GlaxoSmithKline  says it 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. Photograph: Getty Images

A major pharmaceutical company which alleges trademark infringement has been refused an injunction preventing the roll-out by a rival of an inhaler fo(...)

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(...)

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) “will continue to learn” from Chinese experience. Photo: Reuters

A Chinese court has fined British pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline three billion yuan (€380 million) for paying bribes, the biggest fine ever impo(...)

 Advertisement for Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd (ICI) – image taken from the British Catalogue of Plastics publication, 1948. Photograph:  Science & Society Picture Library/SSPL/Getty Images

For most of the 20th century Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) was Britain’s leading industrial company. It was formed in 1926 through the merger of (...)

The rally in drugmakers also nudged US stocks into rising for the sixth straight day of trading across the Atlantic, the longest streak of gains there since September

The market in Dublin rode the wave of resurgence that swept through European exchange(...)

GlaxoSmithKline’s best-selling drug Advair is losing its share of the US respiratory market to competing products from AstraZeneca and Merck as well a(...)

Irish construction firm CRH indicated that it may sell further assets. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks declined from a five-year high as investors weighed corporate earnings and China‘s pledge to boost the role of markets in economic gro(...)

Peter Humphrey and his former client, GSK. Photograph: Reuters

Chinese state television has broadcast a public confession by British corporate investigator Peter Humphrey, who has been held with his American wife (...)

China is stepping up its action against corrupt health officials but the current crackdown involving executives of Glaxo- SmithKline is the highest pr(...)

Shares in pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline rose to the highest price in 11 years after advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration reco(...)