AstraZeneca is to buy U.S. respiratory drug specialist Pearl Therapeutics for up to $1.15 billion, as Britain's second biggest drugmaker steps up a drive to rebuild its product pipeline via deal-making.
Forest Laboratories is trying to avert yet another bitter proxy battle with billionaire investor Carl Icahn ahead of its annual investor meeting this summer, sources said.
Joseph Jimenez, CEO of Novartis, says the pharmaceutical company is investing heavily to introduce new drugs in China as the spotlight shifts from infectious to chronic disease.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports which big pharma companies are leading in the fight against cancer.
Dr. Anthony Coles, Onyx Pharmaceuticals CEO & president, discusses promising results shown with liver cancer drug Nexavar, and reveals other new drugs coming to the market.
Hal Barron, Roche/Genentech chief medical officer, shares several new developments in treating cancer, including some promising results with Roche/Genentech 's Avastin.
“I want to tell you about a new cancer fighting biotech name that’s probably not on your radar screen,” said Cramer.
The spotlight at this year's American Society of Clinical Oncologists meeting will be on data from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Roche, and Merck on a new class of cancer drugs.
In two big M&A deals, Valeant Pharmaceuticals agreed to buy Bausch & Lomb for $8.7 billion, and AstraZeneca agreed to acquire Omthera Pharmaceuticals for as much as $443 million.
Merck inked a $5 billion share repurchase agreement with Goldman Sachs, as the drug giant looks to prop up shareholder value in face of competition from generics makers.
The ASCO meeting scheduled to begin on May 31st could generate a cornucopia of health care catalysts, said Jim Cramer.
Cramer has been looking at long-term losers to see if any show potential. He’s found something.
A 65-year-old couple retiring this year would need $220,000 on average to cover medical expenses, an 8 percent decrease from last year's estimate. But most people estimate just a fraction of that.
Actavis received and rejected a takeover offer from Mylan last week that valued the generic drugmaker at more than $15 billion, a person familiar with the situation said.
The number of women choosing to have preventive mastectomies has risen by almost 50 percent in recent years, and surveys show they are happy with the decision.
Shares of genetic test maker rose 4 percent, after actress Anjolina Jolie said to undergo double-mastectomy, following testing which showed she carried a gene for breast cancer.
CFO Simon Dingemans says GlaxoSmithKline's re-engineered approach to R&D is bearing fruit.
Cramer doesn’t ordinarily recommend fresh IPOs immediately in the aftermarket. This one, however, is an exception.
Under President Barack Obama's health care law, where you live could make a huge difference in what you'll pay for medications.
Massachusetts has had Romneycare since 2006. And, while it's different in some ways from Obamacare, it offers insight into what's ahead for US health care.