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  1. 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 – more...

  2. 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 children, in...

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  1. Combating Hepatitis C

    Treatment for the virus is in the midst of its biggest advance for at least a decade a...
  2. Combating Neglected Diseases 2012

    More is being done to tackle ‘NTDs’ as research reveals their impact on countries’ growth...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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 drugmaker...

  3. April 24, 2014

    US e-cigarette groups embark on extra marketing

    Ronald Reagan, Marlene Dietrich and the Marlboro Man were once the faces of US tobacco. Now a new generation of celebrity...

  4. April 2, 2014

    Ameriprise buoyed by hopes of higher rates

    Ameriprise Financial climbed on Wednesday after analysts at Morgan Stanley lifted their rating on the firm to ‘overweight’...

  5. March 13, 2014

    India’s Sun Pharma shares sink on US FDA import ban

    Shares in Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, India’s largest drugmaker by market capitalisation, shed as much as 6.4 per cent on...

  6. March 6, 2014

    FDA warns India on drugs standards

    America’s top drugs watchdog has urged New Delhi to work with US regulators to help raise standards in the Indian...

  7. March 5, 2014

    ‘Cut the sugar’ WHO warns in new guidelines

    One can of regular cola. Or one Mars bar. But not both in one day. Under proposed new health guidelines from the World...

  8. February 27, 2014

    US to overhaul nutrition labels on food

    The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled an overhaul of food nutrition labels that has been more than a decade in the...

  9. February 6, 2014

    Dallas Buyers Club – film review

    Cinema is a place of weird transactions. Filmgoers part with dozens of pounds for the pleasure of eyeballing actors who have...

  10. January 24, 2014

    Ranbaxy shares sink on US FDA product ban

    Shares in Ranbaxy, the troubled Indian pharmaceutical company, plunged 20 per cent after the US banned imports from a fourth...

  11. November 27, 2013

    US bans drug imports from Wockhardt factory

    Shares in Wockhardt, the Indian generics drug producer, dropped more than 13 per cent on Wednesday morning after the US...

  12. November 26, 2013

    Start-ups: regulating expectations

    Start-ups would save the human race if only the Luddite regulators – probably still typing on BlackBerrys – would just get...

  13. November 26, 2013

    DNA test company told to stop selling kits

    23andMe, a DNA testing company that came to symbolise Silicon Valley’s ambition of grabbing a leading position in the...

  14. November 7, 2013

    US regulators move to cut trans fats out of national diet

    US food regulators want to all but ban trans fats, once ubiquitous in fast food and packaged snacks, in the culmination of...

  15. November 4, 2013

    Biotech stock boom risks becoming bubble

    In this year’s record-breaking bull run for US stocks, one industry in particular has been a standout performer....

  16. September 16, 2013

    Ranbaxy shares fall as US says it will seize drugmaker’s imports

    Shares in the Indian generic drugmaker Ranbaxy plunged more than 30 per cent after the US Food and Drug Administration...

  17. September 10, 2013

    GlaxoSmithKline under pressure over threat of US Advair generic

    GlaxoSmithKline’s shares came under pressure on Tuesday after US regulators issued draft guidelines raising the prospect of...

  18. beyondbrics

    August 7, 2013

    Ranbaxy: no help from the rupee

    embed2 News about Ranbaxy this quarter has been generally iffy: guilty verdicts and drops in share price. But poor figures...

  19. July 28, 2013

    S1 Biopharma starts trial of female libido drug

    A new drug called Lorexys, which aims to rekindle sexual desire in women, is beginning a clinical trial in the US. Its...

  20. beyondbrics

    July 25, 2013

    US drug inspectors take Indian generics maker to task

    Shares in Wockhardt, an Indian generics producer, dropped 3.2 per cent on Thursday, adding to a 20 per cent drop on...

  21. July 23, 2013

    US eyes curbs on menthol cigarettes

    US regulators are considering limiting the sale of menthol cigarettes after concluding that the minty-flavoured products may...

  22. June 6, 2013

    Big Tobacco bets a packet on e-cigarettes

    Big Tobacco in the US is raising its bet on the growth of electronic cigarettes to offset the decline of traditional smoking...

  23. beyondbrics

    May 23, 2013

    India's Ranbaxy: another can of worms

    Last week Ranbaxy Laboratories, India’s biggest pharmaceuticals company, must have thought it had at last settled an...

  24. May 1, 2013

    Novo Nordisk/Lundbeck: drugs start working

    The news from Denmark’s sizeable pharmaceuticals sector has been suitably Nordic noir recently. H Lundbeck, beset by patent...

  25. February 28, 2013

    US investigates robotic surgical devices

    Shares of Intuitive Surgical fell 11 per cent on Thursday after reports that the US Food and Drug Administration is...

  26. February 25, 2013

    Reckitt Benckiser: motorcycle maintenance

    Like a motorcycle attached to a creaky sidecar, Reckitt Benckiser is being dragged back by something it does not really...

  27. February 14, 2013

    US regulator approves first bionic eye

    Millions of blind people will be able to regain limited sight after the world’s first “bionic eye” was approved by US...

  28. February 11, 2013

    Novo Nordisk: reality check

    There goes the visibility premium. Novo Nordisk has stood out from rivals in recent years because its growth has been so...

  29. February 11, 2013

    FDA rejects Novo Nordisk insulin remedy

    Novo Nordisk lost DKr80bn from its stock market value after the Danish drugs company failed to win US regulatory approval...

  30. January 23, 2013

    Allergan adds MAP to migraine plans

    Allergan, the US maker of Botox, said late on Tuesday that it has acquired MAP Pharmaceuticals in a $958m deal that will...

  31. January 17, 2013

    Lawmakers demand data on energy drinks

    US lawmakers stepped up their investigation into energy drinks on Thursday, demanding that companies making products such as...

  32. January 10, 2013

    FDA examines pain pill formula regulation

    The US Food and Drug Administration has said it will force generic manufacturers of powerful pain pills to use new...

  33. December 26, 2012

    Group to ramp up support for energy drinks

    Beverage industry lobbyists are preparing to increase support for energy drinks, the highly caffeinated sodas that have been...

  34. Westminster Blog

    December 20, 2012

    Francis Maude defends plans for appointing top officials

    Moves to give ministers more say over the appointment of senior civil servants would not “imperil” Whitehall’s independence,...

  35. December 4, 2012

    Patent expiries trigger pain drugs battle

    Looming patent expiries on powerful pain medicines have triggered a battle for control of the $9bn prescription market...

  36. November 27, 2012

    Monster given a boost from FDA letter

    Shares of Monster Beverage jumped more than 13 per cent on Tuesday as the US Food and Drug Administration signalled that...

  37. November 16, 2012

    Dynavax shares hit after mixed FDA vote

    Shares in Dynavax, the Californian biotech company, halved on Friday in New York, after top advisers to the US medicines...

  38. November 14, 2012

    More claims of energy drink deaths

    Pressure mounted on the energy drinks sector as the US Food and Drug Administration revealed that it had received more...

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