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Global Business - Strong Medicine

Peter Day visits two Swiss pharmaceutical companies, one huge and one tiny, linked by their quest for a treatment for Alzheimers disease 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 World Service, 3:32PM Sun, 16 Dec 2012
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC World Service, 11:32AM Sat, 15 Dec 2012
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  • Duration 28 minutes

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