| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:20 PM
Botox maker Allergan Inc. of Irvine, which has spent six months fighting a hostile takeover attempt by a Canadian company, is in increasingly serious discussions to merge with Irish pharmaceutical firm Actavis.
If Allergan agrees to be acquired by...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Arrowhead Research Corp. is trying to succeed where major pharmaceutical company efforts have failed in finding a cure for one of the world's most tenacious diseases.
The Pasadena biopharmaceutical company is developing so-called RNAi therapeutics. Such...
| Nov 17, 2014
Twenty years ago Jeff Baker started a promotional product company in a spare bedroom in his home in Indianapolis.
Today, that business, called Noble, has turned into a privately held multimillion-dollar niche product manufacturing company that takes...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Botox maker Allergan Inc., an Irvine company that started as a purveyor of eye drops and grew into one of the most respected pharmaceutical companies in the country, agreed to be acquired by Irish firm Actavis for $66 billion.
The deal thwarts a...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Ingredion said Tuesday its annual sales should hit $8 billion by 2019, up from $6.33 billion last year, as the ingredients-maker pushes to notch more sales from fast-growing specialty products and international markets.
The announcement comes weeks after...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: Recently, my doctor prescribed a 10-day course of doxycycline. I always ask for a generic since I need to pay full price. I was shocked when the pharmacist said it would be almost $65. I took this medication three years ago and I think it cost me...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 1:50 PM
After calling for a routine prescription refill, Craig Elliott got a rude shock: His bill was going up fivefold.
The 44-year-old piano tuner and guitar instructor from Elgin, who has health insurance, used to pay $20 for a three-month supply of his...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 6:41 PM
— Wall Street's big business — helping companies buy other companies — is hotter than it's been in years.
When pharmaceuticals giant Actavis said it was buying Allergan Inc. in Irvine and Halliburton said it would take over rival oil-...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Botox maker Allergan Inc. of Irvine appears increasingly likely to be acquired by a Canadian rival, an analyst said Tuesday.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. has been working for five months to acquire Allergan and its coveted lineup of beauty...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Late last year, medical device maker Zimmer Holdings Inc. made two large payments to Dr. Andrew N. Pollak, chair of the University of Maryland Medical System's orthopedics department.
The payments, one for $47,225 and the other for $45,902, were...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:51 PM
This month, negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership resume in Australia. Officials from the United States and 11 other major economies are meeting to settle the final details of the trade pact, with the hope of passing the final deal by year's...