Industry News

RSS MedicineNet Daily News

RSS WebMD Health

RSS Reuters: Health News

  • Heart health disparities take toll on African-Americans October 23, 2017
    (Reuters Health) - African-Americans have worse cardiovascular health and more deaths from heart disease than other groups, at least partly from less effective disease prevention and management efforts, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).
  • Bulgaria reports two outbreaks of H5 bird flu: OIE October 23, 2017
    PARIS (Reuters) - Bulgaria has reported two outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5 bird flu virus, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday.
  • AstraZeneca among backers as Swiss cancer biotech raises $200 million October 23, 2017
    LONDON (Reuters) - An unlisted Swiss biotech company focused on developing "armed antibodies" to fight cancer has raised $200 million in a funding round backed by AstraZeneca and other private backers.
  • GSK wins U.S. shingles vaccine approval, UK nod for gene therapy October 23, 2017
    LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline has won U.S. approval for a new and improved shingles vaccine, the second of three key products for which the British drugmaker expects approval this year.
  • Novartis gets FDA breakthrough status for Tafinlar, Mekinist combination October 23, 2017
    ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis on Monday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted breakthrough therapy status to the combination of Tafinlar and Mekinist to treat patients with BRAF V600-positive stage III melanoma following surgery.
  • Listeria risk prompts Meijer to recall produce in six U.S. states October 22, 2017
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Retailer Meijer Inc said it was recalling packaged vegetables in six U.S. states because of possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause fatal food poisoning in young children, pregnant women and elderly or frail people.
  • McConnell on healthcare bills: What does Trump want? October 22, 2017
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he was willing to bring healthcare legislation up for a vote but was waiting for the go-ahead from President Donald Trump, who sent mixed signals last week about a bipartisan bill that would shore up insurance markets.
  • Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage October 22, 2017
    GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at his appointment.
  • Short on staff: Nursing crisis strains U.S. hospitals October 21, 2017
    MORGANTOWN, West Virginia (Reuters) - A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia's Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time.
  • Pharmacist's 'deadly' choices sparked U.S. meningitis outbreak: prosecutors October 20, 2017
    BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor told jurors on Friday that a Massachusetts pharmacist gambled with patients' lives by making drugs in unsafe ways that led to a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, but a defense lawyer said he was no murderer.