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Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:44:08 GMT

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Aetna’s $37bn bid for Humana ruled ‘anti-competitive’

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:44:08 GMT

Judge says health insurers failed to make case that the deal would not hurt consumers



Cerba Healthcare sold to Partners Group and PSP Investments

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:47:22 GMT

Deal values operator of clinical pathology laboratories at about €2bn



Egypt champions fight against hepatitis C epidemic

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:53:54 GMT

Two-year-old programme treats 1m patients following outbreak sparked by dirty needles



Theresa May softens stance on foreign investment

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:48:46 GMT

Leader is to set out industrial policy focusing on ‘critical national infrastructure’



Smurfit Kappa hits record high on price hopes

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:34:33 GMT

Shares of packaging maker stand out in testing week for blue-chip FTSE 100 index



Leonardo Del Vecchio, the dealmaker of Milan

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:22:17 GMT

Italy’s richest man has agreed a €50bn merger with his eyewear industry rivals



Bristol-Myers shares slide on immunotherapy setback

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:17:11 GMT

Merck pulls ahead in race for new generation of cancer treatments



Americans spend more than anyone on prescription drugs

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:19:10 GMT

While other nations target disease prevention and treatment, US spends big on feeding system itself



Seeking remedies for NHS crisis in revitalised hospital

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:59 GMT

Warwick Hospital’s focus on elderly care has allowed it to transform its A&E performance



Overseas patients boost UK private healthcare growth

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:02:02 GMT

Growth of sector won’t relieve pressure on acute care



GSK hires AstraZeneca executive to head pharma

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:56:58 GMT

Appointment of Luke Miels marks changing of the guard at Britain’s biggest drugmaker



US biotech Ovid to develop Takeda epilepsy drug

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:03:30 GMT

Unusual deal shows expanding role of smaller groups in bringing medicines to market



Pfizer warns of ‘big challenge’ from strong dollar

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:40:26 GMT

Earnings from US companies with big percentage of sales from overseas at risk



Drug companies pledge to improve EM cancer care

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:01:01 GMT

Efforts follow criticism of drug pricing and access in some of the poorest parts of the world



AstraZeneca expands trials for key cancer drug

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:54:39 GMT

Move gives company more options but could signal less confidence in initial approach



The problem with US healthcare in one chart

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:37:20 GMT

Americans spend five times more than Chileans, yet their lifespan is shorter



Healthcare: six big policy areas to watch

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:02:49 GMT

Tremors from political shake-ups in 2016 will be felt beyond country borders



Luxottica and Essilor eye connected vision with €50bn merger

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:36:49 GMT

Ray-Ban owner and lens-maker plot growth through technology and new markets



How toys can turn around global health

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:04:08 GMT

Whirligig research shows solutions to problems such as malaria may be under our noses



Profile: Essilor’s Hubert Sagnières

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:33:14 GMT

Dubbed the ‘chief evangelical officer’, the Frenchman is on profit-driven mission