Pharmaceutical Sector

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Walgreen Looking Forward to Acquire 55% of Alliance Boots

Walgreen Looking Forward to Acquire 55% of Alliance Boots

Walgreen the major drugstore chain of late faced pressure from the shareholders to shift overseas so as to lessen its tax bill like many other drug companies have done recently. Walgreen was earlier looking forward to become a part of a possible agreement with Alliance Boots GmbH the European drugstore chain.

Novartis Expects major part of Revenue from New Products

Novartis Expects major part of Revenue from New Products

Novartis International AG, a Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company based in Basel, was ranked number one in sales among the world-wide industry in 2013.

On Thursday, Bombay Stock Exchange reported a 2% rise in quarterly sales of the company along with an expected future increase in the revenue of the company with the introduction of their new products.

Shire Gets Ready To Accept New Offer From AbbVie

Shire Gets Ready To Accept New Offer From AbbVie

Shire, the Dublin based drug manufacturer says that it is ready to urge a fresh £31bn takeover offer that came from AbbVie. It is entering into discussions with the firm after it received its fifth bid from the Chicago-based firm.

US approval for Qiagen

US approval for Qiagen

U. S. wellbeing controllers on Friday sanction Qiagen NV's gene-trying pack to recognize those colorectal malignancy patients destined to profit from Amgen Inc's pill, Vectibix, Qiagen said.

Still More to See in Pfizer's bid for AstraZeneca

Still More to See in Pfizer's bid for AstraZeneca

On Saturday, the story of takeover bid of the 63bn AstraZeneca by American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer took a new twist. It appeared that ministers have started discussions in Brussels regarding strengthening UK's capacity to pressurize the American firm to respect its commitment on issues related to jobs and research.

Valeant Gains Following Takeover Bid But Slips Again

Valeant Gains Following Takeover Bid But Slips Again

Wiping out the initial advance that it made during the trading hours, the stock of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. slipped.

Experimental Hepatitis C Drug Registers 95% Success Rate

Experimental Hepatitis C Drug Registers 95% Success Rate

German Researchers have claimed that an experimental Hepatitis Drug has registered 95 percent success rate even in cases of failure of earlier treatment. The drug could be termed as blockbuster but the major issue is the high cost of treatment.

EU backs endocyte ovarian cancer drug

EU backs endocyte ovarian cancer drug

The drug giant, Endocyte Inc. has finally got the approval which was crucial to them from the advisors of EU for their endorsement of ovarian cancer drug Vynfinit.

Tamiflu Reduced Death Risk during 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic

Tamiflu Reduced Death Risk during 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic

After analyzing data from 78 studies that included more than 29,000 patients of all age groups from 38 different countries, it has been found that Roche's antiviral drug Tamiflu has saved lives during the H1N1 swine flu pandemic.

US FDA places Import Alert on Sun Pharmaceutical Plant

US FDA places Import Alert on Sun Pharmaceutical Plant

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, the largest drug maker in India in terms of market value, witnessed a fall in its share price due to an import alert placed on the company by the FDA in the United States. These import restrictions to the United States have been attributed due to non-adherence of manufacturing guidelines in one plant.
 

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