Cough and cold sufferers are being urged to check their medicines after a manufacturing fault may have led to small pieces of plastic contaminating some batches, health officials have said.
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Sunday 24 November 2013
Swiss voters today overwhelmingly defeated a proposal to limit the pay of top executives to 12 times the wages of their lowliest employees.
Wednesday 24 July 2013
Government’s immunisation advisors say the jab is 'highly unlikely to be cost effective'
Celebration for patients after India’s landmark ruling against Swiss drug giant Novartis means millions can afford generic medicines
Monday 01 April 2013
For Sourabh Ghosh, it was nothing less than a matter of life or death.
Indian court refuses to grant patent to drugs manufacturer in landmark case that could keep life-saving medicine affordable
Monday 01 April 2013
Health activists have welcomed a decision by India’s highest court not to grant a patent to a drugs manufacturer in a case campaigners say will help safeguard the ability of people around the world to afford life-saving medicine.
Tuesday 19 February 2013
Mounting shareholder anger over executive pay in Switzerland forced drugmaker Novartis today to scrap a Swfr72 million (£50 million) “golden gag” it was proposing to pay its departing chairman.
Wednesday 23 January 2013
A vaccine against meningitis B that could save thousands of lives has been licensed in the UK and Europe, it was announced yesterday.
Monday 10 December 2012
Nine leukemia patients are cancer-free after being treated with genetically-altered versions of their own immune cells, giving strength to a promising new approach for treating the blood cancer.
Saturday 17 November 2012
Hundreds of children’s lives will be saved - if the NHS can afford to give new jab to babies
Monday 07 May 2012
An anti-blindness injection that a rival drugs manufacturer wants to prevent the NHS from using could save the health service £84m a year.
Wednesday 25 April 2012
Independent experts have condemned the Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis for trying to force the NHS to buy an expensive drug to treat patients suffering from a degenerative eye disease, rather than using a cheaper, unlicensed alternative.
Wednesday 26 October 2011
Novartis has announced plans to cut around 2,000 jobs, with its Swiss and US operations bearing the brunt of the move.
Monday 08 August 2011
The possible discovery of flowing water on Mars is yet another example of how science fiction is becoming science fact. And it's not just in outer space.
Friday 05 August 2011
Health campaigners have expressed disappointment after the medicines watchdog rejected the first pill to treat multiple sclerosis.
Monday 25 July 2011
The market for exchange traded derivatives – which are different from the over-the-counter variety traded directly between two parties – has seen strong growth in recent times. Earlier this year, a report from the World Federation of Exchanges, an industry association whose membership features 52 exchanges around the world, showed that, despite the impact of the global financial crisis, trading in derivatives on regulated exchanges surged by 25 per cent in 2010.
Tuesday 05 July 2011
As the top-tier index moved above the 6,000-point level for the first time in nearly eight weeks, Reckitt Benckiser was pushed forwards last night after the re-emergence of speculation that the Cillit Bang manufacturer could be in line for an approach.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
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