Medicine

FDA launches series of meetings on food-safety proposals

FDA launches series of meetings on food-safety proposals

Published 28/02/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Food and Drug Administration kicked off a series of public meetings on Thursday to explain its proposed new rules for improving [more…]

Screening might avert many lung cancer deaths: study

Screening might avert many lung cancer deaths: study

Published 27/02/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A calculation based on results from a large lung cancer screening trial projects that 12,000 deaths a year among the [more…]

Amgen loses as top U.S. court backs class actions

Amgen loses as top U.S. court backs class actions

Published 27/02/2013

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court made it easier on Wednesday for shareholders to bring class-action lawsuits, breaking a recent line of decisions [more…]

GlaxoSmithKline unit joins patent pool for AIDS drugs

GlaxoSmithKline unit joins patent pool for AIDS drugs

Published 27/02/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline's HIV/AIDS drugs business is to share intellectual property rights on children's medicine in a patent pool designed to make treatments more [more…]

Tenet sees benefit in 2014 from health reform

Tenet sees benefit in 2014 from health reform

Published 26/02/2013

(Reuters) - Tenet Healthcare Corp (THC.N ) said on Tuesday it expects the U.S. healthcare reform law to have a positive impact on its earnings [more…]

Alcohol counseling may aid domestic abuse therapy

Alcohol counseling may aid domestic abuse therapy

Published 26/02/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For heavy drinkers in treatment for domestic violence problems, an extra therapy session targeting alcohol abuse may help to speed [more…]

FDA halts trials of Amgen drug in children, cites death

FDA halts trials of Amgen drug in children, cites death

Published 26/02/2013

(Reuters) - The Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it has stopped all pediatric clinical trials of Amgen Inc's Sensipar after the death of [more…]

Switzerland’s Roche pledges to open up access to drug data

Switzerland’s Roche pledges to open up access to drug data

Published 26/02/2013

* Says will give third-party researchers access to trial data * Follows GSK decision to publish reports and data * Drugmakers under pressure to increase [more…]

Nestle buys U.S. medical foods firm Pamlab

Nestle buys U.S. medical foods firm Pamlab

Published 26/02/2013

ZURICH (Reuters) - Nestle has agreed to buy U.S. medical foods company Pamlab, the latest in a string of recent acquisitions as the world's biggest [more…]

Insight: Cancer drugs proving worth earlier in testing

Insight: Cancer drugs proving worth earlier in testing

Published 25/02/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michael Weitz was out of options. The Californian had endured chemotherapy, radiation and surgery but his lung cancer still spread to [more…]