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Agilent to exit NMR

23 October 2014  Business

Closure of loss-making ex-Varian business gives users investment dilemma


Actavis rescues Allergan with $66 billion deal

24 November 2014 Business

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Deal ends takeover fight with Valeant – but Actavis must still be ‘fairly ruthless’ to justify the high price

Ranbaxy sues over withdrawn US approvals

21 November 2014 Business

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Company says decision is ‘unconstitutional’ and deprives it of hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue

Methyl mercaptan leak kills four workers

20 November 2014 Business

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Cause of accident at US DuPont plant is still under investigation

Russian sanctions hurt chemical industry  

Equipment imports and modernisation hampered by extra administrative burden

Labcorp to buy Covance and enter contract research  

Firm wants to diversify away from diagnostics, but law firm investigation suggests investo...

Lanxess to cut 1000 jobs over two years  

Agrium also cutting 500 positions and divesting underperforming business segments

Perrigo to buy Omega Pharma for €3.6bn  

Deal strengthens Perrigo’s over-the-counter portfolio and pushes strongly into Europe

Chinese buyer resurrects US Boehringer plant  

UniTao will take over manufacturing site scheduled for closure, saving over 200 jobs


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