Drug companies exploit loophole in the law to hike prices by as much as 2,000 per cent
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Saturday 15 March 2008
The pharmaceuticals company Shire, a perennial target of takeover talk, was buoyed by renewed bid speculation yesterday. The US drugs giant Pfizer was reported to be considering a £13-per- share offer for its smaller British peer. Investors were excited and Shire's stock soared to an early intra-day high of 1,035p – an increase of 92p, or almost 10 per cent, on Thursday's closing price.
Monday 10 March 2008
A multinational drugs company is trying to force a medical science journal to reveal the confidential statements made by the journal's expert reviewers in a test case that could undermine one of the central tenets of the scientific process.
Thursday 28 February 2008
The anti-smoking drug Champix should be offered to smokers who want to kick the habit despite fears that it is linked to suicides, according to the Government's health watchdog.
Tuesday 19 February 2008
Sunday 04 June 2006
Wednesday 31 May 2006
Despite optimistic noises emanating from Twickenham last night from England's top clubs, all the signs are that the domestic game is in for a summer of discontent.
Sunday 27 November 2005
Wednesday 09 February 2005
Saturday 18 December 2004
More Than $30bn was wiped off the value of the world's largest pharmaceuticals company, Pfizer, after it halted a trial of its widely used arthritis painkiller Celebrex and said that long-term use appeared to increase the risk of heart attacks.
Thursday 19 August 2004
Gone are the days when coyness ruled the marketing of the drug that helps the condition that men find hard to talk about. In a Madison Avenue dream situation, Viagra is facing some stiff competition in a three-way battle for the erectile dysfunction dollar.
Sunday 08 August 2004
- 1 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 2 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 3 Scientists sequence oldest human DNA from fossilised leg bone found in Spain
- 4 Cannabis can cause man boobs, US surgeon claims
- 5 Joanna Lumley’s garden bridge over the Thames gets £30m seal of approval from Government