Daily Archives: July 29, 2015

As the drugs watchdog in the US declares painkiller abuse to be a national epidemic, pharma companies are seeking to develop tamper-resistant pills. David Crow finds this search has led to a surge in the recruitment of drug users to test the new opioids and talks to Brandon, one of the human guinea pigs

 

Accenture’s decision to remove the annual performance review is welcome news, says Lucy Kellaway

 

Nato allies have welcomed Turkey’s decision to step up its fight against Isis. But its decision to include Kurdish opponents as the target of its air attacks is causing some concern. Siona Jenkins discusses Turkey’s strategy with Daniel Dombey and Alex Barker.

 

Nato allies have welcomed Turkey’s decision to step up its fight against Isis. But its decision to include Kurdish opponents as the target of its attacks is causing some to question Ankara’s true motives. Siona Jenkins discusses Turkey’s strategy with Daniel Dombey and Alex Barker.

 

Ten years ago the Chinese government ended the renminbi’s strict peg against the US dollar. Since then the currency has gained in stature in world trade, investment and as a reserve currency, reflecting China’s growing international influence. James Kynge asks David Pavitt of HSBC and Jinny Yan of Standard Chartered what further changes are in store. Read more at ft.com/renminbi. Music: David Sappa