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  1. August 6, 2014

    Sanofi’s success shows benefit of global approach in drugs R&D

    For reasons of prestige as much as profitability, every big pharmaceutical company wants to be known for expanding the...

  2. August 3, 2014

    Private equity eyes drug brands purchase

    Private equity groups are exploring a $10bn plan to buy hundreds of older drug brands from GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi and...

  3. July 31, 2014

    Sanofi predicts ‘wave’ of new drug launches

    Upbeat Sanofi executives raised their full-year earnings guidance and predicted “a wave of new product launches” as the...

  4. June 8, 2014

    Chris Viehbacher shuns deal frenzy as Sanofi focuses on growth

    Chris Viehbacher is not someone who usually likes sitting on the sidelines. Known as a charismatic and dynamic leader, the...

  5. June 3, 2014

    Chief of French pharmaceuticals group Sanofi moves to US

    Sanofi scrambled to ease concern over its commitment to France on Tuesday after it was revealed that the company’s chief...

  6. April 29, 2014

    Sanofi chief executive touts organic growth strategy

    Megadeals are back in the pharmaceuticals industry but Sanofi plans to stay focused on organic growth and bolt-on...

  7. April 1, 2014

    Drugmakers learn to blend commerce with philanthropy in Africa

    Africa has rarely been a source of good publicity for big pharma. But two events this week suggest the drugs industry is...

  8. February 12, 2014

    L’Oréal to use up excess cash by paying dividends

    L’Oréal intends to continue increasing dividend payments as the principal way to use its cash, chief executive Jean-Paul...

  9. February 6, 2014

    Sanofi and AstraZeneca prove upbeat on range of new treatments

    AstraZeneca and Sanofi trumpeted progress towards a slew of new drugs for conditions ranging from arthritis to cancer on...

  10. December 16, 2013

    French police arrest 21 in illicit horsemeat inquiry

    French police have launched raids in southern France to halt the suspected trafficking into the food chain of horsemeat...

  11. November 14, 2013

    Drug manufacturers seek to expand the range of treatments

    Three companies have long dominated the commercial battle over insulin. For nearly a century since it was first developed,...

  12. October 30, 2013

    Sanofi: flu season

    Achoo! It is high season for flu vaccines. But you would not know it from the performance of the market leader. Sanofi’s net...

  13. October 30, 2013

    Sanofi cuts earning guidance as results miss expectations

    Vaccine shortages and slower emerging markets growth forced Sanofi to cut full-year earnings guidance as it reported...

  14. October 11, 2013

    Drug research: caring and sharing

    Which is more important – curing cancer, or malaria? Either will cost a fortune, take a long time to develop and benefit...

  15. October 2, 2013

    Johnson & Johnson: never say never

    Johnson & Johnson will never break up. Its focus on continuity is acute. The current boss has been at the company for 25...

  16. September 29, 2013

    Nestlé scrutinises its L’Oréal stake

    When Nestlé investors gather at the company’s Vevey headquarters for a two-day seminar on Monday, there will be one question...

  17. September 23, 2013

    Bribery claims infect drug companies’ dealings in China

    It began as a rumour on a Chinese social media site in July, but the impact has swiftly spread around the world: allegations...

  18. September 20, 2013

    Investment focus: Europe

    Global brands boost lure of continent Europe is finally showing signs of recovery, prompting analysts to suggest now is the...

  19. September 13, 2013

    Sanofi hints it could repurchase L’Oréal’s stake

    Sanofi, the French pharmaceuticals company, has hinted that it could repurchase L’Oréal’s 9 per cent stake in its shares if...

  20. September 4, 2013

    India approves $1.6bn acquisition of Agila Specialties by Mylan

    India’s government has given the go-ahead for US-based pharmaceutical company Mylan’s long-stalled $1.6bn acquisition of...

  21. August 30, 2013

    L’Oréal boss triggers talk of buying Nestlé’s €22bn stake

    L’Oréal tried to quash speculation that it could buy back a €22bn stake in the cosmetics maker from Swiss food group Nestlé,...

  22. August 26, 2013

    Italian stocks hit by fears of political uncertainty

    Italy’s FTSE MIB underperformed the broader pan-European FTSE Eurofirst 300 on Monday after renewed political uncertainty...

  23. August 14, 2013

    China widens probe into drug pricing and corruption

    Pressure on pharmaceutical companies operating in China intensified on Wednesday as mainland authorities announced a...

  24. August 11, 2013

    China begins probe into Sanofi whistleblower’s bribery claim

    Chinese authorities have launched an investigation into a whistleblower’s claim that staff at Sanofi bribed hospital...

  25. August 8, 2013

    Surgery needed to keep Novartis in shape

    The strength of Novartis is that it does what a big drug company should do: it makes original drugs that cure or ease the...

  26. August 8, 2013

    Novo Nordisk raises forecasts amid demand for diabetes treatments

    Novo Nordisk, the Nordic region’s most valuable company by market capitalisation, raised its sales and profit guidance for...

  27. August 8, 2013

    Chinese drugs industry inquiry widens

    Three more western pharmaceutical companies have been drawn into widening Chinese probes into pricing and marketing...

  28. August 1, 2013

    SocGen tops Eurofirst climbers on strong trading

    Société Générale topped pan-European indices after its second-quarter net profit more than doubled from a year ago thanks to...

  29. August 1, 2013

    Chinese officials visit Sanofi offices amid wider probes

    Chinese officials this week visited a regional office of Sanofi, the French pharmaceutical company, in the latest expansion...

  30. 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...

  31. June 26, 2013

    Colruyt leads European retailers higher

    Colruyt , the Belgian supermarket retailer, was not short of support after better than expected results prompted favourable...

  32. May 27, 2013

    Biotech: it’s back

    If you are an investor in Celgene you can stop reading now. You are already on your own private island, bought with some of...

  33. May 22, 2013

    US doctors paid $1bn by top drug companies

    A dozen leading drug companies paid US doctors a total of more than $1bn last year, according to fresh data revealing the...

  34. May 16, 2013

    Inside Business: Nestlé has time to unwrap L’Oréal stake sale

    Making wasabi-flavoured KitKats for the Japanese market is one thing. Cashing in a 29.6 per cent shareholding in one of the...

  35. May 12, 2013

    Interview: Nigerian entrepreneur Charles Anudu

    Charles Anudu knew by the age of 15 that he wanted to be an entrepreneur, but it would be a decade and half before he...

  36. May 3, 2013

    Sanofi misses profit forecasts

    European austerity measures and US patent expiries helped push first-quarter earnings at Sanofi below consensus levels. The...

  37. May 1, 2013

    Novo Nordisk/Lundbeck: drugs start working

    The news from Denmark’s sizeable pharmaceuticals sector has been suitably Nordic noir recently. H Lundbeck, beset by patent...

  38. April 25, 2013

    Drugs: Researchers seek out man-made alternatives to natural remedies

    Many thousands of years after nature evolved the most effective current treatments for malaria, researchers aim to introduce...

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