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(...)

Pfizer and Eli Lilly will resume a late-stage study testing their pain drug tanezumab after the US Food and Drug Administration lifted a partial hold (...)

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sanofi and Novartis have the three top new drugs set to reach the market in 2015, among 11 products each with $1 billion-plus sa(...)

Peter Crosby, CEO of  Mainstay Medical: “2014 has been a significant year for Mainstay.”  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Irish medical devices firm Mainstay Medical said 2014 was a significant year for the company, as it completed a stock offering and pushed forward with(...)

An automated machine works on purification of  hepatitis C virus drug. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Gilead Sciences, whose $1,000-a-pill hepatitis C treatment is one of the world’s most expensive drugs, is avoiding billions of dollars in US taxes by (...)

Zachary Rubin, medical director of clinical epidemiology speaks at a news conference by UCLA Health System and county officials at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. The large Los Angeles teaching hospital has told scores of patients they were possibly exposed to a drug-resistant bacterial “superbug” during endoscopy procedures that infected seven patients. Photo: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

Federal officials warned health care providers Thursday that difficult-to-clean medical scopes inserted down the throat might be infecting patients w(...)

Pfizer has offered $90 per share in cash for Hospira Photograph: Reuters

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has offered to buy Hospira for about $15 billion (€13bn) to boost its portfolio of generic injectible drugs and biosimilar(...)

BPA,  a chemical   found in a range of plastic products, has been found to pose no health risk to consumers of any age.  Photograph: Getty Images

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has welcomed a finding that the chemical Bisphenol A poses no health risk to consumers of any age. The com(...)

The US Food and Drug Administration approved AbbVie’s treatment for Parkinson’s disease, three months ahead of the scheduled review date.The treatment(...)

The upward Iseq movement was helped by a 2.55% climb for one of its biggest stocks, Ryanair. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Concern about the outcome of a Greek election is likely to translate into weeks of nervous equity markets across the euro zone, analysts forecast.Eur(...)