Pharmaceuticals industry

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GSK boss warns UK life sciences at ‘tipping point’ despite Sunak’s R&D pledge
Emma Walmsley says ambition to be pharma superpower at risk unless improvements made in key areas

Julia Kollewe

01, Feb, 2023 @5:08 PM

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Informed consent for antidepressants | Letter
Letter: Dr John Read says people should be told of potential negative effects when these drugs are first offered to them

31, Jan, 2023 @6:26 PM

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‘The worst it’s ever been’: mysterious US Adderall shortage puts ADHD patients at risk
In recent months, patients have reported problems filling nearly every type of ADHD medication prescription – and no one seems to know why

Wilfred Chan

30, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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All the Beauty and the Bloodshed review – Nan Goldin’s gripping takedown of the Sackler pharma family
Laura Poitras’s Oscar-nominated documentary chronicles the artist’s crusade against the philanthropic US billionaires fuelling of the opioid crisis

Wendy Ide

28, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Ignore the ‘superpower’ boasts – UK pharma looks superchallenged
NHS crisis, withdrawal of tax credits and exit from EU blamed for fall in UK share of R&D market

Nils Pratley

25, Jan, 2023 @5:16 PM

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Lloyds Pharmacy to close all 237 Sainsbury’s outlets
Group says move due to ‘changing market conditions’ as industry warns of insufficient government funding

Sarah Butler

19, Jan, 2023 @8:08 PM

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Frost renews call to exclude medicines from Northern Ireland Brexit rules
Industry figures warn of supply ‘cliff edge’ when new regulations come into effect in December

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

19, Jan, 2023 @12:29 PM

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Concern as proportion of children in England on antipsychotics doubles
Researchers find overall percentage increase from 0.06% in 2000 to 0.11% in 2019 although safety in children not fully established

Andrew Gregory Health editor

10, Jan, 2023 @11:30 PM

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Shortage of cold medicines in UK is government’s fault, say pharmacists
Pharmacy leaders cite ministers’ ‘lack of planning’ amid problems obtaining common products

Tom Ambrose and agency

04, Jan, 2023 @10:46 PM

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FDA under fire over approval of Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm
House of Representatives report details ‘corporate greed’ and ‘atypical review process’ preceding agency’s approval of Biogen’s drug

Edward Helmore

29, Dec, 2022 @9:19 PM

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Aptamer: the York biotech working on precision cancer treatments
UK firm links with up global drug firms to make synthetic antibodies capable of binding to targets such as tumour cells

Julia Kollewe

25, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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US health agency accused of bowing to drug industry with new opioid guidance
Doctors say CDC’s softer guidelines ‘tossing aside’ safety limits put lives at risk as opioid epidemic continues to rage in the country

Chris McGreal

17, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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