In Business - Strong Medicine
Peter Day visits two Swiss pharmaceutical companies, one huge and one tiny and linked by their quest for a treatment for Alzheimer's, to look at the future of drug discovery.
Big problems loom over the pharmaceutical industry which influences so many people's lives. Giant corporations are beset by scandal and their pipelines of new treatments are running dry. Peter Day looks at the future of the industry through the eyes of two Swiss pharma companies, one very big and one of them tiny. Both are linked by their quest for a treatment for Alzheimers.
Producer: Sandra Kanthal.
- Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 9:30PM Sun, 9 Dec 2012
- Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
- First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 8:30PM Thu, 6 Dec 2012
- Duration 30 minutes