Medicine

Walgreen in record $80 million settlement over painkillers

Walgreen in record $80 million settlement over painkillers

Published 11/06/2013

(Reuters) - Walgreen Co, the largest U.S. drugstore chain, has agreed to pay $80 million in civil penalties to resolve allegations that it violated federal [more…]

Obama administration to drop limits on morning-after pill

Obama administration to drop limits on morning-after pill

Published 11/06/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Obama administration will scrap age restrictions on the sale of emergency contraception pills, making the morning-after pill available to women [more…]

Vegetable fats tied to less prostate cancer spread

Vegetable fats tied to less prostate cancer spread

Published 10/06/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After being diagnosed with prostate cancer, men who eat a diet high in vegetable fats, such as those in nuts [more…]

MERS coronavirus has potential to cause pandemic: WHO

MERS coronavirus has potential to cause pandemic: WHO

Published 10/06/2013

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization on Monday urged health workers around the world to be on the alert for symptoms of the deadly [more…]

Sanofi steps up diabetes drive as rivals raise the stakes

Sanofi steps up diabetes drive as rivals raise the stakes

Published 07/06/2013

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - In a leafy suburb of Frankfurt, a state-of-the-art plant churns out up to 1 million insulin pens every day in French drugmaker [more…]

Malnutrition condemns millions to stunted lives: UNICEF

Malnutrition condemns millions to stunted lives: UNICEF

Published 07/06/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Some 165 million children worldwide are stunted by malnutrition as babies and face a future of ill health, poor education, low earnings [more…]

World Bank says poor nations to boost spending on nutrition

World Bank says poor nations to boost spending on nutrition

Published 06/06/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's poorest nations are set to nearly triple spending on nutrition programs for mothers and children over the next two years [more…]

FDA panel votes to relax Avandia restrictions

FDA panel votes to relax Avandia restrictions

Published 06/06/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health advisers voted on Thursday to recommend relaxing market restrictions on GlaxoSmithKline's diabetes drug Avandia, the former blockbuster at the center [more…]

New vaccine drives Africa meningitis cases to lowest in decade

New vaccine drives Africa meningitis cases to lowest in decade

Published 06/06/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Case numbers in Africa's meningitis season this year were the lowest in 10 years thanks to a cheap new vaccine designed to [more…]

Group therapy helps rape victims in poor countries

Group therapy helps rape victims in poor countries

Published 05/06/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Group therapy works better than individual support for women in low-income countries who have been victims of sexual violence, according [more…]