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    1. April 25, 2016

      Drug prices: Tweaking the formula

      What is the value of a human life? It is one of the most fraught questions in public policy as governments around the...

    2. April 25, 2016

      Migrant camp measles outbreaks spark fears of health crisis

      The sun is falling over the Grande-Synthe migrant and refugee camp in a suburb of Dunkirk in northern France. Omar,...

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    1. FT Health: Vaccines

      In today’s connected world, where outbreaks of infectious disease can spread faster th...
    2. Combating Malaria

      Malaria kills more than 400,000 people a year, most of them children in Africa. New we...
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    1. April 25, 2016

      Vaccine development needs global alliance

      Who has saved the most lives in human history? Claims can be made for various scientific pioneers and political...

    2. April 25, 2016

      Global health scares spur scientific innovation

      It was just a few months ago that the Zika virus was declared a global health threat, but already there are five...

    3. April 24, 2016

      Big Pharma hunts for malaria drugs to fight mosquito resistance

      China’s first Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine was 419 years in the making. Tu Youyou, an 85 year-old chemist,...

    4. April 19, 2016

      Roche ‘very optimistic’ on prospects for new cancer drugs

      Roche said its efforts to catch up with Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb in cancer immunotherapies was on track as fresh...

    5. April 19, 2016

      The secret of a world-class biotech sector

      Britain, it is often said, has world-class science but too few world-class science-based companies. Nowhere is this...

    6. April 18, 2016

      Superhumans show that biology is not always destiny

      Somewhere in the world are 13 people in whose hands — or, rather, bodies — the future of medicine may lie. These...

    7. April 17, 2016

      Copycat drugmakers team up to help UK make more use of cheaper drugs

      Taxpayers and patients are losing out from Britain’s slow uptake of a new category of copycat medicines that promise...

    8. 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...

    9. April 14, 2016

      Cutting edge virtual reality streams live operation to trainees

      An operation to remove the tumour from a man with colon cancer was streamed live to trainee surgeons through virtual...

    10. April 13, 2016

      Brain implant used to ‘bypass’ spinal injury

      A quadriplegic man has had movement restored in his hands using electrical signals recorded by an implant in his brain...

    11. April 4, 2016

      Sanofi to launch dengue mass vaccination programme

      Sanofi will launch the world’s first mass vaccination programme for dengue fever in the Philippines on Monday, bringing...

    12. April 3, 2016

      Drugmakers race to prescribe preventive migraine remedies

      Migraines are one of the most common illnesses worldwide, affecting about 1 in 7 people and more than 30m in the US...

    13. April 1, 2016

      Scientists create synthetic tissues that mimic nerves

      Oxford university scientists have created synthetic tissues that can be activated by light to mimic biological...

    14. April 1, 2016

      GSK to allow staggered payments for EMA-approved gene therapy

      GlaxoSmithKline is to allow health systems to make staggered payments for one of Europe’s first gene therapies in a...

    15. April 1, 2016

      Sober reality disrupts digital healthcare boom

      It has not been a good few months for disruptive “unicorn” companies in the healthcare sector. First came questions...

    16. April 1, 2016

      Whole-genome breakthrough promises tonic for healthcare

      Commentators have long looked forward to the “thousand-dollar human genome” — the ability to sequence accurately all...

    17. April 1, 2016

      Big pharma seeks digital solution to productivity problem

      Since the rise of modern medicine, the pharmaceuticals industry has relied on the brainpower of chemists and biologists...

    18. March 31, 2016

      Make your in-house problems a contest to attract star recruits

      The success of two hedge fund “quants” in a contest to create an algorithm to help diagnose heart disease from MRI...

    19. March 24, 2016

      Scientists create the simplest form of life yet known

      US scientists have stripped life back to its bare essentials — creating a synthetic microbe with the absolute minimum...

    20. March 23, 2016

      Emerging markets lead the great rebound

      Emerging markets are back in positive territory after a sour start to the year as investors bet that central banks will...

    21. March 22, 2016

      Israel’s medical pioneers treat depression with magnets

      In a quiet office on an industrial park in Jerusalem, an Israeli woman in a white coat slowly binds a black coil to the...

    22. March 21, 2016

      Jim Mellon-backed biotech to join Aim

      An experimental cancer drug discovered at Oxford university is the focus of a new UK biotech company to be listed in...

    23. March 16, 2016

      Call for tighter controls after death in Bial drug trial

      Pharmaceuticals companies should face tighter restrictions when testing new drugs in humans for the first time after...

    24. March 14, 2016

      GW Pharma doubles in value after cannabis drug success

      GW Pharmaceuticals, the UK-based company that makes medicines from marijuana, more than doubled in market value on...

    25. March 14, 2016

      Public-private partnerships fuel growth of UK biotech clusters

      It is three years this week since AstraZeneca announced the closure of its main UK research and development centre in...

    26. March 11, 2016

      Ditching your birth identity — old certainties are disappearing

      We used to live in a binary world where men were men and women were fragrant. And then last year came that watershed...

    27. March 7, 2016

      China’s biotech revolution ushered in by entrepreneurs

      When Samantha Du returned to her native China in 2001 with a mission to build a pharmaceuticals company, the move...

    28. March 6, 2016

      Gene study points to pharma breakthroughs

      An osteoporosis drug that was discovered by researching a community in South Africa with abnormally dense bones has...

    29. March 4, 2016

      UK’s growing medical tech sector looks to be in rude health

      What do you get if you cross a Golden Triangle with a Silicon Roundabout? A growing band of UK entrepreneurs hope the...

    30. March 3, 2016

      Immune cell breakthrough in cancer fight

      British researchers have found a new way to identify immune cells capable of detecting tumours — opening a path to...

    31. March 2, 2016

      Scientists aim to harness power of body’s electrical impulses to treat patients

      Until now the pharmaceutical industry has been based on chemistry and biology. Patients are treated with drugs that...

    32. March 2, 2016

      Healthcare sector warned to be alert for hack attacks of networks and devices

      For decades, the biggest worry of regulators at the US Food and Drug Administration has been medicines with toxic side...

    33. March 1, 2016

      UK health tech group devises apps to detect mental illness

      A UK company is aiming to open a new frontier in wearable technology by developing mobile apps that can detect signs of...

    34. February 28, 2016

      Sanofi eyes acquisitions in market for rare disease drugs

      Sanofi is open to acquisitions in the market for rare disease treatments in a sign of confidence that the high prices...

    35. February 22, 2016

      Therapy for knees that may restore ability to run and jump

      One of the most frequent complaints I hear from middle-aged executives who once were active runners, squash players or...

    36. February 19, 2016

      GM mosquitoes hold the key in the battle against Zika

      The rapid spread of the Zika virus and its suspected link to birth abnormalities in the Americas is a public health...

    37. February 18, 2016

      Fundraisings highlight the rise in Chinese pharma R&D

      A spate of fundraising by Chinese biotech companies has highlighted a scramble for leadership of the country’s nascent...

    38. February 12, 2016

      Monitor implant approved for UK diabetics

      An implanted glucose monitor and insulin pump has been approved for diabetics in the NHS in a sign the UK health...

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