Swiss drug maker Roche plans to acquire a majority stake in Foundation Medicine by buying a combination of outstanding and newly issued shares.
The JPMorgan health care conference hadn't even officially begun when the first big piece of news of the week hit: Irish drugmaker Shire said Sunday morning it's purchasing orphan-drug company NPS Pharmaceuticals for $5.2 billion.
European shares closed mixed on Monday, with Greece struck by renewed political uncertainty after its politicians failed to agree on a new president.
European shares closed mixed on Friday, with Italian banking stocks and the health care sector weighing on wider benchmarks.
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Germany's Merck KGaA said Monday it struck an alliance over cancer immunotherapy drugs with Pfizer, triggering an upfront payment of $850 million by the U.S. drugmaker.
The U.S. FDA has revoked a tentative approval for India's Ranbaxy to make a cheap copy of AstraZeneca's heartburn drug Nexium.
Alibaba muscled ahead of Wal-Mart by one important measure, when its market valuation surpassed the retailer by revenues. The Financial Times reports.
Drugmakers are racing to develop vaccines and drugs to address Ebola, betting that governments and aid groups will foot the bill.
European shares closed lower on Thursday after trimming losses, tracking U.S. markets which partially recovered after visiting correction territory.
Roche reported third quarter sales of 11.78 billion Swiss francs ($12.29 billion) on Thursday, above analysts' forecasts of 11.58 billion Swiss francs in a Reuters poll.
Severin Schwan, CEO of Roche Group, says the company's "fundamental strategy" has not changed and is looking at "targeted" M&A deals.
Severin Schwan, CEO of Roche Group, says the world was surprised by the "magnitude" of the Ebola outbreak.
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