Taste and fragrance group Firmenich signs merger with DSM global health and nutrition business

Amanda Gerla

Health and nutrition group DSM has confirmed a merger agreement with global flavours, fragrances and ingredients company, Firmenich, combining their sector disciplines, which include applications within confectionery, to become DSM-Firmenich, writes Neill Barston. Terms for the deal, which will merge multi-billion international operations have not been revealed, yet the businesses […]

A call for mental health for all

Amanda Gerla

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Editorials and other Opinion content offer perspectives on issues important to our community and are independent from the work of our newsroom reporters. Clearly, after the Uvalde tragedy, President Biden is committed to taking action on the issue of mass shootings and the safety of children. There […]

Screening is not always healthy: an ethical analysis of health screening packages in Singapore | BMC Medical Ethics

Amanda Gerla

This study explored how HSPs targeted at individuals were conducted and promoted, how clinically appropriate HSP tests were, and the price range of packages. Most HSP providers, particularly private providers and social enterprises, included tests that were inappropriate for population screening. Apart from diabetes and cholesterol screening, there were otherwise […]