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Chinese drug approval boosts AstraZeneca's lung cancer hopes
27 Mar 2017 at 12:25am
LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca has won approval for its lung cancer pill Tagrisso in China, a key market for the potential blockbuster medicine.
Trump tastes failure as U.S. House healthcare bill collapses
25 Mar 2017 at 2:11pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies.
Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn
25 Mar 2017 at 10:30am
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Obamacare was "exploding" after Republican lawmakers shelved legislation that would have dismantled the healthcare law.
Saudi Arabia temporarily bans poultry imports from Tennessee over bird flu
26 Mar 2017 at 9:13am
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned imports of live birds, hatching eggs and chicks from Tennessee after a form of bird flu that is highly lethal for poultry was found in the U.S. state, the Saudi ministry of agriculture said on Sunday.
Venezuela's Maduro asks U.N. to help ease medicine shortages
24 Mar 2017 at 9:57pm
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he has asked the United Nations to help the South American nation alleviate medicine shortages, which have become increasingly severe as the oil-producing nation's economic crisis accelerates.
EU recommends suspending hundreds of drugs tested by Indian firm
25 Mar 2017 at 2:25am
LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's medicines regulator has recommended the suspension of more than 300 generic drug approvals and drug applications due to "unreliable" tests conducted by Indian contract research firm Micro Therapeutic Research Labs.
Drugmaker Lilly to invest $850 million in U.S. operations in 2017
24 Mar 2017 at 6:03am
(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co said on Friday it would invest $850 million in its U.S. operations this year, and the drugmaker signaled it would be willing to spend more if the Trump administration were to overhaul tax laws.
Mexico's Bachoco pulls possibly contaminated meat from U.S.
24 Mar 2017 at 2:25pm
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's top poultry producer Bachoco has begun the recall of some 1 million pounds of breaded products from its U.S. unit OK Foods that it said were possibly contaminated with metal, the company said in a statement on Friday.
Caregiver nuns model skillful ways to speak to infirm seniors
24 Mar 2017 at 7:44am
(Reuters Health) - The sisters caring for cognitively impaired elderly nuns in a Midwestern convent spoke to their care recipients in a way that sounded strikingly different to linguistic anthropologist Anna Corwin.
Opioid abuse tied to higher suicide risk in veterans
24 Mar 2017 at 11:53am
While drug and alcohol problems are associated with a higher risk of suicide among veterans, the increased danger is particularly high with opioid abuse, a U.S. study suggests.