Pharmaceuticals industry

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‘They thought I had cancer’: painkiller banned in UK linked to Britons’ deaths in Spain
Patients’ group says reactions to metamizole can cause sepsis and organ failure – and British and Irish people are at higher risk

Jon Ungoed-Thomas and Sam Jones in Madrid

26, Nov, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Poor people in the developing world have a right to medicine | Bernie Sanders
People should not die because of their income or where they were born. We must have the courage to stand up to the pharmaceutical industry

Bernie Sanders

20, Nov, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Revealed: obesity jab maker discussed targeting benefit claimants with UK government
Drug firm Novo Nordisk proposed singling out those most likely to return to work with its weight-loss injection

Shanti Das and Jon Ungoed-Thomas

18, Nov, 2023 @3:15 PM

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AstraZeneca makes big push into weight-loss market with obesity pill deal
UK drugmaker signs agreement with China’s Eccogene to work on an obesity and type 2 diabetes pill

Julia Kollewe

09, Nov, 2023 @3:29 PM

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Shock of the old: 10 scandalous vintage medicines – from asthma cigarettes to cocaine wine
Cure any ailment! Never known to fail! Early medicine adverts made grand claims but they look alarming today

Emma Beddington, pictures selected by Sarah Gilbert

07, Nov, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Private health firm Sciensus fails to fix defects that led to UK patient’s death
Exclusive: Regulator extends part suspension of licence to July 2024 after IT blunder led to incorrect dosage of cancer treatment

Andrew Gregory Health editor

05, Nov, 2023 @4:10 PM

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Sales soar at Danish firm behind weight-loss drug semaglutide
Novo Nordisk says it struggling to keep up with demand after becoming Europe’s most valuable company

Jasper Jolly

02, Nov, 2023 @10:56 AM

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David says ketamine was a ‘lifesaver’ for his depression. So why are many in Australia missing out?
A lack of commercial incentives to get the drug approved for treatment-resistant depression means people cannot afford it

Natasha May

24, Oct, 2023 @11:00 PM

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Pain Hustlers review – mesmerising Emily Blunt redeems formulaic US opioid drama
Fantastic Beasts director David Yates’s true-life big pharma scandal is carried by the British actor ​​playing a money-hungry drug rep

Wendy Ide

22, Oct, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Soaring congenital syphilis rates in US risk lives of thousands of babies
Biden administration urged to declare a public health emergency with key medication for preventable condition in short supply

Jessica Glenza

17, Oct, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Why is it now so hard to get my ADHD medication? | Tom Hawking
I moved to New York this year and am embroiled in a Kafkaesque ordeal trying to get my meds filled

Tom Hawking

16, Oct, 2023 @10:10 AM

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People with HIV offered hope of self-injected drug at home
GSK-controlled company works on developing patient-administered treatment by end of the decade

Julia Kollewe

28, Sep, 2023 @2:18 PM

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