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The revelation that the valsartan problem likely dates back to changes in manufacturing processes at Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical six years ago suggests many patients could potentially have been exposed to cancer risk.

A common blood pressure and heart drug manufactured in bulk by a Chinese company and sold worldwide may have contained an impurity linked to cancer si(...)

Shares in Novartis were up close to 4 per cent as investors welcomed the news. Photograph:  Reuters

Novartis plans to spin off its Alcon eyecare business to shareholders and buy back up to $5 billion in stock as chief executive Vas Narasimhan refocus(...)

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research building in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photograph: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg

Novartis on Friday touted safety and efficacy of its biosimilar copies of Johnson & Johnson’s Remicade and Amgen’s Enbrel, citing a study it hopes(...)

Vista Building at Elmpark Green

One of the most distinctive office buildings in the Dublin suburbs goes on sale from May 30th. Joint agents CBRE and Colliers International are guidin(...)

There are a number of methods used to edit the DNA of any organism, and it is possible to be highly specific and precise when you go in to  make a genetic change

A quiet revolution is under way in laboratories across the developed world, one that has the potential to do nothing short of altering the course of h(...)

Takeda said it offered had £46.50 (€53.46) a share in cash and stock last week for Shire in a bid to extend its global reach.

Shire shares surged following a report that Allergan is considering a bid for the drugmaker to compete with Takeda Pharmaceutical’s $60 billion (€48,(...)

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Novartis is moving further into gene therapy by buying AveXis for $8.7 billion, adding a rare-disease treatment that could reap billions in sales. T(...)

Multiple sclerosis. A coloured scanning electron micrograph of a microglial cell (orange) ingesting oligodendrocyte cells (pink, branched) in nerve tissue. This  process is thought to occur in multiple sclerosis (MS). Photograph. Getty Images

The development of a “breakthrough” drug for patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) may offer hope for some patients in Ireland, (...)

Pfizer’s Advil  on a drugstore shelf. GlaxoSmithKline has withdrawn from the race to buy the consumer healthcare business that pfizer estimates to be worth $20 billion. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

GlaxoSmithKline has withdrawn from the race to buy Pfizer’s consumer healthcare business, the British company said on Friday, endangering an auction t(...)

Twitter performed well on Thursday after reporting its first quarterly net profit. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

World stock markets remained volatile on Thursday, with Europe initially performing well before poor performance in the US dragged stocks down. Major(...)

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