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The week ahead Too many drugs, a long walk and a brainwave

Here are the top stories we’re following in the week of November 23.


Many older Swiss take as many as ten different types of medication per day. Is there a way to stop prescribing duplicative, unnecessary or otherwise inappropriate drugs?


Residents voted five years ago to build a public footpath along the shores of Lake Geneva, but it still hasn’t been laid down. We find out what’s standing in the way of a walk by the water. 



Einstein spent six years in the Swiss capital of Bern and wrote his special theory of relativity, which was published exactly 100 years ago, while living in a flat in the old town. His work on the general theory also began in BernSwitzerland is proud of the connection, but has ‘Einstein-mania’ gone too far?


A verdict is expected in the trial of the former HSBC employee, Hervé Falciani, who is accused of unauthorised acquisition of data, financial espionage and violating Swiss bank and business secrecy rules.

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