Preparing for the next pandemic

It is a matter of when, and not if, a pandemic will strike, so how prepared are we to combat a deadly virus infecting millions around the globe?

Rare diseases require radical new funding methods

Devising funding strategies to develop drugs for the treatment of rare diseases remains a challenge as patient groups are often too small

New drugs for not-so-rare diseases

NHS England's spending on medicines

Just how rare are rare diseases in the UK? Not as rare as you might think

Non-communicable diseases in the developed world

The escape from poverty has closed the door on many of mankind’s worst afflictions, but thrown open the window to others