Worldwide spending on cancer medicines will exceed $150 billion by 2020, driven by the emergence of expensive new therapies that help the immune system to attack tumours, according to a global oncology report released by IMS Health Holdings on T
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended a new rapid detection and a cheaper treatment regime for tackling multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), which should significantly improve treatment outcomes for patients.
Philip Aubrey buys medicines for British government-funded hospitals across London, capital of the world's fifth-largest economy, but last year he struggled to secure supplies of a basic AIDS drug.
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GlaxoSmithKline is to adopt a graduated approach to patenting its medicines, depending on the wealth of different countries, in order to make drugs more affordable in the developing world.
A Bahraini drug trafficker who allegedly recruited foreign women as drug mules has been arrested. The 30-year-old, who previously served time in prison for drug dealing, has been identified as a major smuggler, sources told the Gulf Daily
Germany plans legislation requiring random drug and alcohol testing of pilots, hoping to reduce the risk of a repeat of the Germanwings crash in March, Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt was quoted as saying on Sunday.
Sickle cell sufferers have been urged to make the switch to a life-changing drug that could drastically reduce complications. More than 40 per cent of sufferers being cared for at the Genetic Blood Disease Centre in Salmaniya Medical Complex (
Leaders of India's $15 billion pharmaceuticals industry, a major supplier of affordable generics to the world, have joined public health activists in criticising a new US-led trade deal they say will delay the arrival of new cheap drugs.
European health regulators on Friday conditionally approved Amgen's rare blood cancer drug, Blincyto, which is one of the world's most expensive cancer treatments.
The US Food and Drug Administration in
Police have foiled an attempt to smuggle three kilos of marijuana and 505 prescription pills into Bahrain hidden inside motorcycle spare parts. They were concealed inside a package that was shipped to Bahrain from Bangladesh using internationa