Almost one in five smokers who have tried to kick the habit failed within 24 hours and more than half lasted less than a week, according to a poll of 6,200 current or former smokers.
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Wednesday 19 December 2012
GlaxoSmithKline has reached a $150m (£92m) preliminary settlement with US drug wholesalers who claimed the company improperly delayed entry to the market of generic alternatives to its nasal spray Flonase, according to court documents.
Saturday 10 November 2012
Top executives from leading global firms face questions over their tax affairs by MPs on Monday
Thursday 01 November 2012
After a 20 year struggle overcoming scientific barriers and commercial sharp practice, scientists at Cambridge University today announce a breakthrough in the treatment of multiple sclerosis which could have a “transformative” effect on sufferers from the debilitating disease.
Saturday 13 October 2012
Pharmaceutical giant withdraws existing treatment to boost profits
Wednesday 08 August 2012
Studies of one of the most anticipated experimental drugs for Alzheimer's disease have been scrapped after it failed to help patients with the condition in a high-profile clinical trial.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
Shares in the British FTSE 100 pharmaceuticals giant Shire yesterday dived 11 per cent after regulators shocked the City by giving their backing to a generic rival of one of its best-selling drugs.
Thursday 19 April 2012
Nestlé, the world's biggest food group, is closing in on a deal to buy Pfizer's baby food business for up to $10bn (£6bn) to boost its business in China and extend its lead in the world of formula milk.
Thursday 16 February 2012
A health watchdog has called for more information before it can recommend Botox for the treatment of chronic migraines on the NHS.
Thursday 01 December 2011
Watson Pharmaceuticals, the New Jersey-based drug manufacturer, did not even wait for dawn before trumpeting its first shipments yesterday of Lipitor, the cholesterol-lowering pill that became the world's biggest selling medicine.
Thursday 27 January 2005
Friday 25 June 2004
- 1 Hundreds arrested as Canadian police smash worldwide paedophile ring
- 2 Sherlock series 3: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman provide teasers for the biggest comeback in British television
- 3 The man who made Femen: New film outs Victor Svyatski as the mastermind behind the protest group and its breast-baring stunts
- 4 Mass murder in the Middle East is funded by our friends the Saudis
- 5 Japan cracks down on leaks after scandal of Fukushima nuclear power plant