Medicine

Cashing in on health scares, China online food sales boom

Cashing in on health scares, China online food sales boom

Published 11/08/2013

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese consumers are responding to a powerful new marketing tactic that plays to a widespread fear of food contamination - the promise [more…]

NZ’s Fonterra pulls ‘DCD’ milk powder in Sri Lanka, disputes test

NZ’s Fonterra pulls ‘DCD’ milk powder in Sri Lanka, disputes test

Published 11/08/2013

WELLINGTON/COLOMBO (Reuters) - New Zealand-based dairy giant Fonterra Co-operative Ltd said on Sunday it had withdrawn milk powder under orders from the Sri Lankan authorities [more…]

China investigates France’s Sanofi for alleged bribery: Xinhua

China investigates France’s Sanofi for alleged bribery: Xinhua

Published 10/08/2013

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has started investigating French drugmaker Sanofi SA for allegedly bribing more than 500 Chinese doctors with about 1.7 million yuan ($277,600) [more…]

Disabled Greeks get swim thanks to solar chair

Disabled Greeks get swim thanks to solar chair

Published 09/08/2013

ALEPOCHORI, Greece (Reuters) - Paralyzed from the waist down, Lefteris Theofilou has spent nearly half his life bound to a wheelchair and recalls as if [more…]

School children consumed recalled Fonterra dairy protein

School children consumed recalled Fonterra dairy protein

Published 09/08/2013

AUCKLAND (Reuters) - Students at a high school in New Zealand consumed protein drinks containing whey concentrate which had been recalled by dairy giant Fonterra, [more…]

China food watchdog to tighten supervision of milk powder makers

China food watchdog to tighten supervision of milk powder makers

Published 09/08/2013

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said it will enhance monitoring of milk powder producers following a contamination scare at New Zealand's Fonterra and "severely" punish any [more…]

Tyson takes lead with Zilmax ban, higher beef prices may follow

Tyson takes lead with Zilmax ban, higher beef prices may follow

Published 09/08/2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) - When top U.S. meat packer Tyson Foods Inc abruptly announced it would stop buying cattle fed with a widely used drug that [more…]

GSK plugs into bioelectronics with $50 million venture fund

GSK plugs into bioelectronics with $50 million venture fund

Published 08/08/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline raised its bet on using electrical signals in the body to target diseases on Thursday with the launch of a $50 [more…]

Fonterra CEO says supply contracts intact after food safety scare

Fonterra CEO says supply contracts intact after food safety scare

Published 08/08/2013

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra insisted that its customers were sticking to their supply contracts with the world's largest dairy exporter for [more…]

Congress wins relief on Obamacare health plan subsidies

Congress wins relief on Obamacare health plan subsidies

Published 07/08/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress has won some partial relief for lawmakers and their staffs from the "Obamacare" health reforms that it passed and subjected itself [more…]