LATEST NEWS: G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits U.S. - ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic.
LATEST NEWS: AstraZeneca potassium drug delayed by manufacturing snag - LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca said on Friday U.S. regulators would not approve its new drug for high potassium levels at present due to a manufacturing issue, dealing a blow to a product acquired when it bought ZS Pharma for $2.7 billion last year.
LATEST NEWS: Roche boosted by trial success with blood cancer drug - ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche got a big boost on Friday when a clinical trial testing its new blood cancer drug Gazyva proved successful, lifting prospects for a new medicine that will be pivotal as the Swiss company fights the threat of biosimilar competition.
LATEST NEWS: China regulator to launch drug pricing probe in June - SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will carry out wide-ranging pricing inspections on drug firms, hospitals and procurement bodies from June 1, the country's top watchdog said on Friday, extending a tough cost-cutting campaign to reduce the price of healthcare.
LATEST NEWS: U.S. sees first case of bacteria resistant to all antibiotics - (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Thursday reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to all known antibiotics, and expressed grave concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads.
LATEST NEWS: U.S. health official says Zika not a reason to cancel Olympics - (Reuters) - The widespread Zika virus outbreak in Brazil does not pose enough of a threat to warrant canceling or putting off the Olympic Games set to be held in Rio de Janeiro in August, a leading U.S. health official said on Thursday .
LATEST NEWS: South Carolina governor to sign ban on abortion past 19 weeks - CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Republican South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Wednesday signed into law a bill banning most abortions after 19 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother's life is at risk, a spokesperson told Reuters on Wednesday.