Healthcare (TRBC)

China says to take tough steps to fight African swine fever

China says to take tough steps to fight African swine fever

Published 19/11/2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will take tough steps to wipe out African swine fever and will crack down on any behavior that delays or covers [more…]

China reports new outbreaks of African swine fever in Jiangxi,…

China reports new outbreaks of African swine fever in Jiangxi,…

Published 17/11/2018

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Four new outbreaks of African swine fever have been reported in China’s provinces of Jiangxi, Yunnan and Sichuan as well as the [more…]

FDA declines to approve Aquestive’s Viagra rival

FDA declines to approve Aquestive’s Viagra rival

Published 16/11/2018

(Reuters) - Aquestive Therapeutics Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its erectile dysfunction treatment and sought additional data. [more…]

Novartis’ blood disorder drug gets FDA approval for expanded use

Novartis’ blood disorder drug gets FDA approval for expanded use

Published 16/11/2018

(Reuters) - Novartis AG said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the use of its low platelets drug to treat patients with [more…]

Pfizer to raise U.S. drug prices in January after previously…

Pfizer to raise U.S. drug prices in January after previously…

Published 16/11/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said on Friday that it plans to hike U.S. prices on 41 of its medicines in January, after walking [more…]

Make-a-Wish program tied to lower hospital costs for sick kids

Make-a-Wish program tied to lower hospital costs for sick kids

Published 16/11/2018

(Reuters Health) - Kids with life-threatening illnesses who receive a special gift from the Make-a-Wish Foundation may have lower hospital costs than sick children who [more…]

Eleventh child dies from viral outbreak at New Jersey facility

Eleventh child dies from viral outbreak at New Jersey facility

Published 16/11/2018

(Reuters) - An 11th child has died in less than four weeks at a New Jersey rehabilitation center, one of 34 young patients with compromised [more…]

Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project

Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project

Published 16/11/2018

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s life sciences division Verily said on Friday that it was putting on hold one of its oldest and highest-profile projects, a [more…]

Hygiene standards not up to the mark at farmers’ markets

Hygiene standards not up to the mark at farmers’ markets

Published 16/11/2018

(Reuters Health) - Vendors at farmers’ markets could benefit from lessons in food-safety, according to researchers at Pennsylvania State University. The researchers visited farmers’ markets [more…]

How U.S. seniors on Medicare can bridge the gap in dental insurance

How U.S. seniors on Medicare can bridge the gap in dental insurance

Published 15/11/2018

CHICAGO (Reuters) - During a recent visit to my dentist, we got talking about his frustrations with Medicare. “It’s amazing - they have managed to [more…]