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Pharma to Make the Private Public

06 Sep 10

Last week, leaders from companies like AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Roche met in Vienna in a closed meeting to discuss the future of the pharma industry. Fears of layoffs at pharmaceutical companies are once again dominating the news, but could there be a less painful way to save money?
Emma Naylor

Quick Look: Dementia

02 Sep 10

Even in the good years, mental health budgets were seldom in line with what experts expected or deemed necessary. Thus, in times of budget deficits and scathing public expenditure cuts, the worry becomes even greater. For those that care most about the health service then, the Coalition government's decision to ring fence healthcare spending has been largely applauded.
Max Golby

PFI Hospitals: Reality Hits

25 Aug 10

Originally born under the Conservatives, but fully evolved under Labour, Private Finance Initiatives (PFIs) essentially offered the NHS an alternative way of paying for new hospitals and renovations at a time when public capital was said to be limited.
Max Golby

Hospitality or Bribery? U.S. Pharma under the Spotlight

23 Aug 10

While long prohibited under UK ABPI regulations, if you’ve worked in the world of big pharma in the U.S., you’ll have seen it all a hundred times. A drugs company sponsors a medical conference, they pay for the meals and flights of the delegates and they hand them all a goodie bag as they leave.
Max Golby


12 Aug 10

Cancer Research Technology has signed a deal to provide biotech company ValiRx plc with the global rights to develop a promising compound to treat hormone-resistant prostate cancer.
Cancer Research UK

NHS Reform

30 Jul 10

We have a fundamental problem with our health service. It's bloated, it's weighed down in bureaucracy and it's terribly inefficient. That's if you believe the diagnosis of our health service by the new Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley.
Max Golby

Worst Possible Interview Mistakes

23 Jul 10

If the nation’s recruiters received a pound for every time they’d interviewed a candidate that looked good on paper but disappointed in practice, there’d currently be an awful lot of recruiters in the process of relocating to the Caribbean.
Max Golby / Mike Wood

Pharma ‘HTS’ the Mark with Screening

22 Jul 10

Back in May, it was announced that new stem cell research would reduce the need for animal testing. Now, we are really beginning to see the benefits of groundbreaking science that is not reliant on out dated methods of testing.
Emma Naylor

Increasing numbers of deaths from malignant melanoma should be prevented by early detection and protection from ultraviolet rays

20 Jul 10

Skin cancers come in various forms but the type which causes most fear is the malignant melanoma, derived from the pigment-forming cells of the skin or melanocytes.
Dr Laurence Lever

The Research Revolution

19 Jul 10

During a time of major economic downturn, there are few industries that can be said to be truly ‘recession proof’. Yet for years now, big pharma has largely been seen as precisely that. After all, no matter dire the markets, and no matter how low consumer confidence plummets, there is always a demand for healthcare.
Max Golby

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