NEW YORK, Oct 13 - A former Merck & Co Inc employee was sentenced to more than three years in prison on Tuesday for engaging in an insider trading scheme by tipping a friend at Bank of New York Mellon Corp about potential pharmaceutical mergers.
Oct 13 - Women implanted with Bayer AG's Essure permanent contraception device were more than 10 times more likely to require post-procedure surgery than those who underwent laparoscopic sterilization, a study published on Tuesday found.
Oct 13 - Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc said a lower dose of its constipation drug met the main goal of improving bowel movements of patients in a late-stage study.
Oct 13 - Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday a lower dose of its constipation drug met the main goal of improving bowel movements of patients in a late-stage study.
Oct 13 - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Tuesday:
NEW DELHI - Indian regulators are privately pressuring major drug firms to better police how they sell popular codeine-based cough syrups to tackle smuggling and addiction, a move that is reducing supplies of a medicine doctors say is an effective treatment.