All articles by Sarah Blackman

  1. UK doctors fear job losses as government reshuffles healthcare spending

    Patients in the UK could lose as many as 2,400 doctors under the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review, the Royal College…
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    3 Jul
  2. Two HIV-positive patients cleared of virus after bone marrow transplants

    Two HIV-positive patients have been taken off their anti-retroviral drugs after bone marrow transplants seemed to clear the virus from…
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    2 Jul
  3. FDA awards Activartis brain cancer drug Orphan Drug Designation

    Austrian biotech company Activartis has received Orphan Drug Designation for its cancer immunotherapy AV0113 from the US Food and Drug…
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    1 Jul
  4. Sanofi’s Lyxumia approved to treat diabetes in Japan

    French drug maker Sanofi has announced that its injectable diabetes treatment Lyxumia has been approved in Japan. Lyxumia (lixisenatide) is…
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    27 Jun
  5. Global raid seizes fake drugs worth $40.8m

    Counterfeit and unlicensed drugs valued at $40.8m have been seized by the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) in a week-long…
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    27 Jun
  6. Roche, AstraZeneca to share drug research data

    Roche and AstraZeneca have launched a consortium that will share early research data related to drug design to accelerate the…
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    26 Jun
  7. Celgene buys MophoSys for myeloma antibody development

    German biopharmaceutical company MorphoSys will jointly develop an antibody for the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM) and leukaemia with Celgene…
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    26 Jun
  8. Medicines Australia to expose drug company handouts to doctors

    Healthcare professionals in Australia who accept payments from drug companies will be named and shamed on a public register, the…
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    25 Jun
  9. Tenofovir cuts HIV infection rates by half in drug users

    The first clinical trial to assess whether antiretrovirals can reduce HIV transmission in injecting drug users has shown that tenofovir…
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    25 Jun
  10. Women in UK to be offered preventative breast cancer drugs

    Hundreds of thousands of women in England and Wales with a family history of breast cancer could be given drugs…
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    24 Jun
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