Trade deal disappoints drugmakers, consumer groups

Trade deal disappoints drugmakers, consumer groups

By Lisa Schencker  |  October 05, 2015

A trade agreement between the U.S. and 11 other countries has left both the drug industry and consumer groups disappointed over the length of exclusivity protections for certain drugs.

Three share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs

By Associated Press  |  October 05, 2015

A Chinese scientist who turned to ancient texts to discover a powerful malaria drug shared the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday with American and Japanese researchers whose discoveries have raised hopes of eliminating other tropical diseases.

Doctors Without Borders: 19 dead in Afghan clinic airstrike

By Associated Press  |  October 04, 2015

Confusion reigned in the wake of the deadly bombing Saturday of a hospital compound in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens more. It remains unclear who bombed the hospital run by Doctors Without Borders and the international medical charity has...

Doctors Without Borders Afghan clinic bombed, 9 staff dead

By Associated Press  |  October 03, 2015

Nine local staffers for Doctors Without Borders were killed and 30 were missing after an explosion near their hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that may have been caused by a U.S. airstrike.

DaVita aims to consolidate Brazil's dialysis market

DaVita aims to consolidate Brazil's dialysis market

By Adam Rubenfire  |  September 30, 2015

DaVita HealthCare Partners announced Wednesday that it will expand its international operations to Brazil, taking advantage of recent legislation opening the country's healthcare services to foreign players.

High-tech public health meets ancient ritual at Hindu festival

High-tech public health meets ancient ritual at Hindu festival

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 26, 2015

At an ancient Hindu riverside festival in Nashik, India, the millions hoping to cleanse themselves of sin were also unwittingly helping to create high-tech solutions for crowd control, disease outbreak and public security.

Colonoscope helps Thai police recover stolen 6-carat diamond

By Associated Press  |  September 13, 2015

The good news for the Chinese visitor to Bangkok was that a doctor had successfully removed a foreign object from her large intestine that could have damaged her digestive system. The bad news: It was a $278,000 diamond the woman was accused of stealing from a jewelry fair.

DaVita expands with Chinese kidney-care joint-venture

By Adam Rubenfire  |  August 31, 2015

DaVita Kidney Care, the dialysis arm of DaVita HealthCare Partners, is entering a joint venture kidney-care specialty hospital chain in northeastern China that the Denver-based company says is the first of its kind.

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