Top 50 Pharmaceutical Companies 2014

Who are the top pharmaceutical companies in the world and what are they worth in 2014? The Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology continue to dominate the world’s R&D expenditure, with more companies in the top 10 than any other sector. This year, whilst Novartis has knocked Roche from their top spot, individual R&D spends by pharma and biotechs fail to compete with …

Johnson & Johnson’s first-of-a-kind diabetes drug Invokana gets the FDA green light

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have given approval to Johnson & Johnson's diabetes drug Invokana. Invokana (canagliflozin) is the first in a new class of sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors to treat type 2 diabetes to be approved in the US. SGLT2 inhibitors block reabsorption of glucose by the kidney and thus increase glucose excretion from the body. According …