[LOME] After he was struck down by malaria and typhoid, Togolese tailor Ayawo Hievi thought he was set to recover when he started taking drugs prescribed by his doctor.

[BEIJING] China is expanding its generic drug-procurement program to include an additional 33 drugs, pitting domestic and international drugmakers in a price war that could see Chinese players...

[TOKYO] Japan's Astellas Pharma on Monday agreed to buy Audentes Therapeutics for approximately US$3 billion in cash as it looks to bolster its pipeline of genetic medicines for rare neuromuscular...

[OTTAWA] Canada does not have a large enough supply of prescription drugs to meet US demand, and importing medicines from Canada would not significantly lower US prices, Ottawa's acting ambassador...

[SINGAPORE] Researchers in Singapore have created the world's largest genetic databank of Asian populations, which could help scientists and doctors better diagnose rare diseases, find the causes...

[NEW YORK] A Pennsylvania jury ruled on Tuesday that US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson must pay US$8 billion in damages and interest for failing to warn that a psychiatric drug could...

[STOCKHOLM] Three researchers from the United States and Britain on Monday shared the Nobel Medicine Prize for research into how human cells sense and adapt to changing oxygen levels, opening up...

THE BROAD VIEW

BEFORE the discovery of microbes, mutations and other causes of disease, curing illness was medicine's main purpose. Sickness seemed to appear out of nowhere and was blamed on everything from the...

THE FOOL’S EYE VIEW

I GET disappointed these days when I can't find a little pill or a gritty ointment that could be used to treat an ailment that is giving me problems. It doesn't happen that often because there...

AS the Oct 31 deadline for Britain to leave the European Union approaches, health professionals are warning that shortages of some medicines could worsen in Europe in the event of a no-deal Brexit...