Allergan, Pfizer Call Off Proposed $160B MergerThe biggest U.S.-based drugmaker, Pfizer Inc., will stay put thanks to aggressive new Treasury Department rules that succeeded in blocking Pfizer from acquiring rival Allergan and moving to Ireland — on paper — to reduce its tax bill.
Pfizer & Allergan Combining In $160 Billion DealPfizer and Allergan will join in a $160 billion deal to create the world's largest drugmaker. It's the biggest health care deal ever and the largest so-called inversion in history.
Pfizer, Allergan In Deal Talks To Create Drug GiantPfizer and Botox maker Allergan are discussing a potential deal that could be the biggest of 2015, a year marked by a rapid-fire pace of megadeals, particularly in health care.
FDA Keeps Boxed Warning About Suicide On ChantixThe Food and Drug Administration is keeping a bold-letter warning on Pfizer's anti-smoking drug Chantix about suicidal behavior and other psychiatric side effects, after reviewing company findings suggesting the drug does not increase those problems.
Pfizer To Begin Selling Erectile Dysfunction Pill Viagra OnlineMen who are bashful no longer have to go to the drugstore to buy that little blue pill. In a first for the drug industry, Pfizer Inc. reportedly says it will begin selling its popular erectile dysfunction pill Viagra directly to patients on its website.
Texas AG Reaches Settlement On Alleged FraudAttorney General Greg Abbott's office announced the deal on Friday with Pfizer Inc. and Endo Pharmaceuticals. Each company will pay $18.1 million and attorney's fees.
New Coupons Aim To Keep People Off Generic Drugs If brand-name prescription medicines cost you as little as generic pills, which would you choose? A few drugmakers have begun offering U.S. patients coupons to reduce copayments on brand-name medicines and compete with new generic versions of the drugs.
Merck: FDA Won't OK Its Combo Cholesterol DrugFederal regulators have decided not to approve a new combination cholesterol drug made by Merck & Co., at least for now.
Pfizer Recalls 1M Birth Control Packs Over Pregnancy ConcernsA manufacturing mix-up by Pfizer Inc., the world's largest drug maker, led to some packets being distributed with the pills out of order. That means a patient could have unknowingly skipped a dose and raised her risk of an accidental pregnancy.