LIVE EVENT: The U.S. healthcare law rollout: Where do we stand?
WASHINGTON - More people signed up on the government's new health insurance website on the first two days of December than in the entire first month of the launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, sources familiar with the numbers said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK - Global drugmaker Pfizer Inc will broaden access to information from its scores of clinical trials to independent researchers and to patients who take part in the studies, the company said on Wednesday.
LONDON - Many governments are woefully unprepared for an epidemic of dementia currently affecting 44 million people worldwide and set to more than treble to 135 million people by 2050, health experts and campaigners said on Thursday.
HONG KONG - Chinese regulators are considering cutting retail price limits on some traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) by as much as 10 percent early next year, a newspaper controlled by the official Xinhua news agency reported.
- A former hedge-fund analyst who argued that Dendreon Corp's therapeutic vaccine for prostate cancer may hasten the death of patients has reached a settlement with U.S. securities regulators over failure to disclose her financial interests in the company.
LONDON - Iceland is joining the race to make copycat versions of complex biotech drugs with an investment of $250 million in development and manufacturing by Alvotech, a sister company of privately owned U.S.-based Alvogen.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults with cataracts appear to double their risk of falling after surgery on their first eye and before surgery on the second, suggests a new study.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Playing sports is known to have a positive impact on teenagers, and a new study suggests one to two hours of playing time each day may be optimal for young people's well-being.
- U.S. regulators have warned that some automated external defibrillators made by Philips Medical Systems may be unable to deliver potentially life-saving shocks to the heart in emergency situations, due to an electronic product malfunction.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama urged Americans not to be discouraged by the rocky rollout of HealthCare.gov on Tuesday and vowed to fix whatever glitches remain as he sought to restore confidence in his leadership. | Video
On Wednesday, December 4 at 10:30 a.m. watch live as experts assess where the U.S. stands in the healthcare law rollout and the resulting health policy implications. Presented by the forum at Harvard School of Public Health in collaboration with Reuters. Live Coverage