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GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong. More
GENEVA (Reuters) - The appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador of the World Health Organization (WHO) has been denounced by human rights groups. More
(Reuters) - A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene. More
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved GlaxoSmithKline's Shingrix shingles vaccine for use in adults aged 50 and over, a move widely expected after an advisory panel to the agency last month voted unanimously to recommend its approval, the company announced on Friday. More
(Reuters) - DBV Technologies SA said on Friday its peanut allergy treatment did not meet the main goal in a highly anticipated late-stage study, sending its U.S.-listed shares sharply down. More
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thailand has slapped tariffs on sugar likely to hit $9 million worth of U.S. beverage exports, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday, as one of the top producers of the sweetener joins a growing list of regions implementing such taxes. More
(Reuters Health) - People with diabetes may not always feel classic symptoms like acute chest pain when they have a heart attack, according to a small study that offers a potential explanation for why these episodes are more deadly for diabetics. More
(Reuters Health) - It could take a little time for orthotic shoe inserts to help relieve plantar heel pain, but the prefabricated versions sold in drugstores may work just as well as more expensive custom alternatives, a recent study suggests. More
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. More
(Reuters) - Drugmaker Merck & Co Inc , moving to a new sales team structure in the United States, plans to cut 1,800 sales positions, while adding 960 jobs to a new chronic care sales force, the company said on Friday. More
(Reuters Health) - Frail older people don't live as long as their stronger peers, and loss of mental function further increases their risk of death, recent research shows. More
(Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the agency was working with several pharmaceutical and medical device companies in Puerto Rico to prevent shortages of medical products in the United States as it joins a massive effort to help rebuild the island that was ravaged by Hurricane Maria. More
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor on Friday told jurors that a Massachusetts pharmacist, charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak, acted with a "depraved heart" while knowingly producing non-sterile drugs. More
LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's conservative Congress passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana late on Thursday with a 68-5 vote in favor of allowing cannabis oil to be produced, imported and commercialized. More
GENEVA (Reuters) - A plague epidemic has killed 94 people on the island of Madagascar and could spread further, the World Health Organization said on Friday. More