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’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?
Could reclassifying 'ageing' as a disease or condition alleviate the suffering that accompanies getting older?
Automation is already showing great potential in helping researchers cut wasted time and increase productivity
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
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
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
A potential resource to ease pressure on GPs and hospitals, community pharmacies are seeking greater government funding