Roche Holding AG may get the first signs at a cardiology conference this month that the Swiss drugmaker can garner $6.8 billion in sales with a pill to combat heart disease by raising so-called good cholesterol.
GlaxoSmithKline Plc agreed to pay about $460 million to resolve a majority of lawsuits alleging the company’s Avandia diabetes drug can cause heart attacks and strokes, people familiar with the accords said.
GlaxoSmithKline Plc agreed to pay about $60 million in the first settlements of lawsuits alleging the company’s Avandia diabetes drug causes heart attacks and strokes in some users, people familiar with the accords said.
Sanofi-Aventis SA , the French drugmaker that made a takeover approach to Genzyme Corp. two weeks ago, said profit may fall this year after U.S. regulators approved a generic rival to its Lovenox blood thinner.
The California Public Employees Retirement System sued former Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. executives and underwriters alleging they hid Lehman’s exposure to subprime loans when they sold the pension fund about $700 million in bonds.