Baxter International’s second-quarter earnings, excluding certain items, were 46 US cents a share.

Baxter International, which last year split off its drugs unit to form Baxalta, beat analysts’ earnings estimates and raised its full-year guidance af(...)

Shire CEO Flemming Ornskov is optimistic about the deal with Baxalta, but can these two very different companies fuel growth? Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Flemming Ornskov had reason to be pleased yesterday. The Shire CEO’s six-month pursuit of rival Baxalta appears finally to have reached a successful c(...)

A combination of Shire and Baxalta would add to the more than $600 billion in healthcare merger deals this year, which has been the busiest in the history of healthcare deal making

Dublin-based drug maker Shire has made a new acquisition offer for peer Baxalta International that is roughly in line with the latter’s valuation expe(...)

Mr Justice Donald Binchy: The High Court was told that a report compiled on the insurer’s behalf by a healthcare professional suggested Ms Prendergast had exaggerated her symptoms. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

A woman has sued over an alleged failure to pay out income-protection payments under an insurance policy after she suffered serious pain. Rose Prende(...)

Dublin-based Shire was itself the target of a failed $50 billion takeover attempt by AbbVie last year.

Drugmaker Shire said on Tuesday it was seeking to buy Baxalta, a company spun-off by Baxter International last month, for $30 billion (€27.35 billion)(...)

Donald Bullock, a former testing coordinator with Atlanta Public Schools, is led to a holding cell after the verdict that found him and 10 others guilty of racketeering. Photograph: Kent D Johnson/Pool via The New York Times)

In what has been described as the largest cheating scandal in America’s history, a jury on Wednesday convicted 11 educators for their roles in a stand(...)

Ireland celebrate their World Cup win over the tournament favourites New Zealand. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 17 New Zealand 14Come here, ever hear the one about the Irish men trying and failing to beat New Zealand in test rugby for over a century befo(...)

The 10-month investigation into the three billion yuan (€350 million) worth of suspicious travel and meeting expenses and trade in sexual favours at GlaxoSmithKline is the highest-profile international case since the Chinese government launched its massive crackdown on corruption. Photograph: AP

Chinese police have charged the British former head of drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline’s China business and other senior colleagues with corruption, after a(...)

Chief Constable Matt Baggott: writing to Norman Baxter requesting him to clarify and expand on claims  he made. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott has attempted to kick to touch serious allegations made by former senior police offic(...)

 Ireland’s Dan Leavy is forced off with a shoulder injury against England at Franklin’s Gardens.  Chris Vaughan/Inpho

There was some mixed news for Ireland coach Mike Ruddock ahead of Friday night’s Under 20 international against Italy at Dubarry Park (7.05). (...)

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