Shire weighs fresh approach from Japan’s Takeda
UK rare diseases drug company had rebuffed three previous proposals (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A frenzy of dealmaking in pharma points to cost pressure
Takeda’s offer to pay £42.8bn for Shire comes amid a rush of M&A deals in healthcare (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Time to double down on malaria
The fight against this global health menace has stalled, raising risk of a resurgence (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tokyo struggles with worst hay fever outbreak on record
Misery of millions and economic cost highlight need to tackle serious quality-of-life issue (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Allied Healthcare lines up rescue plan
UK home care group at risk unless creditors back company voluntary arrangement (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise
With Brexit less than a year away, the UK government is looking to far-seeing companies such as Queen’s Awards winners to show the way in international trade and innovative ideas (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Takeda sweetens offer for rival Shire to £42.8bn
Japanese pharma group’s latest proposal includes higher cash component (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Philip Hammond argues against ring-fenced tax to fund NHS
Chancellor says hypothecation would lead to fall in health spending if recession hit (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UK small caps hope to help big pharma cut R&D costs
$2.6bn cost for taking a medicine from discovery to market remains stubbornly high (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FT Health: Malaria backsliding, the Vatican and gene-editing
Pharma frenzy, lethal loneliness, beyond the bombs (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Better care for ordinary Nigerians is long overdue
From David Oyelowo and others — Friday’s most read letter (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shire shares down 3.7% after Allergan rules out bid
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hong Kong targets tech IPOs with new listing rules
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shire rejects £42.4bn Takeda offer as Allergan rules itself out
Shares in Irish drugmaker yo-yo as US group says it may also bid, then pulls out (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Philip Morris warning damps tobacco shares
Stock down 16% as results raise alarm over ecigarette and vaping strategy (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scotland seeks softer UK drugs laws to allow for Glasgow ‘fix room’
Rise in deaths spurs campaign for ‘safe drug-consumption facility’ (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shire/Allergan: too many wrinkles
Botox maker eyes return to acquisition trail, but a tie-up would not add much value (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pace of drug price growth slows in US
Below-inflation rise of 1.4% likely to be seized on amid acrimonious debate over soaring costs (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shire rejects £42.4bn takeover from Japan’s Takeda
Rival drugmakers remain in talks about potential deal following latest rebuff (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US opioid prescriptions in record decline
Amount prescribed dropped 12% last year as moves to curb addiction crisis bore fruit (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US sees record fall in opioid prescriptions
Amount prescribed dropped 12% last year as moves to curb addiction crisis bore fruit (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer and heart drugs boost Novartis sales 
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Biotech shares shine as funds remain in the shade
Fears remain in spite of record number of approvals for new drugs (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sharp rise in patients suffering from several long-term diseases
Growth in ‘multimorbidity’ poses huge challenge to health services, study finds (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drugmakers take unorthodox route to boosting biosimilars
Sandoz worked with NHS on ‘copycat’ drug despite risk of no quick commercial return (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Listen: What we can learn from ancient DNA
David Reich talks to Clive Cookson about how the genomic revolution is affecting paleontology and the study of human pre-history (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson/biosimilars: immune to reason
Choking off copycat drugs is a bad strategy (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UnitedHealth shares jump on results beat, earnings upgrade
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson up in pre-market as Q1 results top forecasts
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Advent in exclusive talks to buy Sanofi generics business
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FT Health: Combating Malaria
The extraordinary biological complexity of malaria may be a scientific challenge but it presents medical researchers with many potential opportunities to stop the disease in its tracks. But will they do so in time? (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zambia’s aim to eliminate malaria is ‘beyond ambitious’
The country has given itself until 2021 to get rid of the disease, despite a resurgence in 2016 (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Malaria vaccine pilot steers past final delays
Health officials in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi have to get the right systems in place (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Holes appearing in the armoury of treated mosquito nets
There are calls to speed up the WHO approval process for new products (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zambian community volunteers raise hope for child malaria victims
Immediate treatment and bicycle ambulances increase survival chances (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Officials place renewed hope in mass drug administration
Strategy saves lives, but there are concerns it could spur resistance and backfire (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Urgent need for new malaria treatments
The parasite is evolving resistance to the most effective drugs (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Demand for good, rapid malaria tests outstrips supply
Developers are prioritising increased sensitivity and low costs in the quest for new solutions (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HIV and malaria combine to create a lethal cocktail
The coexistence of both diseases is responsible for 2m deaths each year (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gene tech offers fresh lines of attack against malaria
While scientists have found some powerful weapons, there is no silver bullet (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Political clout needed to help fight malaria
Killer disease will rebound if governments do not invest in new tools (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drug sellers get a shot in the arm from Amazon report
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shire/Takeda: faith healers
To back the bid, investors must believe it can cut costs and promote faster growth (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Capitalist institution makes strong case for socialised medicine
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nature prefers blondes (and dark-haired men)
Research on the DNA of 300,000 people reveals roots of hair colour (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nature prefers blondes (and dark-haired men) Human genetic comb gets to the roots of hair colour
Research on the DNA of 300,000 people reveals roots of hair colour (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Merck lung cancer trial boosts immunotherapy hopes
Company says test results show ‘unambiguous’ improvement in survival rates  (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shire sells oncology unit to France’s Servier for $2.4bn
Transaction may make Shire less attractive to Takeda, which has been eyeing bid (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

People love fitness trackers, but should employers give them out?
People worry about data security when using wearables at work (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Advent nears deal to buy Sanofi generics business
Terms being finalised on buyout of European arm some experts value at €2bn (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news