Karen Birmingham

Biotech brings silver lining to pharma cloud

Last month the world's leading pharmaceutical company received simultaneous FDA approval for two new therapies. Yet neither drug was invented by the company. Both were originally developed by small biotechs.
01 Feb 2006

Drugs for kids – a big business faces big changes

Europe looks increasingly likely to follow America’s lead and require drug companies to test their products in children. But Europe's pharma lack the resources to carry out drug trials in children — so industry and patients will have to rely on the skills developed in academic centres.
12 Oct 2005