Medicine

Drugmakers eye Africa’s middle classes as next growth market

Drugmakers eye Africa’s middle classes as next growth market

Published 12/02/2013

PARIS (Reuters) - For pharmaceutical companies, Africa is changing. Not only is the continent's economic growth grabbing attention in boardrooms but the shifting nature of [more…]

Obama rules out raising Medicare eligibility age to cut spending

Obama rules out raising Medicare eligibility age to cut spending

Published 11/02/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has ruled out raising the age that Americans become eligible for Medicare, the government health insurance program for seniors, [more…]

Tesco’s spaghetti bolognese tests positive for horse DNA

Tesco’s spaghetti bolognese tests positive for horse DNA

Published 11/02/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, said on Monday it had found horse DNA exceeding 60 percent in some of its own-brand frozen spaghetti [more…]

Novo Nordisk hit hard as U.S. rebuffs insulin drug

Novo Nordisk hit hard as U.S. rebuffs insulin drug

Published 11/02/2013

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - U.S. regulators refused to approve Novo Nordisk's new long-acting insulin Tresiba until it conducts extra tests for potential heart risks, dealing a [more…]

Catholic bishops reject Obama offer on contraceptive coverage

Catholic bishops reject Obama offer on contraceptive coverage

Published 08/02/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Roman Catholic bishops on Thursday rejected the Obama Administration's latest bid for compromise over a hotly disputed health policy that requires [more…]

Insight: GSK vaccine ingredient scrutinized for narcolepsy clues

Insight: GSK vaccine ingredient scrutinized for narcolepsy clues

Published 08/02/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Mounting evidence of a link between GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix flu shot and a spike in narcolepsy cases among children in Europe is putting [more…]

Test strip supply linked to better diabetes care

Test strip supply linked to better diabetes care

Published 07/02/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Frequent blood sugar testing was strongly associated with better diabetes control in a large new study that concludes public and [more…]

Michigan Republican governor Snyder backs Medicaid expansion

Michigan Republican governor Snyder backs Medicaid expansion

Published 06/02/2013

(Reuters) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on Wednesday endorsed an expansion of health coverage for the poor under President Barack Obama's reform law, joining five [more…]

Insight: Shrinking U.S. labor unions see relief in marijuana industry

Insight: Shrinking U.S. labor unions see relief in marijuana industry

Published 06/02/2013

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The medical marijuana shop next to a tattoo parlor on a busy street in Los Angeles looks much like hundreds of [more…]

Europe faces cost cuts as GSK promises return to growth

Europe faces cost cuts as GSK promises return to growth

Published 06/02/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline plans to cut costs in its struggling European drugs division and promised investors a return to growth this year, after failing [more…]