Medicine

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…]

J&J sees 4 cent per share Q1 charge for Venezuela devaluation

J&J sees 4 cent per share Q1 charge for Venezuela devaluation

Published 25/02/2013

(Reuters) - Diversified healthcare company Johnson & Johnson, which makes consumer products like the Neutrogena-brand line, said on Monday that Venezuela's February 13 devaluation of [more…]

Germany investigates possible organic egg fraud

Germany investigates possible organic egg fraud

Published 25/02/2013

BERLIN (Reuters) - German authorities are investigating possible large-scale fraud by organic egg producers amid increased concern over food industry practices following Europe's horse meat [more…]

Study says too many Americans still drink too much

Study says too many Americans still drink too much

Published 25/02/2013

(Reuters) - On any given day in the United States, 18 percent of men and 11 percent of women drink more alcohol than federal guidelines [more…]

Rate of employer health insurance coverage stabilizes

Rate of employer health insurance coverage stabilizes

Published 22/02/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Less than half of adults received health insurance through their employer in 2012, but the market showed signs of stabilizing after three [more…]

FDA recalls J&J’s orthopedic device because of fracture potential

FDA recalls J&J’s orthopedic device because of fracture potential

Published 22/02/2013

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday said it has notified healthcare professionals of a Class I recall, the most serious type, [more…]

EU agency recommends Sanofi, Merck pediatric vaccine

EU agency recommends Sanofi, Merck pediatric vaccine

Published 22/02/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Medicines Agency recommended approval of Hexyon, a new 6-in-1 pediatric vaccine from Sanofi Pasteur MSD, a joint venture between Merck [more…]