Advances prompt calls for improved detection and prevention

E2, a protein used by hepatitis C to infect liver cells
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The latest research has enhanced the status of experts in the disease and stirred up political controversy over pricing

Raymond Schinazi

Refugee who fled Nasser’s Egypt to become pioneer in antivirals

A penchant for science has paid off for Raymond Schinazi

Gilead Sciences’ Gregg Alton

Cost of treatment may be barrier for emerging markets

Affordability and regulators are twin threats to progress

Drug cocktails point the way towards relief for all sufferers

In spite of good test results, research continues in an effort to improve the effectiveness of antivirals

Sovaldi medicine

High cost of pills is hard to swallow

US lawmakers’ intervention reflects fear that drug could overwhelm health budgets

Witty comes out fighting GSK’s corner

Chief insists group is strong despite scandal and profit warning

GSK chief floats break-up option

Witty signals willingness to shake up drug group

Boardroom trades July 26

Latest directors’ deals at Sinclair IS Pharma, Ixico, VP and Metal Tiger

GSK investigating Syrian charges

Whistleblower points to alleged bribes for use of drugs

Roche sales hit by strong Swiss franc

Diagnostics unit writedown weighs on pharmaceutical group

GSK stumbles in the final furlong

Advair drug disappoints as group heads into period of transition

GSK cuts guidance as profits slide

Allergan restructuring to cost 1,500 jobs

Botox maker steps up efforts to fight Valeant’s hostile bid

Investors turn sour on US biotech

Flight from sector amid worries over high valuations

Shire chief’s $10m ‘golden hello’

Other senior staff to share $23m in retention bonuses

Technology: Wear your medicine

Wearable devices could signal a radical shift in medical practice

Tax inversion risk threatened Shire talks

AbbVie rounds on US tax laws over Shire

UK drug company recommends £32bn offer from US group

AstraZeneca unveils £330m R&D centre plan

Cambridge facility to house London HQ and Cheshire research staff

Aids experts among those on Malaysian jet

Up to 100 delegates of Aids conference may have been on the flight


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