Theranos expert quits advisory board of blood testing group
Scientific panel member resigns as board members distance themselves from scandal-hit company (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Siemens Healthineers: X-ray vision
Fret not that the valuation was towards the bottom end of expectations (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FT Health: New strategies on dementia
Innovation award, nerve agents, happy Finns (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Siemens chief rejects talk of disappointing valuation for Healthineers
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

23andMe: the genomic test of time
The company’s DNA kit has attracted controversy but gives people an unprecedented glimpse into their genome and future health (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A quarter of UK bankers say their job is bad for their health
Survey suggests many fear negative consequences if they speak about concerns (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Theranos serves as a reminder to other founders of unicorns
The SEC would find fostering more public companies easier than private police work (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Theranos: more testing
The SEC would find fostering more public companies easier than private police work (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Theranos founder charged with ‘massive’ securities fraud
Holmes accused of raising $700m in start-up capital by lying to investors (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SEC charges Theranos, CEO Elizabeth Holmes with ‘massive fraud’
Regulator says case is ‘an important lesson for Silicon Valley’ (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hikma investors shrug off profits fall
Generic drugmaker takes $1bn writedown on US business West-Ward Columbus (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Former GSK chief Andrew Witty to lead UnitedHealth’s Optum unit
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fitbit launches fitness tracker for kids and female-focused watch
Group looks to reboot sales after losing wearable tech lead to Apple (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Putin claims credit for healthier Russia as vodka intake falls
Smoking and drinking have declined sharply and life expectancy has risen to 73 years (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Taking the temperature of Russia's healthcare
Putin proud of advances but many rural dwellers out in the cold (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AstraZeneca faces longer wait on key lung cancer drug test
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gregory Rockson’s mPharma startup aims to fix African drug supply
Ghanaian entrepreneur recalls parents’ nightmare securing medicine from pharmacies (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FT Health: Combating Dementia
Efforts to find a treatment or cure are intensifying as more drugs flunk trials. We also look at dementia’s growing financial burden, China’s big potential care market, and why some scientists are turning to Ayurvedic medicine (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hunt is on for a cure for dementia as more drugs flunk final stages
Scientists are focusing on new trials that will be an important test of the ‘amyloid plaque’ hypothesis (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Alzheimer’s disease cries out for star-studded fundraising
Dementia research is lagging far behind other health conditions such as HIV/Aids and cancer (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Experience dementia for a day
Virtual reality simulator in Japan looks to end younger people’s indifference to sufferers (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientist turns to Ayurvedic medicine in hunt for a cure to dementia
Herbs used in the ancient healing system could yield a cure (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How to harness music to fight dementia
Brain’s ‘musical memory’ can escape the ravages of Alzheimer’s (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Poor education and obesity are risk factors for dementia
Studies find that hearing loss is also associated with the disease (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists inch towards answers on how dementia works
Recent work has thrown up surprising clues (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Financial burden of dementia is set to grow
Higher health insurance premiums may be the only solution (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Japan’s care providers see business opportunities in the region
Countries such as China and Thailand have rising numbers of dementia patients (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘Pharma bro’ Shkreli sentenced to seven years in jail
Biotech entrepreneur convicted of fraud breaks down in court and says he was ‘young and immature’ (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FT Health: The vast gender gap in health
Philips’ Frans van Houten, tobacco tussles, food fights (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Elton John, the Oscars and why opioid crisis needs a celebrity
‘Only three decades ago, the word Aids inspired terror’ (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Elton John, the Oscars and why the opioid crisis needs a celebrity advocate
‘Only three decades ago, the word Aids inspired so much terror that when people contracted the disease, they tended to hide it’ (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Billionaires battle to fix the US healthcare system
With fortunes forged in technology, today’s super-rich aim to ‘hack’ the world’s biggest problems (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cigna grabs vital scale with $67bn deal for Express Scripts
Takeover of pharmacy benefits manager to provide clout when buying drugs and services (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cigna/Express Scripts: aggregator aggregated
US insurer’s decision to buy healthcare manager is an odd one (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eisai/Merck: doubling up, and down
Japanese group’s tie-up with US pharma on cancer drug will boost its research on Alzheimer’s (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cigna unveils $67bn deal to buy Express Scripts
Acquisition comes as one-time rivals buy each other to better cope with spiralling costs (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US health insurer Cigna to buy Express Scripts in $67bn deal
Takeover is latest in wave of consolidation in sector (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Challenges to Botox threaten a market makeover
Biotech company Revance hopes its rival treatments will put the squeeze on Allergan (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Weight Watchers lower after Oprah sheds shares
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hospital group NMC logs profit jump on growing Gulf healthcare market
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health agency urges 20% cut in calories of processed food
UK government body extends its campaign against childhood obesity (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cut of 20% urged to calorie content of processed food
UK government health agency extends its campaign against childhood obesity (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Judge orders Martin Shkreli to forfeit $7.36m in assets
Ruling after fraud conviction includes Picasso and ultra-rare Wu-Tang Clan album (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Not even doctors or lawmakers understand adolescents
There is scant scientific research on the hazy period between childhood and adulthood (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Immunotherapy: beyond melanoma and lung cancer treatment
Scientists are seeking combination drugs that would make for more effective treatments (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cheaper DNA sequencing unlocks secrets of rare diseases
Routine genetic testing would save healthcare system money, says UK medical chief (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brain scans and DNA tests personalise mental healthcare
Precision psychiatry studies genes to see which treatments work best for individuals (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Video: Exoskeletons to become common for factory workers
FT’s west coast editor Richard Waters tries on ‘Iron Man’ wearable robot (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UK universities act to tackle student mental health crisis
Bristol spends £1m on a new wellbeing service after seven suicides in 18 months (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nanobots kill off cancerous tumours as fiction becomes reality
Researchers inject tiny devices into the bloodstream to deliver drugs with precision (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news