Medicine

Obamacare customers may show up in fits and starts

Obamacare customers may show up in fits and starts

Published 17/09/2013

(Reuters) - Will Obamacare's launch look more like Black Friday, when U.S. shoppers flood retail stores for bargains the day after Thanksgiving, or April 15, [more…]

British cosmologist Hawking backs right to assisted suicide

British cosmologist Hawking backs right to assisted suicide

Published 17/09/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - British cosmologist Stephen Hawking has backed the right for people who are terminally ill to choose to end their lives and to [more…]

Roche picks Lufthansa boss Franz as new chairman

Roche picks Lufthansa boss Franz as new chairman

Published 16/09/2013

ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche has picked Deutsche Lufthansa Chief Executive Christoph Franz to succeed Franz Humer as chairman of its board, filling the top post [more…]

Looking for lessons in cancer’s ‘miracle’ responders

Looking for lessons in cancer’s ‘miracle’ responders

Published 15/09/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nearly every oncologist can tell the story of cancer patients who beat the odds, responding so well to treatment that they [more…]

Unions fail to get fix from White House on key ‘Obamacare’ concern

Unions fail to get fix from White House on key ‘Obamacare’ concern

Published 14/09/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top labor leaders left the White House on Friday after an hour-long meeting with President Barack Obama, still looking for a way [more…]

Pennsylvania to unveil proposal on extending Medicaid access

Pennsylvania to unveil proposal on extending Medicaid access

Published 13/09/2013

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Governor Tom Corbett is expected to propose early next week that Pennsylvania extend Medicaid benefits to more low-income residents, likely helping them [more…]

Chinese authorities probing German drugmaker Bayer

Chinese authorities probing German drugmaker Bayer

Published 13/09/2013

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese authorities visited a local office of German drugmaker Bayer AG in late August to investigate a potential case of unfair competition, [more…]

Detroit considers pushing its retirees into health exchanges: lawyer

Detroit considers pushing its retirees into health exchanges: lawyer

Published 12/09/2013

DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit's emergency manager is considering ending its health insurance coverage for city retirees under age 65 and giving them a modest stipend [more…]

Analysis: Indian pharma draws more FDA scrutiny as U.S. imports rise

Analysis: Indian pharma draws more FDA scrutiny as U.S. imports rise

Published 12/09/2013

MUMBAI (Reuters) - U.S. inspectors visiting a factory in India owned by drugmaker Wockhardt Ltd in March found torn data records in a waste heap [more…]

FDA panel backs approval of Roche drug in early breast cancer

FDA panel backs approval of Roche drug in early breast cancer

Published 12/09/2013

(Reuters) - Roche Holding AG's drug Perjeta, currently approved to treat metastatic breast cancer, should also be approved to help shrink tumors prior to surgery, [more…]