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Novartis to cut or transfer up to 4,000 pharma jobs: Paper

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 16:34

The plan affecting up to 6 percent of its pharmaceuticals workforce comes on top of a programme to reduce the number of production sites and is part of a larger drive to cut costs, the newspaper said.

Japan files criminal complaint against Novartis arm

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 10:06

Japan`s health ministry on Thursday filed a criminal complaint against the local arm of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis over alleged exaggerated advertising for a popular blood-pressure drug, the company said.

SC decision on Novartis to benefit poor patients: Pharma cos

Last Updated: Monday, April 01, 2013, 15:09

Novartis, however, said: "This ruling is a setback for patients that will hinder medical progress for diseases without effective treatment options".

Supreme Court rejects Novartis cancer drug Glivec patent plea

Last Updated: Monday, April 01, 2013, 09:27

Glivec, used in treating chronic myeloid leukemia and some other cancers, costs a patient about Rs 1.2 lakh/month, much higher than Rs 8,000 which is the price of the generic drug.