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World Health Assembly Push for drug pricing transparency strikes a nerve with industry

The 72nd World Health Assembly opens on Monday, but a draft resolution to end secrecy around drug pricing has already struck a nerve.

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Health scare How serious is Switzerland's measles situation?

In 2019, more measles cases have already been reported than in all of last year. But compared to a decade ago, it's still relatively low. 

Alain Berset visit Swiss expertise could help Central African Republic, says minister

Health minister Alain Berset has ended a visit to the Central African Republic, saying Switzerland can offer expertise in several areas. 

This content was published on May 7, 2019 9:10 PM

Mental health  Study identifies 20 new genes associated with bipolar disorder 

An international research team, including scientists from the University of Basel, has identified 20 new genes associated with bipolar disorder.  

This content was published on May 3, 2019 3:12 PM

Hygiene  Infections down in hospitals and care homes 

Progress has been made in reducing infections picked up in hospitals and care homes in Switzerland, thanks to improved prevention efforts.

This content was published on May 3, 2019 2:35 PM

Drug debate  Swiss health commission calls for legalisation of cannabis  

A Swiss government commission has called for cannabis to be decriminalised and for the market to be regulated in the Alpine country. 

This content was published on April 30, 2019 2:34 PM

Life expectancy One in four Swiss girls born in 2017 could reach 100

A Swiss boy or girl born in 2017 could well live to the age of 81.4 and 85.4 years, respectively.

This content was published on April 25, 2019 4:57 PM

fair price? Generic drugs remain twice as expensive in Switzerland

Drug prices in Switzerland remain higher than in other major European markets, especially when it comes to generic drugs, which are twice as ...

This content was published on April 16, 2019 5:41 PM

Cause explained Post resumes drone flights after Zurich accident

Swiss Post is to restart drone flights for healthcare services, which were grounded after an accident involving a drone on Lake Zurich in January.

This content was published on April 12, 2019 3:11 PM

Trisa's Dental democracy Swiss toothbrush company gives workers a say

Toothbrushes made by Swiss family enterprise Trisa clean the teeth of people on every continent. The company has a unique employee philosophy.

Reimbursements Swiss medical community stands up for Alzheimer patients

Leading Swiss medical institutions are calling for Alzheimer diagnosis and treatment to be reimbursed by compulsory health care institutions.

This content was published on April 7, 2019 5:23 PM

Vaping Swiss lab finds toxic substances in Philip Morris e-cigarette

Highly toxic substances escape from the filters of IQOS electronic cigarettes produced by the Swiss-based tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris.

This content was published on April 7, 2019 1:10 PM