Abbott to buy St Jude in $25bn deal

Acquisition of medical devices group resumes pharma merger spree

Four Seasons Health Care : Barrington Lodge Care Home, Bishop Auckland, where the resident chef discusses the menu with two elderly residents. Image from Four seasons website.

Care homes operator in crisis talks

Four Seasons says ‘all options are on the table’

UBS raises $471m for cancer investment fund

Bank aims to supplement work of charities and public programmes

Tony Coles, founding investor, chairman and chief executive officer of Yumanity Therapeutics in Cambridge, MA, USA on 2/17/16. © Bryce Vickmark. All rights reserved.

Tony Coles – mission against Alzheimer’s

Big-company veteran on fundraising and hiring for biotech start-up

Africa life expectancy jumps dramatically

Longevity gains provide upbeat counterpoint to gloom enveloping the continent

Philips likely to list lighting business

Spin-off highlights efforts to simplify the Dutch conglomerate

A strike too far for NHS junior doctors

Pay dispute with government will not resolve funding problem

When something is too good to be true

Cautionary tales about companies with an unhealthy attachment to their innovations

GPs win £2.4bn to ease hospital pressure

Some family practices to serve 30,000 patients in radical shake-up

UnitedHealth quits most Obamacare markets

Group to exit many sites helping consumers with cheap insurance

Prosecutors examine Theranos in cold blood

Authorities probe claims over group’s proprietary testing system

Secret of a world-class biotech sector

UK poor progress has less to do with its flaws than US strengths

J&J to relaunch baby business

Young parents ditch old products in favour of premium natural alternatives

Theranos investigated by US prosecutors

Probe into whether it misled investors over tech capabilities

A drug for those who cannot take statins

Repatha trial indicates it has fewer side effects

Tyrie urges investors to stand ground on pay

Conservative MP points to ‘defining moment’ on excessive rewards

Operation streamed to trainee surgeons

Students with virtual reality headsets watch as if in theatre

China to punish officials in vaccine scandal

Beijing spurred into action by concerns about food and drug safety

Brain implant used to ‘bypass’ spinal injury

New technology restores movement to quadriplegic man’s hands

Ebola’s effect on a nation

Liberia became one of the first regions to be declared Ebola-free


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insulin vials ©Jacob Ehrbahn Combating Diabetes

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An elderly man uses a magnifier to see the descriptions on a pack of medicine at a pharmacy in Dandong, Liaoning province March 30, 2011 ©Jacky Chen/Reuter Health: Emerging Markets


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