfizer weighs plans for $3bn part-IPO

      Pfizer is weighing plans to raise about $3bn this year through a part-flotation of its animal health division, as the drugs...

    36. February 15, 2012

      European healthcare: Ailments encapsulated

      In the European Commission’s enterprise directorate in Brussels, offices have emptied in recent months as officials who once...

    37. February 8, 2012

      Reckitt to rejig global operations

      Reckitt Benckiser is merging its North American and European operations into a single business run out of Amsterdam in an...

    38. January 30, 2012

      US pharma: keep taking the tablets

      Time to get off the drugs? We’ve had a good time, after all. Over the past 12 months, the average return of the...

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