An analysis of a new drug’s journey to market, published today in the BMJ, shines a light on financial practices that see some major pharmaceutical companies relying on a cycle of acquisitions, profits from high prices, and shareholder-driven manoeuvres that threatens access to medicines for current and future patients.
Eight researchers from the University of Cambridge have been recognised for their contribution to the advancement of medical science by election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
A delegation comprising some of Brazil’s most senior researchers and science administrators was in Cambridge on June 7 to take part in a half-day seminar, “Cambridge-Brazil: Opportunities for a strategic partnership.”
Towards the end of their training, student doctors have the chance to spend an elective spell working overseas, often in developing countries. Cambridge University medics, Daniel Jackson and Mohammad Razai spent two months in Botswana working in the eye clinics of government hospitals.