Bill Gates at Trump Tower in New York. It  was during a  meeting between Gates and Trump in March of 2018 that the billionaire  claims he changed the president’s opinion on vaccinations.   Photograph:  Getty Images

How did Bill Gates manage to sway Donald Trump towards a pro-vaccination stance? By being there. There is a site where people share their favourite (...)

Nostrum raised the price of a 473ml bottle of promethazine and codeine by 326 per cent to $170.55   at the end of April. Photograph: Dr John Brackenbury/Science Photo Library

A US pharma company has raised the price of a prescription cold medicine by more than 300 per cent to over $170 (€152), in spite of previous criticism(...)

Juul vape products at a shop in New Yorke. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/The New York Times

Cigarette maker Altria on Thursday confirmed a 35 per cent stake in Juul Labs that values the electronic cigarette group at about $38 billion (€33.15 (...)

Darlene Coker is shown with her thoracic surgeon David Sugarbaker

Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the delicate membrane surrounding her(...)

E-cigarettes have been a divisive topic in the public health community

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced sweeping new restrictions on flavoured tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes popul(...)

Doctors and specialists are often as uninformed as their patients

 You’ve heard of big pharma: well, there’s a new menace looming in medicine. In fact, it’s not so new. Not too far into this shocking documentar(...)

A scene from ‘Good Girls’. Photograph: Netflix

Good Girls (Netflix, July 3rd) Who doesn’t want to see Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks and Retta from Parks and Recreation gleefully tear apart a superm(...)

An IV bag of Novartis drug, Kymriah. Photograph: AP

Swiss pharmaceuticals group Novartis has said it will charge $475,000 (€400,000) a patient for its new cancer therapy, putting it among the most expen(...)

A US authority has approved the first-ever treatment that genetically alters a patient’s own cells to fight cancer, a milestone that is expected to transform treatment in the coming years. Photograph: Novartis/AP.

A US authority has approved the first-ever treatment that genetically alters a patient’s own cells to fight cancer, a milestone that is expected to tr(...)