Health

Analysis: Antibiotics crisis prompts rethink on risks, rewards

Analysis: Antibiotics crisis prompts rethink on risks, rewards

Published 18/03/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Thirty years ago, when the world faced the terrifying prospect of an untreatable disease known as AIDS, big drugmakers scented an opportunity [more…]

Agencies warn of global TB “powder keg”, funding gap

Agencies warn of global TB “powder keg”, funding gap

Published 18/03/2013

LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - Deadly strains of tuberculosis that are resistant to multiple drugs are spreading around the world, and authorities urgently need another $1.6 billion [more…]

Novo Nordisk obesity drug results underwhelm investors

Novo Nordisk obesity drug results underwhelm investors

Published 18/03/2013

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Overweight and obese diabetes patients given high doses of Novo Nordisk's drug liraglutide achieved 6 percent weight loss in a clinical trial, [more…]

Top court to hear arguments over generic drugmaker liability

Top court to hear arguments over generic drugmaker liability

Published 18/03/2013

(Reuters) - The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday in a case that could decide whether generic drugmakers can be held liable for alleged [more…]

Novartis says Alcon’s eye drug Jetrea gets EU approval

Novartis says Alcon’s eye drug Jetrea gets EU approval

Published 18/03/2013

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis said its Alcon unit got a green light from the European Commission for Jetrea, a drug that treats an eye condition [more…]

Merck anesthesia-reversal agent faces new delay

Merck anesthesia-reversal agent faces new delay

Published 15/03/2013

(Reuters) - The Food and Drug Administration will not complete its review of Merck & Co's experimental medicine to reverse the effects of anesthesia until [more…]

Rapid HIV treatment points to “functional cure” for AIDS

Rapid HIV treatment points to “functional cure” for AIDS

Published 15/03/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Treating people with HIV rapidly after they have become infected with the virus that causes AIDS may be enough to achieve a [more…]

Combat soldiers more likely to commit violent crimes: study

Combat soldiers more likely to commit violent crimes: study

Published 15/03/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - British soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan - particularly young men and those who have seen active combat - are [more…]

More U.S. drivers texting, chatting than Western Europeans: CDC

More U.S. drivers texting, chatting than Western Europeans: CDC

Published 14/03/2013

(Reuters) - More U.S. drivers chatted on the phone or used email and text messaging while behind the wheel in 2011 than did their counterparts [more…]

After breast cancer, high-fat dairy foods raise risk of death

After breast cancer, high-fat dairy foods raise risk of death

Published 14/03/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Women who have ever had breast cancer might want to walk away from the brie, the butter and the black cherry [more…]