Medicine

Obama Medicare rebate plan could hurt drug companies

Obama Medicare rebate plan could hurt drug companies

Published 13/02/2013

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama's decision to spotlight drug rebates as a way to save money on Medicare is likely to be opposed by the [more…]

Horsemeat scandal set to spur tougher EU food tests

Horsemeat scandal set to spur tougher EU food tests

Published 13/02/2013

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission has proposed increased DNA testing of meat products to assess the scale of a scandal involving horsemeat sold as [more…]

House Republican aims to repeal Medicare doctor pay cuts

House Republican aims to repeal Medicare doctor pay cuts

Published 13/02/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives will seek a permanent solution to scheduled steep cuts in physician payments from the federal Medicare [more…]

Slow approvals put India’s drug trials industry at risk

Slow approvals put India’s drug trials industry at risk

Published 12/02/2013

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Slower government approval for testing new medicines is threatening India's aspirations to be a fast-growing, low-cost hub for clinical trials, and [more…]

Drugmakers eye Africa’s middle classes as next growth market

Drugmakers eye Africa’s middle classes as next growth market

Published 12/02/2013

PARIS (Reuters) - For pharmaceutical companies, Africa is changing. Not only is the continent's economic growth grabbing attention in boardrooms but the shifting nature of [more…]

Obama rules out raising Medicare eligibility age to cut spending

Obama rules out raising Medicare eligibility age to cut spending

Published 11/02/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has ruled out raising the age that Americans become eligible for Medicare, the government health insurance program for seniors, [more…]

Tesco’s spaghetti bolognese tests positive for horse DNA

Tesco’s spaghetti bolognese tests positive for horse DNA

Published 11/02/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, said on Monday it had found horse DNA exceeding 60 percent in some of its own-brand frozen spaghetti [more…]

Novo Nordisk hit hard as U.S. rebuffs insulin drug

Novo Nordisk hit hard as U.S. rebuffs insulin drug

Published 11/02/2013

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - U.S. regulators refused to approve Novo Nordisk's new long-acting insulin Tresiba until it conducts extra tests for potential heart risks, dealing a [more…]

Catholic bishops reject Obama offer on contraceptive coverage

Catholic bishops reject Obama offer on contraceptive coverage

Published 08/02/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Roman Catholic bishops on Thursday rejected the Obama Administration's latest bid for compromise over a hotly disputed health policy that requires [more…]

Insight: GSK vaccine ingredient scrutinized for narcolepsy clues

Insight: GSK vaccine ingredient scrutinized for narcolepsy clues

Published 08/02/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Mounting evidence of a link between GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix flu shot and a spike in narcolepsy cases among children in Europe is putting [more…]