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Europe is working with China to meet a shortfall in protective equipment amid fears of a global shortage of medicines and masks.
Swiss drugmaker Novartis has launched an international lottery for its groundbreaking and extremely costly gene therapy Zolgensma, sparking both hope and outrage among patients’ families.
Although modern medical treatments are saving lives, an increase in the lack of therapeutic adherence in patients - especially those that are polymedicated - is noticed across the continent. In other words, their behaviour does not correspond with the recommendations or prescriptions of the doctor.
Web Summit 2019: AI and drug development mark new era for pharma
The US three dominant drug distributors and a big drugmaker reached a last-minute deal to settle a lawsuit over the opioid crisis just at the first federal trial was about to start.
People in Hungary have raised €2m for the family of a toddler with a rare genetic disorder to access the world’s most expensive drug
Servier Laboratories, the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines (ANSM) and 21 other defendants will face 2,684 plaintiffs. They allege that Mediator, marketed as an antidiabetic drug, has cost the lives of hundreds of patients.
Britain's government has previously urged the health sector to stockpile medical supply as drugs could be severely restricted in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Businesses in the UK being forced to stockpile products because of the uncertainty over a ‘no deal’ Brexit are paying a heavy price.
German pharma company fails to block US execution
Amazon announced it will acquire online pharmacy Pillpack on Thursday, dropping the shares of the two largest drugstore chains in the U.S. over 8%.
Poland has won acclaim for its system to decide which medicines should be funded by taxpayers but still faces challenges in striking the right balance between expertise and transparency on healthcare policies.
The mysterious death of a pharmaceuticals billionaire and his wife in Toronto is now being investigated by homicide detectives.
The race to host the European medicines and banking agencies after Brexit was so tight that the winners were ultimately drawn from a bowl.
We find out about immuno-oncology, whereby the DNA of specific viruses is modified so they can track down the cancer cells. The viruses then either destroy the cells' structure by replicating themselv
The car manufacturer Volvo made the bold move of stopping production of fossil-fuel vehicles by 2019. Why we need more grit like that in the existential fight against microbial resistance.
US health giant sued in Australia in a class action case by more than 700 women
Two students at Yale University say they have developed a hangover-prevention supplement that actually works.
US multinational Johnson and Johnson has been ordered to pay around 100 million euros to a woman who says the firm’s talcum powder caused her to develop ovarian…
Tension is rising in Arkansas as it prepares to put seven prisoners to death over an 11 day period starting from Monday.
A lengthy takeover process ends with German generic drugmaker Stada agreeing to be bought by investment groups Bain Capital and Cinven.
US healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson is to buy biotech company Actelion to access its highly profitable range of medicines for rare diseases.
This week’s Business Planet comes from the German city of Bonn.
Britain’s competition watchdog has fined Pfizer a record 98 million euros for radically raising the cost of an epilepsy drug.
Under mounting pressure, pharmaceutical company Mylan says it will slash the costs of emergency EpiPens for some patients in the US.
Pfizer has outbid Sanofi to buy the US cancer drug company Medivation, thereby acquiring the prostate cancer treatment Xtandi.