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    1. August 18, 2016

      The value of local lessons in tackling global killer diseases

      The outbreak of the Zika virus has become an issue of global concern. And rightly so: such communicable diseases must...

    2. July 28, 2016

      US-UK partnership to tackle antibiotic resistance

      A US-UK public-private partnership will spend hundreds of millions of dollars over five years to tackle antibiotic...

    Special Reports

    1. FT Health: Transatlantic Healthcare

      Drug regulators and producers are responding to the globalisation of the industry by l...
    2. FT Health: Vaccines

      In today’s connected world, where outbreaks of infectious disease can spread faster th...
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    1. July 7, 2016

      Rentokil benefits from fall in sterling

      Shares in pest buster Rentokil hit a 12-year high on Thursday after the FTSE 250 company said its profit for 2016 would...

    2. June 6, 2016

      Price of cancer drugs vastly higher in US, according to study

      The price of cancer drugs in the US is vastly higher than in other nations, according to new research that shines a...

    3. June 5, 2016

      New cancer drugs target deadliest forms of the disease

      Johnson & Johnson, AbbVie and other large pharmaceutical companies on Sunday unveiled research showing that their drugs...

    4. June 1, 2016

      Cancer doctors face next drug challenge

      More than 30,000 doctors and scientists will gather in Chicago this weekend for the biggest annual meeting of cancer...

    5. May 27, 2016

      Blood cancer drug trial results boost Roche

      Positive results from the trial of a new blood cancer drug have boosted investor confidence in Roche’s ability to...

    6. May 22, 2016

      World Bank launches first insurance market for pandemic risk

      Outbreaks of diseases such as ebola will trigger a $500m fund to help countries and health agencies fight infection...

    7. May 16, 2016

      US v UK: A transatlantic infographic on two healthcare systems

      Read the whole story here...

    8. April 25, 2016

      Race for universal flu vaccine gathers pace

      Every year millions of people head to their doctors’ surgeries to roll up their sleeves and receive their annual flu...

    9. April 24, 2016

      Scientists zero in on mosquito DNA to repel malaria transmission

      Researchers are waging war against malaria on two broad fronts. One is development of drugs and vaccines against...

    10. April 24, 2016

      Africa’s anti-malaria net makers face tough market

      Logic would suggest that A to Z Textile Mills is a company in the right place at the right time. This family-owned...

    11. April 24, 2016

      ‘Malaria bond’ set to play innovative role in fundraising

      In January, the UK government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced funding of £3bn over the next five...

    12. April 24, 2016

      Mobile phone data help contain human spread of malaria

      Namibia is one of the driest places on earth, with large tracts of its often desert landscape having less than 50mm of...

    13. April 24, 2016

      Industry wants WHO to speed malaria testing regime

      Hilary Ranson is concerned about data that defy the longstanding trend in Africa that the use of insecticide-treated...

    14. April 15, 2016

      Sanofi wins WHO support for dengue fever vaccine

      Sanofi has won backing from World Health Organisation experts for its dengue fever vaccine, providing an important...

    15. February 11, 2016

      Neanderthal DNA linked to disease in humans

      The Neanderthal DNA inherited by modern Europeans and Asians has wide-ranging clinical consequences, from mental...

    16. February 5, 2016

      Biden’s ‘moonshot’ mission

      A couple of weeks ago I wriggled my way into an overcrowded conference room at the World Economic Forum in Davos to...

    17. January 26, 2016

      The hunt for Zika’s link to the lost children of the Americas

      The photographs of the Brazilian babies, their small, distorted faces peering out from the laps of their parents are...

    18. January 25, 2016

      WHO issues warning over ‘explosive spread’ of Zika virus

      The fast-spreading Zika virus, which is believed to cause birth defects, has already reached 21 countries in Central...

    19. December 10, 2015

      Tobacco groups challenge plain-pack rules

      Four of the world’s largest tobacco groups have begun a high-profile legal challenge against the government on the...

    20. December 3, 2015

      Pre-exposure drug is new HIV front line

      When sexual health professionals marked the 27th annual World Aids Day earlier this week there was much to celebrate. A...

    21. November 22, 2015

      Ebola and other lethal diseases remain a threat

      The world’s attention may have turned elsewhere, but the threat of Ebola in Africa — and of other lethal infections...

    22. November 11, 2015

      Medical researchers herald an app-driven revolution

      Stanley Shaw, a researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, recalls the difficulty most scientists once...

    23. November 3, 2015

      White, middle-aged, uneducated and dying

      Drug and alcohol abuse and mental health issues in the US are contributing to an alarming surge in deaths among white...

    24. November 2, 2015

      Software eases pain of drug discovery

      Scientists at Inventiva, a drug-discovery company, used to spend long hours collecting data manually from the machines...

    25. October 8, 2015

      Scientists sniffy over £600m flu medicines

      Ministers have been warned that doctors have “no idea” whether flu treatments stockpiled by the UK government at a cost...

    26. October 5, 2015

      Discoverers of anti-parasite drugs win Nobel Prize

      The Nobel Prize for medicine has been shared between three scientists for groundbreaking work on key drugs used to...

    27. Lawrence Summers

      September 24, 2015

      The importance of global health investment

      One of the things I am proudest of having done in Washington was having the idea as chief economist of the World Bank...

    28. September 22, 2015

      The real cost of high pharmaceutical prices

      High drug prices are at best a necessary evil. A world that wants new remedies to be discovered must allow...

    29. September 9, 2015

      First evidence of Alzheimer’s transmission between people

      The first evidence has emerged that clinical features of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia, can be...

    30. September 3, 2015

      Jamie Oliver back on campaign trail with ‘absolute war’ on sugar

      Jamie Oliver faced accusations of the pot calling the kettle black on Thursday as the celebrity chef released a...

    31. July 19, 2015

      Pharmaceuticals: Brain power

      Garbed in white lab coat and goggles, a young scientist carefully cuts a mouse’s brain into wafer thin slices. She adds...

    32. July 17, 2015

      Britons advised to halve sugar intake

      Britons should cut their sugar intake by more than half for the sake of their health, according to scientific advice...

    33. June 25, 2015

      Private equity eyes North Africa healthcare

      Private equity groups are increasingly eyeing opportunities in North Africa’s healthcare market, attracted by expanding...

    34. June 25, 2015

      UN-backed report warns against complacency in fight against Aids

      Peter Piot has spent much of the past year focused on Ebola — the virus he helped discover as a young Belgian...

    35. June 8, 2015

      South Korea struggles to explain spread of Mers virus

      A sudden outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome in South Korea has put the spotlight back on a disease that had...

    36. June 8, 2015

      Surveillance is the best defence against a border-breaching virus

      Respiratory diseases have a Houdini-esque habit of escaping their neatly labelled boxes. Swine flu crossed from pigs...

    37. June 4, 2015

      Mers outbreak hits South Korea

      Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, which has killed more than 430 since the first case was reported in Saudi Arabia in...

    38. June 2, 2015

      The dilemmas thrown up by the war on cancer

      Developing a drug is an expensive endeavour. The cost of research, testing and development often runs into the...

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