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Beijing aims to refill medicine chest with 'Made in China' drugs


SHANGHAI China, already a global powerhouse in high-tech areas from solar panels to bullet trains, is turning its industrial might to the challenge of making more of its own drugs for a vast and aging population.

E. coli from Costco chicken salad traced to tainted celery

LOS ANGELES A multi-state E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 19 people who ate rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco Wholesale Corp's stores has been traced to a celery-and-onion mix used in the salad, prompting its California maker to recall the product.

U.S., 26 Nov 2015

Guinea's last Ebola case, a baby girl, leaves hospital

DAKAR A one-month-old baby girl who was Guinea's last reported Ebola case left hospital on Saturday, delighting medical staff and putting the country on course to be declared free of the deadly virus.

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FDA declines expanded approval for Bristol-Myers' Opdivo drug

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its immuno-oncology drug, Opdivo, for its expanded use to treat an additional type of advanced skin cancer.

27 Nov 2015

Exclusive: Lazard works with Sanofi on $12.7 billion animal health unit deal - sources

LONDON/NEW YORK/FRANKFURT Investment bank Lazard is working with Sanofi's management to prepare a sale or listing of its Merial animal health unit, aiming to land the leading advisory job for the deal, which could value the business at up 12 billion euros ($12.7 billion), sources familiar with the matter said.

27 Nov 2015

Men may eat more when women are watching

(Reuters Health) - If women are prone to “eat like a bird” when men are watching, men may be similarly programmed to “eat like a horse” when women are around, suggests a small U.S. study by behavioral scientists.

26 Nov 2015

Oklahoma hospital will not charge homecoming crash victims for ER treatment

TULSA, Okla. The Oklahoma hospital that treated about 40 people after a woman driving a vehicle plowed into a crowd at a university homecoming parade last month will not bill the patients for their initial treatment, hospital officials said on Friday.

U.S. 27 Nov 2015

Screen time, in moderation, not linked to youngsters' depression

(Reuters Health) - Youngsters who spend too much time staring at televisions and computers may be more depressed than those who abstain completely, but kids who enjoy screen time in moderation may be the happiest of all, a recent analysis suggests.

27 Nov 2015

Hookah and e-cigarettes popular with high schoolers

(Reuters Health) - Almost 10 percent of 11th and 12th graders are using e-cigarettes, and other alternative tobacco products are increasingly popular, according to a new study.

27 Nov 2015

Preschoolers in daycare need more outdoor time

(Reuters Health) - Many preschoolers in daycare may need more outdoor time to help increase their odds of getting enough physical activity, a small U.S. study suggests.

27 Nov 2015
A customer leans against the pharmacy counter at a Sam's Club store in Bentonville, Arkansas May 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Prosecutors target Valeant

Prosecutors demanded details from Valeant Pharmaceuticals on its patient assistance programs, drug pricing and distribution practices.  Full Article