British drugs giant AstraZeneca rejected on Monday a final takeover bid from US rival Pfizer worth $117 billion, saying it undervalued the firm and created uncertainty and risk for shareholders.
The owner of a Miami restaurant chain has paid nearly $10 million for a luxurious beach-front home in the US city once owned by famous Colombian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar.
Peruvian police on Tuesday burned about 11 tons of drugs confiscated in raids in recent months.
German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer, maker of Aspirin, said on Monday it turned in a better first quarter performance than expected thanks to healthy growth driven by new products.
Eight people were killed on Sunday when a fire ravaged a drug rehab centre in Russia's Altai region, investigators said, raising fresh questions about security standards in the country's medical facilities.
Algerian security forces have seized more than eight tonnes of cannabis in the port city of Oran, smuggled from neighbouring Morocco, and arrested six traffickers, the police said.
Aspirin can reduce the risk of colon cancer by half, but only in people who carry high levels of a specific type of gene, a study found.
A series of raids west of Buenos Aires yielded 250 arrests and unearthed firearms and drugs, police said Monday, the second such operation in as many weeks.
The Colombian Army seized 1.3 tons of marijuana worth nearly a million dollars, allegedly owned by FARC leftist guerrillas, it said Saturday.
The National Security Committee of Kazakhstan held a successful special operation against Columbian drug mafia that attempted to extend their business into Kazakhstan.
Italian Kyrgyz drug mule has been caught in Karaganda hallucinating from the heroin leaking in his stomach.
Top Indian drug giant Sun Pharmaceutical Industries said Monday it had agreed to buy its troubled peer Ranbaxy for $4.0 billion in stock, ending its ill-fated six-year control by Japan's Daiichi Sankyo.
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis said Thursday it was replacing the top executives at its Japanese unit over allegations the division hid serious potential side effects of leukaemia treatments from regulators.
US actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died after taking a cocktail of drugs that included heroin, cocaine and amphetamines, the New York medical examiner's office said Friday.
Some 2,000 people demonstrated in support of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in his northwestern home state Wednesday, chanting "release him" following his weekend arrest.
Mexican authorities discovered at least 17 bodies dumped in an unmarked grave outside the western city of Guadalajara after arresting a suspected drug trafficker, a state prosecutor said Friday.
Friends and family of celebrated actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died of an apparent heroin overdose over the weekend, gathered late Thursday to attend a New York wake in his honor.
High-profile Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby could earn millions of dollars for a tell-all story if she is released from an Indonesian jail Friday, with a bidding war reportedly in full swing.
Investigators confirmed Monday that heroin was found in the New York apartment of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died of a suspected drugs overdose.
Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment of an apparent drug overdose on Sunday.
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