Novartis slims down with $25bn spin-off of Alcon eyecare business
Swiss drugmaker’s new chief Vas Narasimhan refocuses on core medicines (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Amazon kick-starts campaign to disrupt pharmacy sector
PillPack deal offers the US group a launch pad for a hallmark full-frontal assault (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Amazon: pill popper
Drug delivery is a low margin, high volume business that keeps getting squeezed (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Amazon shakes healthcare business with pharmacy deal
Shares in large US pharmacy chains drop sharply after PillPack deal (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Takeda chief Christophe Weber fends off rebel shareholders
Investor group had sought to derail Japanese drugmaker’s £46bn takeover of Shire (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fortis sues Singh brothers’ companies over $60m loans
Indian healthcare group says payments were ‘not specifically authorised’ by its board (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Takeda chief seeks to allay £46bn Shire bid concerns
Christophe Weber ‘very comfortable’ with durability of lucrative haemophilia franchise (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Walgreens eyes biggest drop for a Dow debutante since 1999
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GE break up intensifies with large-scale spin-offs
Divestments of healthcare and Baker Hughes units would shed a third of revenues (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pharma sector failing to tackle superbugs, says O’Neill
Calls for drug sales levy to help fund new antibiotic reward scheme (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GE to spin off healthcare unit and Baker Hughes division
US industrial conglomerate slims down operations after strategic review (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Most NHS staff in Scotland to receive 9% pay rise over 3 years
Offer is more generous than increase planned for workers in England (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NHS found to lag developed nation average on patient survival
Universal system has its advantages but report comparing 18 countries shows mixed picture (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA approves first cannabis-derived medicine for sale in the US
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dementia fund closes financing with $350m raised
DDF receives $150m above target to finance drugs to treat Alzheimer’s and related diseases (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cannabis-based epilepsy drug to be first to win US approval
GW Pharmaceuticals said regulators could approve Epidiolex as early as this week (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UK considers listing calories on restaurant menus
Government anti-obesity strategy also proposes banning sale of energy drinks to children (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UK considers requiring calories to be stated on restaurant menus
Government anti-obesity strategy also proposes banning sale of energy drinks to children (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Terra Firma wins legal fight over ownership of care homes
Court finds Guy Hand fund’s own lawyers mistakenly included estate in security bond (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FT Health: Turkey and humanitarian aid; gambling; influenza
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rehab USA: how should America treat its opioid victims?
As overdose numbers soar, many experts are recommending medication over abstinence (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bezos and Buffett appoint Gawande to run new healthcare unit
Surgeon and writer put in charge of creating cheaper, better service for employees (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Atul Gawande to lead Amazon/JPMorgan/Berkshire health company
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Recordati family confirms talks with CVC over pharma business stake sale
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sarepta Therapeutics skyrockets on positive study data
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Genomics/Roche: precision vision
Foundation Medicine acquisition a good fit with the Swiss group’s cancer care strategy (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CVC in talks over €3bn stake in Recordati pharma business
Deal would boost confidence in investing in Italy after formation populist government (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche to spend $2.4bn buying rest of Foundation Medicine
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pharma chiefs warn Brexit threatens UK life sciences dominance
Pfizer head says Britain needs to cement position or risk erosion of critical industry (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pharma chiefs warn: Brexit threatens UK dominance of life sciences
Pfizer head says Britain needs to cement position or risk erosion of critical industry (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Britain’s flawed medicines regime urgently needs reform
A clear and commitment to encourage both the discovery of innovative drugs will be transformational (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UK government's £20bn NHS pledge
MPs fear cash increase will be funded through borrowing and tax rises (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Flu and cold weather blamed for rise in deaths in 2018 
The ONS said the mortality rate for Q1 was at its highest since 2009 (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A welcome, if overdue, funding rise for the NHS
However, voters should not be fooled by talk of a Brexit ‘dividend’ (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

£20bn-a-year funding boost for NHS branded a ‘missed opportunity’
May announces ‘Brexit dividend’ for health service but experts say it isn’t enough (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Global pharma bleeds talent to China start-ups
Domestic biotech lures executives with promise of freer hand, more pay and equity (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Global pharma groups bleed talent to Chinese start-ups
Domestic biotech sector lures executives with promise of freer hand, more pay and equity (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

£20bn funding boost for NHS dismays critics
National Health Service to receive billions more over five years (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes charged with fraud
Blood-testing start-up’s former president Ramesh Balwani also indicted (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pharma groups spy opportunity in rare diseases
Worldwide sales of orphan drugs are forecast to total $262bn by 2026 (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FT Health: WHO chief on progress on Ebola and picks of the week
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Blog: trade wars, dressing down and cancer cures on agenda
Harriet Agnew gets behind the scenes at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year event (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is Britain loving the NHS to death?
The NHS turns 70 next month — but it is not ageing gracefully. Sarah Neville prescribes a way ahead (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chinese medical tourism exacerbates shortage of HPV vaccine
Affluent Chinese look abroad for treatment, prompting prices to surge (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HIV treatment breakthrough boosts GSK
Success of Gemini trial could enlarge pharma group’s share of $20bn a year market (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Celgene admits ‘self-inflicted’ error over MS drug
Failure to integrate an acquisition lay behind regulatory knock-back, says executive (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Japan’s oldest companies ignore founding families at their peril
Their outlook may be traditional but that does not mean shareholders are wrong (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly scrap Alzheimer’s drug trial
Duo’s tests of lanabecestat halted as primary targets ‘not likely’ to be met (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Head of GSK’s vaccines division to leave by year-end
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Alzheimer’s cure: a fading hope
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news