| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:16 AM
Por Silke Koltrowitz y Sarah White
ZURICH/MADRID, 11 nov (Reuters) - La farmacÃ©utica suiza
Novartis acordÃ³ la venta de su unidad de diagnÃ³stico sanguÃneo a
la firma espaÃ±ola Grifols en 1.680 millones de dÃ³lares, en una
nueva seÃ±al de la...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:26 AM
* First Phase III trial data on darapladib due shortly
* GSK sees once-daily pill as new way to fight heart disease
* Analysts wary after lack of evidence in Phase II
* Consensus forecasts point to $605 mln sales in 2018
* Billions of dollars upside...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 9:00 AM
BEIJING — If you want a full-time teaching job, but you're stuck in a temporary gig without health benefits, Luo Chunlei advises that you buy the school principal a box of mooncakes and follow up with an envelope of dough.
Having an operation?...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:41 PM
British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said Monday that some of its executives in China appeared to have broken laws as authorities there investigate allegations of widespread bribery by the company.
Chinese police, who have detained four company employees...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Too much good news in medicine may be bad news for science, according to a new study that suggests animal research is riddled with bias that allows too many treatments to advance to human trials.
Researchers examined data from thousands of experiments...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 11:47 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Only slightly more than half of U.S. girls aged 13 to 17 had been vaccinated against a virus that can cause cervical and other cancers last year, and a top U.S. health official said on Thursday that more must be done to bring the...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:58 AM
One of the dudes who ripped off an estimated $90 million worth of drugs from an Eli Lilly warehouse in Enfield (the biggest such burglary in U.S. history) was part of a ring that pulled off a series of multi-million-dollar thefts in Virginia, Florida,...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 10:07 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. introduction of a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer in 2006 has reduced infections with the human papillomavirus or HPV - the sexually transmitted virus that causes the disease - by more than half among girls and young women,...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 1:39 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - Antibodies to a high-risk type of a virus that causes mouth and throat cancers when transmitted via oral sex can be detected in blood tests many years before onset of the disease, according to a World Health Organisation-led team of...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Puffing on slim metal tubes loaded with pale yellow liquid, two London businessmen say they have between their lips a cure for what the U.N. calls "one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced".
Electronic cigarettes are the future,...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Nutritionists known for issuing warnings about the health risks of eating red meat reiterated their message this week, confirming a link between red meat consumption and Type 2 diabetes -- and showing, in a new follow-up study, that the association...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Three years after the Food and Drug Administration was taken to task for overlooking safety problems with the diabetes drug Avandia, a panel of FDA advisors met Wednesday to open a two-day review of the research that guided the agency's actions.