24-Aug-2015 - Pfizer has received the final regulatory clearances to acquire Hospira but the US FTC says it must divests four sterile injectable products.
17-Aug-2015 - An SEC filing reveals Merck has cut 29,160 jobs in five years, and over 2,500 more may be on the way.
17-Aug-2015 - The huge former Ben Venue injectables manufacturing plant in Ohio that became the center of controversy over drug shortages a few years ago remains off line, and the company that...
30-Jul-2015 - Industry headhunters have picked their top CEOs in European pharma, saying the most successful investors keep chief execs in place even through hard times.
28-Jul-2015 - Hikma says its $2.65bn acquisition of Roxane Laboratories will make it the sixth largest firm in the US generics space.
27-Jul-2015 - Teva has struck a deal to buy Allergan’s generics business a week after its persistent attempts to acquire Mylan fell through.
21-Jul-2015 - Celgene will take over a Merck & Co. facility in Summit, New Jersey which had been earmarked for closure.
20-Jul-2015 - Torrent Pharma has added two facilities to its network through the acqusition of Zyg Pharma from the Encore Group.
16-Jul-2015 - Celgene has shelled out $7.2bn (€6.6bn) to acquire Receptos which is developing an oral lymphocyte trafficking agent for multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel disorder.
30-Jun-2015 - The proposed Perrigo merger with Mylan would be of no benefit to either firm in the “highly competitive” OTC sector, according to financial analysts BMO.
25-Jun-2015 - Demand for CNS assets will help break records for pharma M&As in 2015, Neel Patel, VP of inVentiv Health consultancy Campbell Alliance, tells in-Pharmatechnologist.com.
18-Jun-2015 - Ex-Allergan CEO David Pyott has spoken of his “total war” battling Valeant’s failed hostile takeover, and given advice to other pharmaceutical companies on how to deal with activist shareholders.
08-Jun-2015 - Teva has refuted accusations of “meddling” with Mylan’s business in the latest chapter of what one analyst says is a far from friendly, if not hostile takeover attempt.
02-Jun-2015 - Teva has been accused of "playing games" with Mylan by acquiring a 1.35% stake in the generics firm weeks after having a $40bn (EUR36bn) takeover bid snubbed....
28-May-2015 - Merck KGaA is confident it will close the $17bn acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich in mid-2015 despite competition concerns from the European Commission (EC).
19-May-2015 - Endo’s $8bn takeover of Par Pharmaceutical is expected to shake-up the generics sector, while Lupin is expanding its South American network – welcome to In-Pharmatechnologist’s M&A round-up.
18-May-2015 - Pfizer is set to close its $17bn (€15bn) acquisition by the end of the year after receiving the thumbs up from Hospira shareholders.
07-May-2015 - BASF says it remains committed to the pharma industry despite plans to divest its custom synthesis business and around 100 APIs and intermediates to Siegfried Holding.
06-May-2015 - AMRI attributed a robust first quarter to its growing API business and recent acquisitions, and says to expect more M&A activity this year.
28-Apr-2015 - Mylan has rejected an unsolicited bid by Teva and upped its offer for Perrigo, as the ongoing saga in the generics space continues.
23-Apr-2015 - Pfizer reduced costs 40% without cutting jobs at a facility in Sweden using an alternative approach to organisational and cultural behaviour, and hopes to do the same at its newly acquired Austrian...
21-Apr-2015 - A merger with Mylan would “transform the global generics space” says Teva, which has entered a $40bn bid as an alternative to the recently proposed Mylan-Perrigo deal.
21-Apr-2015 - Almost 600 staff at Allergan’s headquarters in Irvine, California, will be laid off in the Botox maker’s latest round of job cuts.
09-Apr-2015 - Mylan has bid $29bn (€27bn) to buy Perrigo in what the firm says will create a company with “unrivalled” manufacturing and supply chain capabilities across OTCs, generics and APIs.
31-Mar-2015 - Columbia Laboratories has licensed a technology for delivering peptides using an intra-vaginal ring developed by MIT scientist Robert Langer.