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    1. February 11, 2016

      Walgreens threatens to abandon collaboration with Theranos

      Theranos has been warned by its partner, the US pharmacy chain Walgreens, that it could pull the plug on their...

    2. January 27, 2016

      Theranos lab risks ‘serious injury or harm’

      Theranos has been warned by US regulators that one of its laboratories poses an immediate risk to patient health and...

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    1. FT Health: Devices and Diagnostics

      Digital technology is unleashing a wave of medical devices to aid in the rapid detecti...
    2. Combating Rare Diseases

      For decades, rare diseases were all but ignored by the pharmaceuticals industry. That ...
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    1. January 19, 2016

      A tragedy at Rennes and the problem of drug trials

      Two recent events have served to highlight the range of difficult questions raised by pharmaceuticals regulation. Last...

    2. Fast FT

      December 21, 2015

      Sun Pharma shares fall 7% after FDA warning

      Shares in Mumbai-based Sun Pharmaceuticals fell as much as 7.4 per cent on Monday after the US Food and Drug...

    3. December 19, 2015

      US FDA warns Sun Pharma for violating manufacturing standards

      India’s largest drugmaker, Sun Pharmaceuticals, said on Saturday that it had received a warning letter from the US Food...

    4. December 15, 2015

      Lack of cyber security draws hackers to hospital devices

      Imagine if simply typing “password123” into a computer did not open your email account, but an internet-connected...

    5. December 15, 2015

      FDA performs U-turn over restriction of pain drug

      US regulators have taken the rare step of reversing a decision aimed at curbing the use of a pain medicine after the...

    6. FT Alphaville

      December 4, 2015

      Relypsa: the next US biotech M&A target?

      StreetInsider.com reports: Merck & Co (NYSE: MRK) plans to make a non-binding offer to acquire Relypsa, (Nasdaq: RLYP),...

    7. FT Alphaville

      November 24, 2015

      Shkreli's new target market: 1100 Americans-a-year

      The name should ring a bell — Martin Shkreli — that smirking chap at Turing Pharmaceuticals who jacked the price of...

    8. November 19, 2015

      Genetically modified salmon approved as human food by US

      US regulators have licensed the production and consumption of a controversial genetically modified salmon. After a...

    9. October 6, 2015

      Express Scripts agrees deal for heart drugs

      The largest pharmacy group in the US has agreed to make two expensive new heart drugs available to its patients, after...

    10. October 6, 2015

      BTG: vein chasing

      British newspapers are fond of lurid stories about foppish wastrels frittering away their inheritances. BTG, the UK...

    11. September 28, 2015

      Patient lobby groups can be a catalyst for new therapies

      It was after learning that their son Hawken, now aged 18, had Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a childhood disease causing...

    12. September 28, 2015

      Incentives can help speed drug delivery

      When praise is apportioned for breakthroughs against rare diseases, the heroes are usually scientists, patient...

    13. September 10, 2015

      US regulators accept ‘chip in a pill’ application

      Smart medicines that tell doctors when their patients have taken them moved a step closer to reality after a company...

    14. September 9, 2015

      Indian drugs: not what the doctor ordered

      Last year, Israeli generics company Teva recalled 40,000 bottles of medicine manufactured for it by India’s Emcure...

    15. September 4, 2015

      AstraZeneca wins FDA approval for expanded use of blood thinner

      AstraZeneca has won US backing for expanded use of a heart drug it is relying on to support the company’s drive for...

    16. FT Alphaville

      September 4, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - bwin recommends £1.1bn GVC bid

      It’s been a long hand, but GVC looks to have trumped 888 in the bid battle for bwin.party. FT Opening Quote, with...

    17. FT Alphaville

      August 21, 2015

      Alphachat: the Chinese economy, and the dodgy Flibanserin (fine, the "female Viagra")

      embed1 We recorded this podcast on Thursday, August 20th. Alphachat is on iTunes and Stitcher, and to give us feedback...

    18. August 19, 2015

      Approval for ‘female Viagra’ raises questions about ‘patient power’

      It has been dubbed the “female Viagra” and on Tuesday it became the first drug for treating loss of libido in women to...

    19. August 14, 2015

      Frances Kelsey, drug regulator who barred thalidomide, 1914-2015

      To be declared the most admired US civil servant sounds like faint praise in a country that much prefers its...

    20. July 29, 2015

      Pharmaceuticals: Prescribing pain

      When Brandon had his appendix removed at the age of 26, his doctor gave him a supply of opioid-based painkillers to...

    21. July 22, 2015

      Amgen and Sanofi to battle for cholesterol drug crown

      Drug regulators have fired the starting gun in the race between Amgen and Sanofi to dominate the first large new class...

    22. June 5, 2015

      FDA panel approves ‘female Viagra’

      It has been dubbed “the female Viagra”. Now, after a long and contentious debate, the first treatment for low libido...

    23. June 3, 2015

      Anne Wojcicki, the freewheeling queen of home DNA testing

      Anne Wojcicki made a special effort to look smart when she addressed a US congressional panel on direct-to-consumer...

    24. March 22, 2015

      Apple and Google stake a claim on big pharma’s turf

      Within 24 hours of Apple launching its platform for health research this month, tens of thousands of iPhone users had...

    25. February 25, 2015

      Pharmacyclics considers $19bn sale

      Pharmacyclics is considering a sale that could value the US cancer drugs maker at about $19bn, according to people...

    26. February 16, 2015

      Regulators streamline drug approvals

      To battle-scarred veterans of the pharmaceuticals industry, regulators can sometimes seem to be the enemies of...

    27. February 2, 2015

      Big pharmaceuticals groups faces biosimilars challenge

      Global pharmaceuticals companies have seen an improvement in their drugs pipelines but the industry is facing a fresh...

    28. February 1, 2015

      Shire gets go ahead to market binge-eating medicine

      Shire has received its second important regulatory breakthrough in two weeks after winning US approval for the first...

    29. December 10, 2014

      Signs of a revival in drug development

      After a long innovation drought in the previous decade, investors in big pharma would be forgiven for wondering whether...

    30. December 10, 2014

      Electrical pulses could replace many traditional medicines

      Imagine a world in which health disorders could be treated by an implantable device that “speaks” the electronic...

    31. December 8, 2014

      Superbug threat drives $9.5bn Merck deal

      The growing threat from deadly superbugs prompted Merck to spend about $9.5bn including debt to buy Cubist, the US...

    32. November 19, 2014

      Ranbaxy sues US FDA for revoking drug approvals

      Ranbaxy, the troubled Indian drugmaker, is suing the US Food and Drug Administration for revoking its tentative...

    33. October 3, 2014

      Guinter Kahn, dermatologist, 1934-2014

      Scientists have been seeking a cure for baldness since the dawn of modern medicine. Hippocrates experimented with a...

    34. September 14, 2014

      Novo Nordisk says US more open to obesity drugs

      US regulators are becoming more open to drugs for tackling obesity, says the chief executive of Novo Nordisk, as the...

    35. July 27, 2014

      Hepatitis C researchers battle to ‘nuke’ the competition

      Idenix has fewer than 100 employees and no products on the market. So what was it that persuaded Merck to pay $3.85bn –...

    36. June 13, 2014

      Shire to test ADHD drug on pre-school children

      Shire is to begin testing its amphetamine-based drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in pre-school...

    37. May 18, 2014

      Side-effects prompt calls to cut use of sleeping pills

      More than 60m prescriptions a year are issued for sleeping pills in the US, generating billions of dollars for the...

    38. May 16, 2014

      Pfizer seeks breast cancer drug approval

      Pfizer is to file for regulatory approval for an important new breast cancer drug in the third quarter, the US...

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