Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Sanofi- Aventis SA ’s hypertension drug Avapro failed to prevent complications such as heart attacks or lower death rates when given to people with erratic heart rhythms in a trial.
St. Jude Medical Inc.’s Durata lead, the wire used to connect life-saving defibrillators to the heart, proved safe and reliable in an independent review that should ease concerns about its use, researchers said.
Jean Coutu Group Inc., the second- best performing pharmacy stock in North America in the past three years, is poised to buy up smaller rivals as it hoards cash amid consolidation in Canada’s retail industry.
Nokia Oyj , the world’s biggest mobile-phone maker, may post its smallest third-quarter profit since 2001, underscoring Chief Executive Officer Stephen Elop ’s challenge to claw back share from Apple Inc. and Google Inc.
Stephen Harper’s government will examine a broad pool of candidates to replace Mark Carney as Bank of Canada Governor, and won’t let a tight timeframe deter it from looking beyond internal candidates such as Senior Deputy Governor Tiff Macklem, according to a person with knowledge of the process.