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Roche's Tecentriq, trailing rival drugs, lifts lung cancer survival

3:51pm BST

ZURICH A drug cocktail with Roche's Tecentriq added two months to small-cell lung cancer patients' lives, according to a study, aiding the Swiss group's bid to win approval in a niche disease area before rivals that now dominate the immunotherapy market.

Roche's Tecentriq adds 2 months to lung cancer patients' lives - study

2:00pm BST

ZURICH, Sept 25 A drug cocktail with Roche's Tecentriq added two months to small-cell lung cancer patients' lives, potentially aiding the Swiss company's bid to win approval in a niche disease area before rivals that now dominate the immunotherapy market.

Novartis to cut 2,550 jobs in Switzerland, UK in profit push

11:02am BST

ZURICH Novartis will cut 2,550 jobs in Switzerland and Britain over four years, it said on Tuesday, as the Swiss drugmaker strives to boost profits and focus on new medicines.

Doctors win battle with drug giants over cheaper eye medicine

21 Sep 2018

ZURICH Drug giants Novartis , Bayer and Roche on Friday lost a bid to stop British doctors from recommending a cheaper drug option for people with an eye disease that causes blindness, the High Court in London ruled.

Spark's Luxturna blindness therapy gets European panel nod

21 Sep 2018

ZURICH, Sept 21 A European Medicines Agency panel recommended approval of Spark Therapeutics' gene therapy for blindness, a move that also boosts Swiss drugmaker Novartis that bought the rights to one of the world's costliest treatments outside the United States.

Novartis links bonuses to ethics in bid to rebuild reputation

17 Sep 2018

ZURICH Swiss drugmaker Novartis has revealed its employees only get a bonus if they meet or exceed expectations for ethical behavior as it seeks to address past shortcomings that have damaged its reputation.

Swiss watchdog raps Credit Suisse for anti-corruption failings

17 Sep 2018

ZURICH Credit Suisse failed to adequately combat money laundering in suspected corruption cases linked to soccer's ruling body FIFA and Venezuelan and Brazilian state oil companies, Switzerland's financial watchdog FINMA said on Monday, dealing a blow to the bank's reputation. | Video

RPT-FOCUS-Roche steps up efficiency drive to take sting out of biosimilars

14 Sep 2018

LONDON/ZURICH, Sept 13 Roche, the world's biggest producer of cancer drugs, is stepping up cost cuts in an efficiency drive made unavoidable by competition from cut-price copies of three mega-brands from its famed U.S. Genentech biotech stable.

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At U.N., Trump rejects globalism and blasts Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump used his annual address to the United Nations on Tuesday to attack Iran's "corrupt dictatorship," praise last year's bogeyman North Korea and lay down a defiant message that he will reject globalism and protect American interests.