What are new antibiotics really worth?

Antibiotics worth

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the greatest challenges of our time, but few new antibiotics are currently in development. The NHS is testing the world’s first subscription-style payment model in an attempt to change this

India: a global pharma powerhouse

India pharma

India’s economy may be struggling, but its pharmaceutical industry is booming, thanks to initiatives to improve domestic access to medicine and a solid export market. But can such growth continue?

Should we treat ageing like a disease?

Ageing disease

Could reclassifying 'ageing' as a disease or condition alleviate the suffering that accompanies getting older?

How the connected lab can transform drug development

pharmacy tech

Automation is already showing great potential in helping researchers cut wasted time and increase productivity

Why are orphan drugs so expensive?

Current methods to determine the right value for orphan drugs remain controversial, yet the fast-tracking of new therapies marks a big step forward for the industry

How online pharmacies are improving patients’ lives

Pharmacists are becoming the first port of call for patients with minor illnesses as internet pharmacies take a greater share of dispensing drugs and GPs complain of increasing pressure

Dispensing should not be a pharmacist’s only task

Technologies such as smart dispensing robots are delivering increased speed, accuracy and security as well as freeing up pharmacists to offer health advice to patients

Eight ways to revitalise community pharmacies

A potential resource to ease pressure on GPs and hospitals, community pharmacies are seeking greater government funding