Merck reported better-than-expected earnings, but sales of its Januvia diabetes treatment fell, raising more concerns about the company's growth prospects.
Consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser is reviewing options for its pharmaceuticals unit.
Andrew Weiss, head of pharma and biotech research at Vontobel, says most products in Novartis' pipeline will face tough competition and incur large marketing costs.
Concerns that flu could mean an increase in staff sick days has prompted some companies to arrange flu jabs for their employees – boosting sales for some drugs companies.
Johnson & Johnson reported better than expected quarterly results on strong growth for its prescription drugs.
Andrew Weiss, head of pharma and biotech research at Vontobel, says Roche's plan reflects the Swiss pharmaceutical giant's strong pipeline.
GlaxoSmithKline has confirmed plans to seek regulatory approval for a malaria vaccine in 2014, boosting hopes that the drug could be widely available within a couple of years.
Merck announced plans to slash an additional 8,500 jobs, and said it aims to cut expenses by $2.5 billion by 2015.
Research shows long-term use of opioids is often ineffective in treating chronic pain, says Barry Meier, New York Times reporter.
There are a handful of stocks out there that the market loves and should take even higher by the end of the year, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Thursday.
Stanley Crooke, Isis Pharmaceuticals chairman & CEO, discusses his company's strategic new partnership in the treatment of neurological disorders using antisense therapy.
After two decades of research, a treatment that slows or reverses the progression of Alzheimer's has proved elusive. The aging of the global population makes the need more urgent.
As resources move to other areas, cardiologists fear the battle against heart disease could stall after advances marked by critical drugs to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
After news that U.S. missile strikes in Syria could come "as early as Thursday," Cramer suggested some sectors that may help investors protect portfolios amid geopolitical turmoil.
FINRA warned Tuesday that scammers have been targeting investors attempting to tap into the growing U.S. marijuana industry.
Aline Plançon, assistant director of Interpol's medical products counterfeiting and pharmaceutical crime sub-directorate, tells CNBC that the largest fake pharmaceutical markets are in Asia and Latin America.
Chinese authorities have visited a site operated by Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk, the latest evidence of a widening investigation into Western drugmakers.
Leonard Schleifer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals president and CEO, breaks down the company's better-than-expected earnings, and positive results from its phase three trials of a drug designed to improve vision in patients with diabetic macular edema.
Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case.
Procter & Gamble posts earnings of 79 cents a share vs. 77 cents estimate.