BTG: vein chasing


Life science group is living off its inheritance while it persuades insurers to back a key product

Bristol-Myers settles China bribery claim

SEC said US drugmaker made ‘improper payments’ to boost sales

NHS brings outsourcing surge to a halt

Failed or botched contracts knock confidence in private sector

Patients need faster, cheaper treatment

Scientific advances are not being translated into therapies quickly enough

Light micrograph of blood cells sampled from a lymphatic ganglion in a case of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Charities urge low-income nations to recognise need

Companies and individuals work to educate parents and governments and alleviate suffering

Small-cap Week, September 26

Lonmin, Minera IRL, Assura, and Global Market Group featured

Synergy shares soar on Steris deal boost

Court rejects bid to block $1.9bn purchase of UK healthcare group

Discovery and HLI unite for genetic tests

Partnership lays foundations for encouraging better lifestyles

The NHS: On life support

As British hospitals face a cash crisis, how long can the funding model survive as other services are cut?

Philips to push further into medical tech

Move to seize opportunity in convergence of healthcare and digital communications as populations age

Assisted suicide bill rejected by MPs

Impassioned debate precedes vote against private member’s bill

Scientists give teenage lie-ins the nod

Early starts at school and university throw spanner into body clock

‘RouhaniCare’ set to boost Iran president

Tehran reaps benefits of making health a priority

Oxford’s genes genie

British scientist behind pioneering DNA sequencer

Abbott denies $25bn bid for St Jude

US pharma group had been preparing financing for a deal

Spire falls 14% after warning on NHS cuts

Private hospital operator blames decline in patient referrals

US regional banks benefit in absentia

Investors attracted by their lack of involvement in league tables

GE to sell health finance unit for $8.5bn

Buyer Capital One aims for bigger role in commercial lending

Baxalta chief denounces Shire offer

US drugmaker hints it could enter talks if ‘lowball’ bid is improved

Philips buoyed by US healthcare recovery

Chief warns over the impact of macroeconomic slowdown


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insulin vials ©Jacob Ehrbahn Combating Diabetes

Special report

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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