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Ebola poses threat to African economies

Foreign investors in mining are increasingly concerned

GSK investigating Syrian charges

Whistleblower points to alleged bribes for use of drugs

Roche sales hit by strong Swiss franc

Diagnostics unit writedown weighs on pharmaceutical group

More NHS trusts suffer financial ailments

Number reported for irregularities soars in past year

GSK stumbles in the final furlong

Advair drug disappoints as group heads into period of transition

GSK cuts guidance as profits slide

Battle to remain dominant in respiratory drugs

Working ith tablet computers at a critical care unit, Paediatrics
©Arno Massee

Wanted: IT expertise with a human touch

Staff with healthcare and technical skills are highly prized but are often hard to find

Apps have wide role in disease management

Mobile health could save money and support the shift to prevention

Illustration of a man laying on a sofa, as he's connected to a laptop via probes
©Oivind Hovland

A suitable case for treatment – but obstacles remain

Technology will play a growing role in care delivery and healthcare management amid rapidly rising demand from patients

Philips looks ahead after weak sales

Allergan restructuring to cost 1,500 jobs

Botox maker steps up efforts to fight Valeant’s hostile bid

Smiths’ chief has ‘unfinished business’

Group is focusing on growing its share of commercial business

Investors turn sour on US biotech

Flight from sector amid worries over high valuations

Shire chief’s $10m ‘golden hello’

Other senior staff to share $23m in retention bonuses

Technology: Wear your medicine

Wearable devices could signal a radical shift in medical practice

Tax inversion risk threatened Shire talks

AbbVie rounds on US tax laws over Shire

UK drug company recommends £32bn offer from US group

Spire listing priced at low end of target

Private hospital group floats on difficult day for London market

AstraZeneca unveils £330m R&D centre plan

Cambridge facility to house London HQ and Cheshire research staff

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