Medicine

Deadly Middle East virus unlikely to cause SARS-like epidemic

Deadly Middle East virus unlikely to cause SARS-like epidemic

Published 26/07/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Despite its high current death rate, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that emerged in Saudi Arabia last year is unlikely to [more…]

Glaxo to pay $229 million to settle Avandia suits with eight states

Glaxo to pay $229 million to settle Avandia suits with eight states

Published 24/07/2013

(Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $229 million to settle lawsuits brought by eight U.S. states related to improper marketing of its Avandia diabetes [more…]

Pet pig Nemo’s lymphoma treatment makes research history

Pet pig Nemo’s lymphoma treatment makes research history

Published 24/07/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When George Goldner went to feed his six pet pigs earlier this year, his 730-pound (331-kg) companion Nemo was acting strangely. Nemo [more…]

Planned Parenthood to pay Texas $1.4 million to settle alleged fraud

Planned Parenthood to pay Texas $1.4 million to settle alleged fraud

Published 24/07/2013

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Women's health group Planned Parenthood has agreed to pay the state of Texas $1.4 million to settle allegations of fraud in [more…]

Higher risk of hospitalization after prison release

Higher risk of hospitalization after prison release

Published 24/07/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who were recently released from prison are more likely to be admitted to a hospital than those who were [more…]

Smoking in pregnancy tied to kids’ conduct problems

Smoking in pregnancy tied to kids’ conduct problems

Published 24/07/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children of women who smoked cigarettes during pregnancy are more likely to have behavioral problems than those whose mothers didn't [more…]

Roche’s new leukaemia drug superior to Rituxan in study

Roche’s new leukaemia drug superior to Rituxan in study

Published 24/07/2013

ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche's experimental leukaemia drug known as GA101 delayed disease progression in people with one of the most common forms of blood cancer [more…]

Supreme Court win boosts fight against drug settlements: FTC

Supreme Court win boosts fight against drug settlements: FTC

Published 23/07/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Supreme Court ruling giving regulators the right to sue drugmakers for agreements that delay sale of cheaper generic pharmaceuticals should deter [more…]

U.S. citizen detained as China pharma probe spreads

U.S. citizen detained as China pharma probe spreads

Published 23/07/2013

BEIJING (Reuters) - A U.S. citizen has been detained in China in connection with probes sparked by an unfolding corruption scandal in the drugs industry, [more…]

Bribery serves as life-support for Chinese hospitals

Bribery serves as life-support for Chinese hospitals

Published 23/07/2013

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Bribery is the lubricant that helps keep China's public hospitals running, and the health system would struggle to function without illegal payments [more…]