Merck & Co. is set to sell an HIV medication in India by mid-year in partnership with local company Cipla Ltd., a strategy that may help the U.S. drugmaker protect its patent as the Asian nation seeks cheaper generics.
Zara’s celebrity chic helps make its Spanish parent company, Inditex SA, the world’s biggest fashion retailer. Singer Taylor Swift, reality-television personality Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton, Prince William’s wife, have all been spotted wearing the stylish, low-cost brand.
A dispute has erupted within the pharmaceutical industry over how to respond to a government proposal in South Africa to allow local manufacturers to copy brand-name drugs and sell them in the country at a lower cost.
The U.S. Supreme Court , in a ruling that limits the patent rights of research universities, threw out Stanford University’s suit against a Roche Holding AG unit over methods for testing the effectiveness of AIDS treatments.