Archive of August 2008

Sir Michael says drug pricing comes from perverse incentives

Head of NICE attacks drugs firms

The chairman of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has criticised the pharmaceutical industry for driving up the price of medicines in an interview with the Observer newspaper.

  • John MacDougall recently died as Glenrothes' MP

    Profile: Glenrothes

    With a by-election on the way which could put the full stop to Gordon Brown's stint as prime minister, all eyes will increasingly focus on the Fife constituency over the coming weeks. But what's it actually like?

  • Warning over UK's 'organ tourists'

    Warning over UK's 'organ tourists'

    Britons travelling abroad for organ transplants may be receiving organs from donors who have not given their consent, the chief executive of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has warned.

  • Dmitri Medvedev playing his hand well

    Feature: Too many questions

    It may look like Russia is playing its hand well, but there are too many unanswered questions about where this crisis is heading for Moscow to be truly in control.

  • Brown and Britain: Flying the flag?

    Comment: Brown and Britain

    Gordon Brown is contributing to another book, this time on Britain. Try not to get too excited.

  • President Bush's speech yesterday marked a new stage in the conflict

    Foreign Office firm as ceasefire crumbles

    The Foreign Office is putting all its efforts into maintaining the Russian-Georgian ceasefire, despite reports of Russian tank movements towards Poti, a port close to where US humanitarian ships are set to dock.

  • 'No such thing as Cameronism'

    'No such thing as Cameronism'

    David Cameron does not have a "coherent political philosophy" according to the director of thinktank Demos.

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