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Pro-tobacco group Forest Ireland described the measure as ‘gesture politics’ and predicted it would not work. File photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Ireland will become the fourth country in the world to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products, the Government has announced. The measure, whi(...)

The pace of acquisition at the formerly stolid generics player has been bewildering in the 22 months since Watson acquired Actavis.

As the dust settles on Actavis’s latest megamerger, the Dublin-headquartered but US-based group managed to win its first post-M&A battle – (...)

The Commons voted by 376 to 107 last night - a majority of 269 - to give the British health secretary the power to impose a ban on smoking in cars with children present  in England. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Smoking in cars in the presence of children is to be outlawed in England by the end of the year, Downing Street has signalled, after MPs voted overwh(...)