Small-cap Week, August 29

SkyePharma, Tavistock, Oxaco, and MTI Wireless Edge featured

Abbott denies $25bn bid for St Jude

US pharma group had been preparing financing for a deal

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Groups race to offload pension liabilities

New financial safety standards threaten to push up costs

Breakthrough in search for flu vaccine

Researchers carry out successful animal tests

Why we can exercise but not lose weight

Psychological factors behind a lack of success in shifting kilos

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Cindy Whitehead, advocate of a passion elixir

Veteran of QVC shopping channel has persuasive powers ordinary drug companies lack, writes David Crow

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Spire falls 14% after warning on NHS cuts

Private hospital operator blames decline in patient referrals

Valeant buys maker of ‘female Viagra’

Deal to buy Sprout for $1bn follows FDA approval of drug

Valeant and Sprout — neither hot nor bothered

A modest price for a mediocre drug

Kaz leaps 6% after currency devaluation

FTSE 100 at a seven-month low as metals and mining weaken

Officials call for ecigarette review

Report estimates product 95% less harmful than tobacco

‘Female Viagra’ approval raises concerns

Doctors warn on use of public campaigns to pressure regulators

NHS watchdog warns over antibiotics

Quarter of prescriptions unnecessary, UK health service drugs watchdog finds

Drug pricing comes under the microscope

How do you value life-saving, ‘precision’ drugs?

‘Patent cliff’ hits Medical Research Council

Organisation set to lose millions as UK-invented monoclonal antibodies rights expire

Shire turns up heat on Baxalta

Drugmaker will not raise offer until target opens books

Frances Kelsey, drug regulator, 1914-2015

Diligent doctor who averted an American child calamity

US regional banks benefit in absentia

Investors attracted by their lack of involvement in league tables

GSK closes US site after bacteria found

Temporary shutdown to have no impact on drug supplies, says group

GE to sell health finance unit for $8.5bn

Buyer Capital One aims for bigger role in commercial lending

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