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Battling the US opioid epidemic

23 January 2019

Adapt pharma’s naloxone nasal spray makes treating overdoses easier

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Pfizer to close two manufacturing plants in India

16 January 2019

Closures will lead to the loss of 1700 jobs – almost 6% of the pharma giant’s manufacturing workforce

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Chinese plant closures disrupt supply chains

9 January 2019

Environmental clampdown knocks out major suppliers of some ingredients

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Bristol-Myers Squibb to buy Celgene for $74 billion

8 January 2019

Deal boosts BMS’s cancer and immunology pipeline with 5 drugs in late stage clinical trials

Long reads

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Antifouling coatings cling to copper

By Vanessa Zainzinger

Copper coatings keep ships clear from unwanted sea life but environmental concerns mean some are keen to move away from the metal. Can it be replaced?

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Chemicals industry roundup 2018

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Industry growth remains strong despite tariff disputes, political uncertainty and supply chain challenges

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Pharmaceuticals roundup 2018

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Merger deals, product approvals and infrastructure changes have been overshadowed by political uncertainty, in Europe and around the world

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Profiles

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Battling the US opioid epidemic

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Adapt pharma’s naloxone nasal spray makes treating overdoses easier

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Sensing the sweet spot

By Josh Howgego

Ziylo’s selective glucose-binding molecule could open doors to smart insulin for diabetes

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Transforming PET imaging with silicon

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Fuzionaire Diagnostics can add Si–18F radiolabels to a variety of molecules quickly, easily and cheaply

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Rural power champion

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Clementine Chambon is the 2018 Chemistry World Entrepreneur of the Year for her work using bioenergy to solve environmental, social and gender challenges in rural India

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Opinion

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In search of ultimate selectivity

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A catalyst that reacts only with aryl iodides, spurning bromides and chlorides

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Thinking differently about waste

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Plastic and carbon emissions are valuable resources we can’t afford to discard

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What are the rate-limiting steps in drug discovery?

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Getting more drugs to market is not just a chemistry problem

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No U-turns

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Why punish leaders just for changing their minds?

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GSK and Pfizer joint venture creates new consumer healthcare giant

21 December 2018By

Enlarged GSK consumer health will have largest market share of any firm and be a leader in key countries

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Bayer to cut 12000 jobs

6 December 2018By

As it integrates Monsanto businesses, Bayer will eliminate around 10% of its global workforce

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Sartan drug contamination brings cancer uncertainty

4 December 2018By

Levels of nitrosamines and other carcinogens in affected tablets of valsartan and related drugs similar to smoking 20 cigarettes a day

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Sensing the sweet spot

3 December 2018By Josh Howgego

Ziylo’s selective glucose-binding molecule could open doors to smart insulin for diabetes

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Arrests in China follow massive leak into the Taiwan Strait

29 November 2018By

Seven charged with criminal negligence after release of 70 tonnes of aromatic hydrocarbons sickened over 50 people

A PET scan of a human

Transforming PET imaging with silicon

14 November 2018By

Fuzionaire Diagnostics can add Si–18F radiolabels to a variety of molecules quickly, easily and cheaply