Medicine

Coke to sell ‘natural’ mid-calorie cola in Argentina

Coke to sell ‘natural’ mid-calorie cola in Argentina

Published 26/06/2013

(Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co (KO.N ) announced plans on Wednesday to introduce a cola that is sweetened with sugar and the naturally occurring, no-calorie sweetener [more…]

U.S. says drug legalization no “silver bullet” against crime

U.S. says drug legalization no “silver bullet” against crime

Published 26/06/2013

VIENNA (Reuters) - Legalizing drugs was no "silver bullet" that would make organized crime disappear, President Barack Obama's drugs policy chief said on Wednesday, as [more…]

Republican battles over Medicaid turn to God and morality

Republican battles over Medicaid turn to God and morality

Published 26/06/2013

(Reuters) - Ohio's Republican governor, John Kasich, is no fan of President Barack Obama's health reform law. But he has become an unlikely proponent of [more…]

Novartis skin drug helps patients with chronic hives

Novartis skin drug helps patients with chronic hives

Published 26/06/2013

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis said its drug omalizumab significantly improved itch in patients with a severe form of hives, according to a late-stage [more…]

U.S. approves two new Newport cigarettes in first use of new powers

U.S. approves two new Newport cigarettes in first use of new powers

Published 25/06/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it would allow two new cigarettes from Lorillard Inc onto the market, marking the [more…]

Novartis tests copy of Amgen’s Enbrel in late-stage trial

Novartis tests copy of Amgen’s Enbrel in late-stage trial

Published 24/06/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Sandoz, the generics unit of Novartis, has launched a late-stage trial with its biosimilar version of Amgen's Enbrel, consolidating its leading position [more…]

India’s Ranbaxy falls on media report of U.S. FDA query on plant

India’s Ranbaxy falls on media report of U.S. FDA query on plant

Published 24/06/2013

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Shares of Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd fell as much as 2.3 percent on Monday after newspaper Business Standard reported the U.S. Food and [more…]

New death in Saudi Arabia from SARS-like coronavirus MERS

New death in Saudi Arabia from SARS-like coronavirus MERS

Published 22/06/2013

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said another person had died of the SARS-like coronavirus MERS and six new cases were registered, as international experts said [more…]

Sanofi’s next-generation insulin shows edge over Lantus

Sanofi’s next-generation insulin shows edge over Lantus

Published 22/06/2013

PARIS (Reuters) - An improved version of Sanofi's blockbuster insulin Lantus is better than the older drug at controlling blood sugar lows at night, a [more…]

FDA approves Theravance’s lung drug for wider use

FDA approves Theravance’s lung drug for wider use

Published 21/06/2013

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Theravance Inc's antibiotic lung drug to treat a type of bacterial pneumonia affecting hospitalized patients, particularly [more…]