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EU probes Lundbeck for antitrust of generic sales

January 11, 2010
According to Bloomberg, Denmark’s H. Lundbeck faces a European Union antitrust investigation into whether it impedes the sale of generic versions of antidepressant drug citalopram. In a statement the European
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Novartis to buy majority of eyecare company from Nestlé

January 4, 2010
Novartis will purchase Nestlé’s majority stake in the eye-care company Alcon for $28.1 billion, raising its own stake to 77 percent. The drugmaker is pushing further into the eye-care industry,
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Sanofi-Aventis buys US consumer health care company

December 21, 2009
Reuters reports French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis has agreed to buy the consumer health care company Chattem for about $1.9 billion, in a deal that will give Sanofi an over-the-counter
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Honeywell and Pro-Lab sign distribution agreement for laboratory chemicals

December 7, 2009
Honeywell has entered into a multi-year distribution agreement with Pro-Lab Laboratuar Teknolojileri, which will distribute Honeywell''s Burdick & Jackson® high-purity solvents in Turkey, according to a press release statement. Biotechnology
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Pfizer may enter generic drug market in Japan

November 23, 2009
Pfizer Inc. said it might begin selling generic drugs in Japan as early as 2011, as part of its efforts to diversify its operations, reported by Reuters. Like other drugmakers,
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Novartis moving R&D from India to China

November 16, 2009
Normal 0 0 1 172 984 8 1 1208 11.1282 0 0 0 Novartis has temporarily put its Indian operations on hold, while investing $1 billion in China for
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US stops 19 Canada canola meal loads from Cargill

November 16, 2009
Normal 0 0 1 118 677 5 1 831 11.1282 0 0 0 The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) refused 19 shipments of Canadian canola meal from
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Pfizer will sell research center to Monsanto

November 9, 2009
In a press release statement, Monsanto and Pfizer announced that they have entered into an agreement for Monsanto to acquire Pfizer''s Chesterfield Village Research Center located in Chesterfield, Mo.
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Amylin signs weight-loss drug deal with Takeda

November 2, 2009
Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. could potentially receive more than $1 billion from a partnership with Japan''s Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. on potential weight-loss treatments, reports the Associated Press. Amylin, which is based
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Panama: More tainted medicine in 1,155 bottles

September 21, 2009
Normal 0 0 1 184 1049 8 2 1288 11.1282 0 0 0 Investigators said, the death toll from contaminated medicine sold three years ago in Panama could be
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