July 25, 2014: Thanks to a cautious and strategic approach to its bidding wars, AbbVie (ABBV) persuaded U.K. drug maker Shire PLC to accept a $54 billion takeover in mid-July. The steps that lead to inking the deal made all the difference in AbbVie’s success story.
July 25, 2014: Many of the affected employees have served Novartis for many years. Re-entering the job market will likely prove highly challenging—and stressful—for employees who previously sought employment under different rules and circumstances.
July 24, 2014: The director of a U.S. government bioterror lab that potentially exposed scores of workers to live anthrax last month has resigned, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
July 24, 2014: Paracetamol is no better than placebo at speeding recovery from acute episodes of lower back pain or improving pain levels, function, sleep, or quality of life, according to the first large randomised trial to compare the effectiveness of paracetamol with placebo for low-back pain.