Medicine

GSK wins priority status for new HIV drug in U.S

GSK wins priority status for new HIV drug in U.S

Published 16/02/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators gave priority review status to an experimental GlaxoSmithKline drug for HIV/AIDS, which industry analysts view as a possible multibillion-dollar-a-year seller. [more…]

More thorough dialysis may reduce deaths

More thorough dialysis may reduce deaths

Published 14/02/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A more thorough dialysis technique may help prevent deaths due to heart conditions and infections in people with advanced kidney [more…]

”High-glycemic” foods tied to diabetes risk

”High-glycemic” foods tied to diabetes risk

Published 14/02/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who eat a lot of low-fiber and processed foods that quickly spike blood sugars may, not surprisingly, have a [more…]

FDA approves first retinal implant for rare eye disease

FDA approves first retinal implant for rare eye disease

Published 14/02/2013

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first artificial retina, an implanted device that replicates some of the function of the [more…]

U.S. official touts health insurance markets, lawmakers leery

U.S. official touts health insurance markets, lawmakers leery

Published 14/02/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Thursday assured U.S. lawmakers that it is on track to enroll millions of people in new state health [more…]

French firm suspected as culprit in horsemeat scandal

French firm suspected as culprit in horsemeat scandal

Published 14/02/2013

PARIS (Reuters) - An investigation has identified a French meat-processing firm as a likely culprit in the horsemeat scandal that has enraged consumers across Europe [more…]

Obama Medicare rebate plan could hurt drug companies

Obama Medicare rebate plan could hurt drug companies

Published 13/02/2013

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama's decision to spotlight drug rebates as a way to save money on Medicare is likely to be opposed by the [more…]

Horsemeat scandal set to spur tougher EU food tests

Horsemeat scandal set to spur tougher EU food tests

Published 13/02/2013

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission has proposed increased DNA testing of meat products to assess the scale of a scandal involving horsemeat sold as [more…]

House Republican aims to repeal Medicare doctor pay cuts

House Republican aims to repeal Medicare doctor pay cuts

Published 13/02/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives will seek a permanent solution to scheduled steep cuts in physician payments from the federal Medicare [more…]

Slow approvals put India’s drug trials industry at risk

Slow approvals put India’s drug trials industry at risk

Published 12/02/2013

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Slower government approval for testing new medicines is threatening India's aspirations to be a fast-growing, low-cost hub for clinical trials, and [more…]