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

Breakthrough in search for flu vaccine

Researchers carry out successful animal tests

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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

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 fear social media swayed FDA decision

NHS watchdog warns over antibiotics

Quarter of prescriptions unnecessary, Nice 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

GSK closes US site after bacteria found

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

Woodford trust to issue more shares

Popular fund returns 3.1% in NAV terms since launch

Baxalta chief denounces Shire offer

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

Gates joins $120m biotech fundraising

Microsoft founder and Google invest in DNA treatment developer

Malaria vaccines and business travel

Stance on prevention varies between US and Europe

Approved Chinese herbal cure to hit UK

Remedy to be sold in Holland & Barrett stores


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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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