ConvaTec struggles to convince owners that wounds are skin deep
Group’s strategic ‘delay’ is undoubtedly a derailment for shareholders (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Allergan shares slip as judge invalidates patent on top selling eyedrop
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ConvaTec loses a fifth of its value on sales warning
Medical products maker blames supply issues as it cuts organic growth forecast (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Big Tech vs Big Pharma: the battle over US patent protection
Critics fear Silicon Valley lobbying has weakened the defence of intellectual property and sapped innovation (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Opening Quote: Aramco exposes Gulf in governance rhetoric
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pharma steps up fight against price curbs planned by US states
New measures at state level to crack down on costs spur counter-attack from drugmakers (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FT Health: World Bank says ‘go big, go fast’ to stub out tobacco
Mental health at work, obesity, birth control battles (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US paves way for use of pioneering ‘gene therapies’
FDA scientists’ backing for Spark’s DNA eye treatment heralds new era of medicine (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Workplace health: a directory of resources 
Research and guidance on improved physical, mental and social well-being at work (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CVC in exclusive talks over €2bn Sebia deal
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CVC in exclusive talks over €2bn stake in Sebia
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sanofi pumps €170m into flu vaccine production
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Elliott Management takes stakes in GEA and Smith & Nephew
Hedge fund’s move comes as US activists turn to Europe for more opportunities (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew: hippy hippy shake-up
Change of chief and an activist investor may presage corporate activity (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Packaging groups worst FTSE 100 performers after Mondi warns on profits
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

“Our community loves boys more.” Armenia’s missing girls
The implications of a skewed sex ratio for women’s health, as well as the national economy and security, are profound (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigerian women face their fears and start using contraception
As the country’s population soars, healthcare workers are fighting resistance from religious groups (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nepali women on their period sent out in the cold
‘Chhaupadi’, the practice of banishing menstruating girls, is divisive and potentially dangerous (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Global childhood obesity rises 10-fold in 40 years
Rates have soared in low- and middle-income countries, but have plateaued in higher-income nations (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Activist hedge fund Elliott takes aim at Smith & Nephew
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer: shelf medication
The group’s non-prescription division could fetch a healthy price (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Decoding cancer: hopes rise for a new age of precision medicine
Treatments targeting the molecular features of a tumour could usurp chemotherapy — but at a price (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer weighs sale of consumer health business
US drugmaker looks at ‘strategic alternatives’ for over-the-counter medicines unit (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer considering ‘strategic alternatives’ for consumer health business
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

N4 shares perk up on new Viagra plans
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US hospital operators slide amid report of Trump executive order on health plans
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

China hastens drug approval with embrace of foreign data
Move eases access to increasingly affluent market struggling with chronic diseases (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Opening Quote: Trinity Mirror’s age-old problem; Smith & Nephew; YouGov
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Smith & Nephew CEO to retire by end of 2018 prompting executive search
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AstraZeneca chief confident risks will pay off
But questions remain about drugmaker’s longer term prospects (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Waxman hits out at Allergan patent deal with Mohawk tribe
Democrat accuses US drugmaker of blocking competition from generic rivals (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CSL hopes acquisition will fix blood supply problem in China
Australian group battles regulation and social stigma on plasma donation (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US pharmacy chains slide on report of Amazon eyeing prescription-drug push
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FT Health: The silent epidemic of sleep loss
The science of sleep, Janet Hemingway, speed dating (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Consumer drugs do not always work for big pharma 
Merck decision to explore divisional sale sparks debate over merits of OTC businesses (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

European Medicines Agency moves to plug staffing gap after Brexit
London-based EU drugs regulator in £32m bid for temporary staff after it leaves UK capital (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Regeneron wins legal case over heart drugs
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US regulator backs copycat version of Teva MS drug
Israeli pharma company to face price competition on blockbuster treatment (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pharma leaders fail in attempt to secure judicial review of bill curbs policy
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mylan surges after FDA gives nod to generic multiple sclerosis treatment
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Softbank-backed Roivant to invest in hepatitis-B drug specialist
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Francis Crick Institute looks to turn discoveries into treatments
Former BP boss John Browne becomes chairman of £650m biomedical science centre (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FT Health: Ending unsafe abortions
Tom Frieden, patent ploys, care robots (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Philippines offers hope of a rabies-free future
Pilot programme suggests disease that kills 59,000 people a year can be defeated (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AbbVie makes peace with Amgen over Humira patents
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Private sector offers NHS help ahead of winter
Health companies prepared to provide almost 400,000 additional operations and tests (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Allergan deal with Mohawk tribe casts patent shadow
Deal will have wider implications where intellectual property is hotly contested (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ireland to hold referendum on lifting abortion ban in 2018
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Axovant Alzheimer’s drug fails in clinical trials
New York- based biotech company shares plummet as dementia treatment hopes dashed (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Axovant’s Alzheimer drug fails late-stage trial
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news