AstraZeneca faces up to bittersweet moment

$500m tie-up recognises neuroscience costs but has greater chance of success

Drugmakers unite to tackle Alzheimer’s

AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly work on experimental treatment

Gilead signs deal with India drugmakers

Tie-up with generic producers aims to give affordable access to hepatitis drug Sovaldi

Tougher UK rules proposed for deal promises

Changes come after failed Pfizer bid for AstraZeneca

US more open to obesity drugs

Novo Nordisk medicine liraglutide given nod by US FDA

Voke Inhaler

BAT nicotine inhaler wins medical approval

Quick-hit product could be on sale in shops next year

Pfizer still eyeing tax inversion options

Chief says rhetoric is empty and predicts political inaction

Scientists unlock secrets of coffee DNA

Research may help produce higher-yielding disease-resistant crops

Sports concussion examinations ‘inadequate’

Advanced test would check for chemicals known as ‘biomarkers’

India revamps intellectual property policy

New Delhi aims to clear patent backlog in face of western concerns

Heart attacks that strike during exercise

Strenuous workouts raise risk but regular gym trips help overall, writes Charles Wallace

Big tax inverters ‘have $21bn offshore’

Medtronic, AbbVie and Applied Materials’ cash piles cited

Sierra Leone plans Ebola ‘lockdown’

WHO approves survivors’ blood as treatment

With Ebola, a little panic is healthy

The conditions of managing this crisis are coming to resemble those at Chernobyl

Volunteers sought for Ebola vaccine trial

TUC warns Cameron on Europe renegotiation

Frances O’Grady raises fears on workers’ rights

Biotech leader move shows Google ambitions

Levinson leaves Roche to focus on life sciences unit

4D Pharma shares jump on trials go-ahead

Two of its treatments are to start clinical trials next year

Battle over ecigarettes starts to heat up

Clamour is growing for concerted regulation of products

WHO warns 20,000 at risk from Ebola

GSK-led consortium to speed up vaccine trials

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