Mothers wait  with their children  in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, during tests for a  vaccine against malaria. Researchers have said that final clinical trials of a possible world-first licensed vaccine for the disease suggest the jab has the ‘potential to prevent millions of cases’.  Photograph:  Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

Final clinical trials of a possible world-first licensed vaccine for malaria suggest the jab has the “potential to prevent millions of cases”, researc(...)

Swiss drug maker reported first-quarter profits beating estimates with operating income of $3.55 billion. Photograph: Reuters.

Novartis, the world’s biggest drugmaker by sales, reported first-quarter profits that beat analysts’ estimates as the company begins to benefit from a(...)

The development marks the first such success against the strain of Ebola that killed up to 10,000 people in West Africa’s 2014-2015 outbreak. Photograph: Frederick Murphy/CDC/PA Wire

An experimental Ebola drug cured three monkeys intentionally infected with the virus, according to a study published in Nature magazine.The developmen(...)

GSK’s vice-president Joanne Green says her company has built up a valuable intellectual property over the last 15 years in the use of “the unique and distinctive colour purple” on its Seretide inhaler

A major pharmaceutical company has claimed alleged infringement of its trademark entitles it to an injunction preventing the roll-out by a rival of an(...)

Foreign pharmaceuticals companies in China have struggled with regulatory problems in recent years, including more stringent approval requirements

US drugmaker Pfizer has halted vaccine sales in China after an import licence for one of its top-selling treatments expired, dealing a blow to the com(...)

AstraZeneca may have a second chronic obstructive pulmonary disease treatmentan after a study showed an experimental combination of lung drugs improved breathing function. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

AstraZeneca said an experimental combination of lung drugs improved breathing function, potentially giving the UK firm its second chronic obstructive (...)

GlaxoSmithKline has sold half its stake in Aspen Pharmacare of South Africa for 10.5 billion rand (€802 million). Photo: Reuters

GlaxoSmithKline sold half its stake in Aspen Pharmacare of South Africa for 10.5 billion rand (€802 million) to invest in new priorities as the UK’s l(...)

GSK is forming a consumer health joint venture with Novartis, while at the same time buying the Swiss company’s vaccines business and divesting its cancer drugs portfolio to Novartis

GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis said on Monday they had completed a series of asset swaps worth more than $20 billion that will reshape both drugmakers.G(...)

When Londoner Claire Vero noticed changes in her skin in her late 20s, she decided it was time to make “a serious change” to her skincare routine. (...)

SDLP leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell said the so-called ‘Brexit’ possibility transcended traditional divisions on the islands

Uncertainty over Britain’s future membership of the EU is undermining the political stability necessary for prosperity, the annual British-Irish chamb(...)