Reuters Health Report: Leading oncology group wary of Trump drug price proposals

Leading oncology group wary of Trump drug price proposals

CHICAGO (Reuters) - America's leading group of cancer doctors is wary of new Trump administration proposals for lowering drug costs, warning that patients must not be barred from medicines that could help them.

Another antibiotic crisis: fragile supply leads to shortages

LONDON (Reuters) - Shortages of some life-saving antibiotics are putting growing numbers of patients at risk and fuelling the evolution of "superbugs" that do not respond to modern medicines, according to a new report on Thursday.

Utah sues opioid maker Purdue Pharma after settlement talks stall

(Reuters) - Utah's attorney general on Thursday sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP to hold it responsible for its role in the opioid epidemic after he said talks to reach a settlement between various states and the drugmaker stopped being productive.

In China, industry push-back stubs out anti-smoking gains

BEIJING (Reuters) - Earlier this year, the city of Hangzhou, home to the internet giant Alibaba, was poised to join Beijing, Shanghai and a handful of other urban areas in banning smoking in public places, part of a long-running campaign against tobacco use in China.

Indivior subpoenaed by California on opioid addiction treatment

(Reuters) - Britain's Indivior has been subpoenaed by the California Department of Insurance over its blockbuster opioid addiction treatment, Suboxone Film, which is rapidly losing market share due to stiff competition from generic versions.

Physically demanding jobs may shorten men's lives

(Reuters Health) - Despite much evidence that getting lots of physical activity bodes well for long-term health, when it's physical labor on the job, the opposite might be true.

Healthcare price transparency in U.S. not improved in recent years

(Reuters Health) - Although government measures and healthcare industry initiatives have tried to make prices more accessible to U.S. patients recently, researchers say there has been little improvement.

Spine surgery may not be needed to ease back pain from osteoporosis

(Reuters Health) - Patients with acute pain from osteoporosis damage to the spine don't experience any more relief from surgery to inject cement into cracked or broken vertebrae than they would with a sham procedure, a recent trial in The Netherlands suggests.

U.S. voices concern over increasingly deadly Bangladeshi anti-drug drive

DHAKA (Reuters) - The United States has expressed concern about a Bangladeshi anti-drugs campaign in which more than 100 people have died but the government has dismissed any suggestion of extra-judicial killings and said the crackdown had popular support.

France's Lactalis tests plant after tainted milk scandal

PARIS (Reuters) - Lactalis is testing production at its Craon plant in northwest France that had been halted because dozens of babies were found ill last year after drinking salmonella-contaminated milk produced at the factory, the company said on Thursday.

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