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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

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28 minutes

Last on

Sun 16 Dec 2012 15:32GMT

Contributors to this programme

Severin Schwan

CEO, Roche


Andreas Knierzinger

Head Treasury and Financing, Roche


Michael Owen

Chairman, Sami Consulting


Luca Santerelli

Head of Neuroscience, Roche


Andrea Pfeifer

CEO, AC Immune


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