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Circassia to raise £175m in biggest UK biotech float in years | Financial Times

An Oxford-based company, developing a cure for hay fever and cat allergies, is set to launch the biggest UK biotech float for years.<p>Circassia is …

Investment: South Africa rising | Financial Times

The nondescript building housing the South African Public Investment Corporation in a business park in Pretoria gives little indication of its power. …

German drugmaker Merck steps up push into biosimilars | Financial Times

Merck is stepping up its push into a new class of copycat medicines that offer hope of lower drugs bills for national healthcare systems while …

2018 Global health care outlook

With quality, outcomes, and value being the watchwords for health care in the 21st century, sector stakeholders around the globe are looking for …

A Healthier, Wealthier Africa

ZURICH – The BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) have long been the focus of emerging-market investors. But it is in Africa, a region …

US explores ‘end game’ in tobacco control | Financial Times

The Obama administration will redouble its efforts to crack down on smoking and explore “end game” policies that could thwart tobacco companies and …

Health: Much achieved but more work needed | Financial Times

From threats of respiratory infections in newborns to the looming burden of Alzheimer’s in the elderly, it might seem illness and death are winning …

UK to ban smoking in cars when children are present | Financial Times

Smoking in cars when children are present will be outlawed after a House of Commons vote by 376 to 107 that was hailed by health campaigners but …

Tobacco sales at US pharmacy go up in smoke | Financial Times

A trip to the average US pharmacy can leave you with a basket full of goods from shower gel and cold medicine to beer and cigarettes.<p>But shoppers at …

Smoking ban in cars carrying children 'by 2015'

<b>A ban on smoking in cars carrying children in England will come into force before the next general election, which is due in 2015, No 10 has said.</b><p>Ministers plan to act on last night's vote "sooner rather than later", sources have told the BBC, suggesting legislation could be introduced in the …

Great Britain

US House and Senate agree trillion-dollar spending bill

<b>The US Congress has reached an agreement on a trillion-dollar spending bill that would fund operations through September, staving off the spectre of another government shutdown.</b><p>Senate and House of Representatives negotiators agreed the deal on Monday night, as Wednesday's deadline loomed.<p>The $1.1tn …

Barack Obama

The pill that texts the doctor - from inside your body

Technology of business reporter, BBC News<p>As a species, the human race is messy.<p>We can be inconsistent, disorganised, mendacious, unpredictable and frequently bad at making the right decisions about what's really in our best interests.<p>Which means that being responsible for people in vulnerable …

Digital Health

'Obamacare' will reduce US workforce, report finds

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1025000/1025746_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532486052_2e51b04200a13ae54d36273114fd862e<p><b>President Barack Obama's health law will cut the US workforce by the equivalent of more than two million workers, budget analysts say.</b><p>The reductions …

Health Care

Zumiez shares up 10% after company earnings

Jun 7, 2018<br>6:05 PM<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked Austria’s chancellor to organize a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Vienna this summer and the White House is pondering the offer, a senior European official said<p>Jun 7, 2018<br>5:43 PM<p>A long-awaited watchdog report that is expected …

SoulCycle withdraws IPO plans it filed back in 2015

May 26, 2018<br>3:01 PM<p>Range of businesses—including fisheries, landscapers and those in summer tourist spots—have complained about worker shortages.<p>May 26, 2018<br>2:43 PM<p>Vote to repeal constitutional amendment underscores shift to increasingly secular nation that is steadily embracing the liberal mores …

Breaking a habit

“I’D WALK a mile for a Camel,” said the debonair models who pitched that brand of cigarettes for decades. Now some smokers will have to walk a little …

Chewing the fat: what can councils do about the obesity epidemic?

You cannot argue with the facts. Almost two thirds of adults are now overweight or obese and we know that lack of exercise can contribute to early death – the statistics bear that out.<p>From a purely political point a view, a healthy and actively engaged population involved in council projects and …

Global spending on drugs to exceed $1tn | Financial Times

Global spending on prescription medicines will accelerate next year to exceed $1tn for the first time, fuelled by the launch of more innovative drugs …

fastFT | Financial Times

July 6, 2018<p>Sure, you could watch the World Cup, Wimbledon or the Tour de France next week — but the most dramatic clashes may be taking place on the …

Health care

Health-care companies are under ever-greater stress. Parsimonious governments and health insurers are trying to contain rising costs as populations …