A modern plague spread by love and fear

Vaccines and experimental drugs are not likely to save west Africa from Ebola, says Wendy Orent

14 Care UK homes face investigation

Private equity-owned healthcare business also under strike threat

Nigeria uses Twitter for Ebola campaign

Vibrant social media spurs community initiative to combat virus

Regulator hits at ‘lottery’ of hospital safety

Standards in 4 out of 5 inspected inadequate or needing improvement

Investors see huge scope as better healthcare is promised in China

Opportunities in sector that is national priority and increasingly a destination for private consumption

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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
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Both medical systems and patients are crying out for care

Chances for investment exist but may not be so simple to grab

Millions join Indonesia’s insurance scheme

Government pay premiums on behalf of poorest 96m of the country’s 250m population

Tax changes roil inversion deals

Collapse of AbbVie-Shire does not herald the end

US tracks people on Ebola patient flight

Obama says US authorities know how to contain virus

Nigeria’s global lesson for quashing Ebola

Rapid reaction and co-operation key to controlling outbreak

Walmart axes health benefits for 28,000

Retailer draws attention to impact of Obama healthcare reforms

Britain’s health service needs treatment

No party dares discuss a looming black hole in the NHS budget

BD/CareFusion: slowing to a drip

More to healthcare than tax avoidance

NHS faces chase for billions to meet strain

Service could need 20 new hospitals because of demand

Hospital takes the pulse of video nursing

Airedale General Hospital supports patients remotely

Salix pulls deal amid US tax crackdown

Collapse of drugmaker’s purchase raises questions on inversions

NHS group wins biggest health tender

Consortium beats Virgin Care and Care UK to win £800m contract

Focus on defence as best form of attack

The stratagem of stimulating the body’s immune system has found its moment

US tax inversion curbs hit pharma shares

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