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Takeover battle pushes Allergan to cut R&D jobs

28 July 2014  Business

Besieged by serially acquisitive Valeant, the Botox maker will lay off 1500 staff to propel earnings growth


Reckitt Benckiser to spin out US pharma arm

28 July 2014 Business

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Declining heroin addiction treatment sales prompt divestment as company focuses on over-the-counter and consumer products

Pharma firms rush to escape US tax shackles

25 July 2014 Business

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AbbVie–Shire and Mylan–Abbott mergers both allow US firms to escape to lower-tax European countries

Tata Chemicals to mothball Kenya plant

24 July 2014 Business

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Closure blamed on high energy prices and will mean 200 jobs being cut

Investigators find cause of West Virginia chemical spill  

Holes in uninspected storage tanks led to leak that contaminated water supplies

Albemarle buys into lithium with Rockwood merger  

$6.2 billion deal capitalises on battery market growth

Co-operation keeps contracts coming  

Clubbing together gives contract research organisations more power to win new business in ...

China struggles to speed up drug reviews  

Regulator considers outsourcing reviews, and creates a fast-track scheme for priority gene...

First of a new breed of anticancer antibodies approved in Japan  

Ono claims Opdivo is the first anti-PD1 treatment in the world


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