The NHS wants to share patient information on a huge database. Has government learned nothing from the privacy debate?
Trade in illegal, ineffective drugs flourishes as pharmaceutical industry repeatedly fails to produce successful pill
Confidential documents have revealed the formidable lobbying operation waged by a tobacco giant seeking to undermine efforts to make cigarettes less attractive to children and women, and force packs to carry larger health warnings.
Margaret Thatcher and her chancellor Sir Geoffrey Howe were behind a politically toxic plan in 1982 to dismantle the welfare state, newly released Downing Street documents show. She later attempted to distance herself from the plans after what was described as a "riot" in her cabinet.
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An NHS trust that is struggling to meet the costs of a private finance initiative is also failing to deliver proper standards of care, according to the health watchdog.
Public satisfaction with the NHS has recorded its largest fall in at least three decades, with ministers' rhetoric attacking the health service to justify reforms likely to have dented confidence, a thinktank has warned.