Astellas Pharma Inc. said its OSI Pharmaceuticals subsidiary, along with Roche Holding AG’s Genentech and Pfizer Inc., will terminate a case against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. relating to patents for the cancer drug Tarceva. Settlement terms weren’t disclosed.
Hilary Mantel has won the Costa Book of the Year award for “Bring Up the Bodies,” the first time an author has received that prize and the Man Booker Prize for the same novel. She accepted the honor, which comes with a check for 30,000 pounds ($47,250), during a champagne reception at London restaurant Quaglino’s.
“The Book of Kells” is without much question the greatest Irish work of visual art. It’s fitting that the culture that produced James Joyce’s “Ulysses’’ should also boast a masterpiece consisting largely of luxuriant, sometimes irrelevant, decoration of a text, in this case the four Gospels of the New Testament.