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.
Monsanto has rejected an offer worth $62 billion (55.6 billion euros) from Bayer trying to create the world's biggest agricultural supplier.
Germany's Bayer has offered to buy US seeds company Monsanto for $62 billion (55 billion euros) in cash trying to gain the top spot in the fast-consolidating farm supplies industry.
Drug companies are saying No to death row. The latest pharmaceuticals giant to restrict sales of drugs used in lethal injections to US prisons is
The US Treasury has tightened its rules to prevent companies moving abroad to avoid US taxes. The immediate effect has been for the number one
French drugmaker Sanofi has pledged its 2016 earnings will be stable despite declining sales of diabetes and cancer treatments.
A former pharmaceuticals chief, who hiked the price of a life-saving medicine by more than five thousand percent, has refused to testify in front of
Gavi, an alliance committed to saving lives through vaccination, has put up $5 million for future purchases of a vaccine from US drugmaker Merck Sharp & Dohme to help take it through late-stage clinic
A man left brain dead after a clinical trial in France has now died. He was one of dozens of volunteers at a private facility to have tested an
A patient has died after falling into a coma following a medical trial in Rennes, northwest France. Five other people were hospitalised following the
It appears karma may have caught up with US entrepreneur Martin Shkreli, who has been arrested on fraud charges. In 2015 he became the internet’s
A British pharmaceuticals giant has been forced to pull a bestselling product from the shelves in Australia after a court order. Judges ruled Reckitt