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Drug firm that hiked prices by 6,000% paid shareholders £400m
Advanz Pharma and former private equity owners were fined £100m by markets watchdog

Rob Davies

30, Jul, 2021 @2:17 PM

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A brief history of ‘ping’, from gun fights to the NHS Covid-19 app
The word ‘pingdemic’ is spreading as fast as the pandemic. But the meanings of ping stretch from the wild west to showjumping

Steven Poole

30, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Pain aggravation: the human cost of medicine price hikes
After Advanz’s £100m fine over the price of its thyroid tablets, two people recount the difficulty of obtaining medication

Rachel Hall

30, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Price gouging fine for Advanz is a rare story that is becoming common | Phillip Inman
Competition and Markets Authority is working on a string of cases involving the NHS being overcharged for drugs

Phillip Inman

29, Jul, 2021 @6:34 PM

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Only 13% of Covid test centres for critical workers are open, No 10 admits
Downing Street says 265 sites out of a targeted 2,000 have been established, amid ‘pingdemic’ fears

Heather Stewart and Aubrey Allegretti

29, Jul, 2021 @3:26 PM

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Pharma firm Advanz fined after thyroid drug price hike of 6,000%
Competition watchdog found company’s ‘excessive and unfair’ prices cost NHS almost £30m extra over 10 years

Jillian Ambrose and Rob Davies

29, Jul, 2021 @7:21 AM

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GP clinics at ‘breaking point’ and recovery plan is essential
Government must ramp up staff recruitment as job was ‘undoable’ even before Covid, says GP body

Rachel Hall

28, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Amanda Pritchard to replace Simon Stevens as NHS England chief
Appointment is sign government wants continuity for pandemic recovery

Rajeev Syal and Rachel Hall

28, Jul, 2021 @5:27 PM

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Revealed: £6bn NHS glove contract shows rocketing cost of PPE
Extraordinary sum reveals PPE cost pressures and raises fears of forced labour in overseas factories

Heather Stewart Political editor

28, Jul, 2021 @5:00 PM

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West Suffolk hospital chief resigns prior to bullying claims review
Stephen Dunn, Matt Hancock’s local hospital chief, steps down after trust asks staff for fingerprint samples

Matthew Weaver

28, Jul, 2021 @11:50 AM

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Ken Clarke criticised for showing ‘contempt’ at infected blood inquiry
Former health minister appeared irritated at detailed questioning of his role at time of 1980s scandal

Sarah Marsh

27, Jul, 2021 @6:44 PM

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Covid passports ‘right’ for Premier League matches, says Michael Gove
Senior minister says unjabbed fans who attend matches are selfish and could be barred in future

Caroline Davies and Aubrey Allegretti

27, Jul, 2021 @5:29 PM

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