Judge Thad Balkman ruled that the world’s largest healthcare company had caused a “public nuisance” in the state of Oklahoma and ordered it to pay $572 million (€515 million)

A US judge on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572.1 million (€515 million) to the state for its part in fuelling an opioid epidemic by de(...)

Pfizer is trying to focus its business around more high value, innovative medicines, including spinning off its consumer unit

Pfizer is spinning off its off-patent and generics business UpJohn, and combining it with generic drugmaker Mylan to create a giant off-patent group w(...)

Pfizer has been trying to reposition itself as a smaller company focused on more innovative medicines and vaccines.

Pfizer is expected to announce on Monday that it will combine its off-patent assets with Mylan’s $10 billion (€9 billion) generics business in a stock(...)

The Lumi system includes a video monitor so parents can watch their baby through the app anywhere in the world

Google’s life sciences sister company Verily has created a baby-monitoring system based around “smart nappies”, working with Procter & Gamble’s Pa(...)

Laura Deming: ‘The idea was to starve a worm, mutate it, and then laser its gonads off, which increases the worm lifespan by 60 per cent’

Laura Deming is early for the interview in the restaurant in San Francisco’s hip Mission district, bent over a book. Bathed in the light streaming thr(...)

Apple has recruited Sandy Parakilas to work in its privacy team as a product manager. Photograph: Reuters

A former Facebook employee who became one of the social network’s most prominent critics has been recruited by Apple. Sandy Parakilas monitored soft(...)

A spokesman for WhatsApp said it “has a zero-tolerance policy around child sexual abuse”. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Videos and pictures of children being subjected to sexual abuse are being openly shared on the Facebook’s WhatsApp on a vast scale, with the encrypted(...)

Diane does not look like someone who would drug your venison chilli. She sits on a San Francisco patio, her dewy blue eyes lucid, her blonde, subtly a(...)

In 1994 Jerry Yang and David Filo, two graduate students at Stanford University, create a website called “Jerry and David’s guide to the world wide web”, cataloguing sites.

January 1994: In the early days on the internet - when no one knows what content is out there - Jerry Yang and David Filo, two graduate students at St(...)