GSK cuts guidance as profits slide

Pharma group fights to keep dominance of respiratory drugs market

Working ith tablet computers at a critical care unit, Paediatrics
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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
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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

Net profit falls 23% in second quarter for Dutch group

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

New wearable digital 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

Aids experts among those on Malaysian jet

Up to 100 delegates of Aids conference may have been on the flight

Doctors to put up to 12m people on statins

Use of cholesterol-lowering drugs set to rise under Nice guidance

AbbVie set to unveil £31bn Shire takeover

Latest US group to buy foreign rival as way to lower its tax bill

Novartis maintains forecasts

Pharma group warns of exposure to generic competition in the US

GSK admits to 2001 China bribery scandal

US extends investigation into pharma group’s activities

HCA Holdings buoyed by strong results

Healthcare reform helps revenue as more use Medicaid or insurance

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