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Ranbaxy sues over withdrawn US approvals

21 November 2014 Business

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

Cause of accident at US DuPont plant is still under investigation

Russian sanctions hurt chemical industry

13 November 2014 Business

Equipment imports and modernisation hampered by extra administrative burden

Labcorp to buy Covance and enter contract research

12 November 2014 Business

Firm wants to diversify away from diagnostics, but law firm investigation suggests investors are unconvinced of the deal's value

Lanxess to cut 1000 jobs over two years

11 November 2014 Business

Agrium also cutting 500 positions and divesting underperforming business segments

Perrigo to buy Omega Pharma for €3.6bn

11 November 2014 Business

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

Chinese buyer resurrects US Boehringer plant

3 November 2014 Business

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

Platform to expand in agrochemicals by buying Arysta

29 October 2014 Business

Business will be integrated with previous acquisitions for a broad crop protection portfolio

EU warns DuPont and Honeywell over green refrigerants

29 October 2014 Business

Commission thinks cooperation may have been anti-competitive

Judge slashes fines in drug safety case

29 October 2014 Business

Takeda and Eli Lilly’s $9 billion damages in diabetes trial reduced to $38 million

CHF3bn redevelopment for Roche’s Basel site

29 October 2014 Business

New buildings will move employees out of rented office space

Amgen stacks up additional job cuts

28 October 2014 Business

Up to 1100 more staff face redundancy in ongoing restructuring plan

Ineos bets big on shale

27 October 2014 Business

UK profit-sharing plan and transatlantic ethane shipping contracts show company’s commitment to a fracking future

Amgen seeks injunction to protect patents

23 October 2014 Business

Sanofi and Regeneron sued over cholesterol-regulating antibodies

Agilent to exit NMR

23 October 2014 Business

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

EPA takes steps to prevent herbicide resistance in weeds

22 October 2014 Business

US Agency approves spray for resistant engineered crops, but with restrictions and time limit

AbbVie backs out of Shire deal

17 October 2014 Business

Treasury rule changes make inversion ‘too uncertain’ and remove financial benefits

Indian manufacturers hit back over quality claims

17 October 2014 Business

Study showing drugs exported to Africa are substandard prompts backlash from generic drugmakers

Bio-based chemicals on the rise in US

16 October 2014 Business

Government predicts 10% of chemicals market will be renewable by 2015

Endo outbids QLT for Auxilium merger

10 October 2014 Business

Biotech backs out of Canadian deal in favour of increased $2.6bn bid from Endo

EMA finalises trial transparency rules

8 October 2014 Business

Researcher access reinstated, but company redaction rights may cause issues

Actavis boosts antibiotics with Durata buyout

8 October 2014 Business

$820 million deal gives Actavis control of newly-approved intravenous antibiotic

US tax changes ripple into merger deals

8 October 2014 Business

Efforts to curb tax-avoiding ‘inversion’ deals will slow, but not stop, the wave

Becton Dickinson to buy CareFusion for $12bn

7 October 2014 Business

Medical devices merger continues consolidation trend

J&J to buy antiviral specialist Alios

1 October 2014 Business

$1.75 billion deal brings Phase II compounds for hepatitis C and respiratory syncytial virus