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    1. July 29, 2015

      Wanted: recreational drug users with a nose for business

      Wanted: drug abuser who enjoys snorting opioids. Will pay $250 a day. Thousands of recreational drug users are being...

    2. July 23, 2015

      Investors join push for more transparency on drug trials

      Dozens of big investors have backed a campaign by British activists for more transparency in the pharmaceuticals...

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    1. July 22, 2015

      Alzheimer’s breakthrough hopes add to promise of pharma revival

      Hopes of a breakthrough against Alzheimer’s disease have been boosted by encouraging clinical trial data from Eli Lilly...

    2. July 22, 2015

      Eli Lilly raises hopes for breakthrough Alzheimer’s drug

      Eli Lilly has raised hopes for a breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease after unveiling evidence that its...

    3. 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...

    4. July 21, 2015

      UK biotechs dive into a deepening pool

      The plumbing in British capital markets means that homegrown biotech businesses, even those spun out from the city of...

    5. July 21, 2015

      Record fundraising bolster UK’s biotech challengers

      As Immunocore scrambled to complete a $320m private fundraising last week — the biggest of its kind by a European...

    6. July 20, 2015

      Sanofi confident dengue drug will benefit patients and investors

      Divana Silva flinches at the memory of her bout of dengue, a potentially fatal tropical disease that has traditionally...

    7. July 16, 2015

      Immunocore in record European biotech raising

      Immunocore, the Oxford-based cancer drug developer, has secured $320m in the biggest private fundraising by a European...

    8. July 16, 2015

      Drug trial hints at possible way to tackle Alzheimer’s

      In 1974 Mark Pepys, then a young postgraduate researcher, began to investigate the incurable disease amyloidosis. In...

    9. July 15, 2015

      European biotechs rush to list on Nasdaq

      A $245m fundraising by the French maker of a treatment for peanut allergy has highlighted a rush by European companies...

    10. July 14, 2015

      UK’s new biomedical research centre teams up with industry

      Scientists from the new Francis Crick Institute will join forces with GlaxoSmithKline in the hunt for new medicines, in...

    11. July 12, 2015

      Drugmakers premiere summer blockbusters

      Blockbuster drugs are back. A wave of new multibillion-dollar medicines for heart disease and high cholesterol, added...

    12. July 9, 2015

      UK life sciences funding at 10-year high

      Financing for UK life science companies has reached its highest level for at least a decade in an echo of the biotech...

    13. July 3, 2015

      UK gene therapy trial offers hope on cystic fibrosis

      A 25-year endeavour to treat cystic fibrosis by replacing a faulty gene in patients’ lungs has produced positive...

    14. June 29, 2015

      Eli Lilly and Immunocore in cocktail collaboration against cancer

      Eli Lilly of the US is to expand its alliance with Immunocore of the UK in the latest example of pharmaceuticals...

    15. June 28, 2015

      Geneticists’ quest for crisper prose in the book of life

      If the human genome is the book of life, then Crispr technology is its Microsoft Word. The cut-and-paste technique,...

    16. June 28, 2015

      Hopes rise for malaria vaccine as oil companies fund trials

      Two US oil companies are pouring millions of dollars into the trials of a promising malaria vaccine in Equatorial...

    17. 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...

    18. June 25, 2015

      Johnson floats £10bn biotech fund for London

      Plans for a £10bn fund to boost investment in life sciences have been floated by Boris Johnson, London mayor, as part...

    19. June 23, 2015

      Progress in peanut allergy trials raises hopes

      Relief for people affected by peanut allergies could be on the way after breakthroughs by two companies leading the...

    20. June 22, 2015

      Human organ on microchip wins UK Design of the Year award

      The slightly unsettling, but entirely remarkable development, of a human organ on a microchip has won the Design...

    21. June 17, 2015

      Demand for digital talent will change job market in healthcare

      The advent of digital healthcare will fuel the demand for specialised skills in the coming years. From managing...

    22. June 17, 2015

      Society stands to be winner in the race for digital health

      Digital health looks like an idea whose time has come. The rise of digital technology has coincided with growing cost...

    23. June 15, 2015

      Quartet of GSK cast-off drugs soar to a combined value of $5bn

      Four drugs jettisoned by GlaxoSmithKline have soared to a combined value of about $5bn, raising questions over the UK...

    24. June 10, 2015

      South Korea pushes to be new force in pharmaceuticals

      In a brightly lit sealed room at Celltrion's headquarters near Seoul, a man in white overalls and a hairnet squats next...

    25. June 5, 2015

      Cancer treatment: Healing powers

      It felt more like a gathering of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs than a mainstream medical meeting. But the 30,000...

    26. June 4, 2015

      How an online survey added years to my ‘ubble’ life

      Fantastic news. In just five minutes I have taken 15 years off my age. It was so easy. No exercise, no Pilates, no...

    27. June 4, 2015

      Online test claims to reveal chances of dying in next five years

      How many cars do you own? How fast do you walk? How many people live in your household? Have you had financial...

    28. June 3, 2015

      The unhealthily high price of cancer drugs

      If the worst happens, there is one comfort: this is the best time in history to contract cancer. You stand a better...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. June 2, 2015

      AstraZeneca chief warns UK ‘falling behind’ in cancer care

      AstraZeneca’s chief executive has warned that the UK is “falling behind” in cancer care and questioned the government’s...

    32. May 29, 2015

      David Sackett, doctor, 1934-2015

      David Sackett was in his final year as a medical student at the University of Illinois in Chicago in 1959 when he was...

    33. May 26, 2015

      Pfizer and AstraZeneca: one year after deal that never was

      It is a year this week since Pfizer admitted defeat in its £69.4bn hostile pursuit of AstraZeneca. The factors that led...

    34. May 26, 2015

      Boston-based life healthcare technology group seeks London IPO

      A Boston-based healthcare technology company whose board includes high-profile business leaders including Chris...

    35. May 19, 2015

      Circassia £275m fundraising signals revival of UK biotech sector

      When Circassia launched a £275m fundraising last week to finance two acquisitions, the Oxford-based drug developer...

    36. May 17, 2015

      Big Pharma must lose its resistance to antibiotic research

      The sun has started shining at exactly the wrong time. When the weather warms, memories of winter recede. We forget not...

    37. May 17, 2015

      Circassia lauds London for life-science investment

      London is opening up to investment in life sciences, according to the chief executive of Circassia, the anti-allergy...

    38. May 17, 2015

      The Botox initiation of Brent Saunders, Actavis chief executive

      “I was a little ambushed,” says Brent Saunders, recalling how he ended up having his face injected with Botox and other...

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