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Counting the costs: U.S. hospitals feeling the pain of physician burnout

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Reuters) - Dr. Brian Halloran, a vascular surgeon at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, starts planning his garden long before spring arrives in southeast Michigan. Learn More

 

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Canada proposes health warnings, child-proof packs for legal pot sales

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government proposed on Tuesday mandatory health warnings and child-proof packaging as well as a licensing regime for all cannabis products in legislation ahead of the July 2018 legalization of recreational marijuana. More »

 

AmerisourceBergen to pay $625 million to settle U.S. government probe

(Reuters) - A unit of AmerisourceBergen Corp, one of the largest U.S. drug wholesalers, has agreed to pay $625 million to resolve a U.S. government probe involving pre-filled syringes, the company said in a filing with U.S. securities regulators on Tuesday. More »

 

Opioid crisis cost U.S. economy $504 billion in 2015: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Opioid drug abuse, which has ravaged parts of the United States in recent years, cost the economy as much as $504 billion in 2015, White House economists said in a report made public on Sunday. More »

 

U.S. FDA approves first two-drug HIV regimen from GSK

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first two-drug regimen to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, aimed at lessening the side effect burden of current treatments that combine three or four medicines. More »

 

Brexit gets real for drugmakers as regulator moves to Amsterdam

LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmakers are racing to implement Brexit contingency plans to prepare for a jolt to their regulatory system as the European Medicines Agency is uprooted from London to Amsterdam. More »

 

Proposed cuts in foreign aid could cause malaria resurgence

(Reuters Health) - If U.S. President Donald Trump cuts 44% of the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) funding, a significant proportion of the global budget for malaria control, there would be a worldwide resurgence of malaria, British researchers say. More »

 

Nursing home residents eligible for palliative care often don’t get it

(Reuters Health) - Many nursing home residents who might benefit from palliative care to make them more comfortable and improve their quality of life don’t receive it, a small U.S. study suggests. More »

 

Drug firm Concordia overcharged Britain's health service with 6,000 percent price rise

LONDON (Reuters) - Drug company Concordia overcharged Britain's health service millions of pounds for an essential thyroid drug by abusing its position as the only supplier, the country's Competition and Markets Authority said on Tuesday. More »

 

Hand, wrist injuries in high school sports often severe

(Reuters Health) - High school athletes have high rates of hand and wrist injuries, especially in certain sports, according to a new U.S. study. More »

 

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