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World 29 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Bird flu kills three in Indonesia, China

BEIJING (Reuters) - Indonesia announced two more deaths from H5N1 bird flu on Thursday and China said a teenage boy had also died from the virus, which has now spread to more than 50 countries and raised fears of a pandemic.

World 29 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Bird flu kills three in Indonesia, China

BEIJING (Reuters) - Indonesia announced two more deaths from H5N1 bird flu on Thursday and China said a teenage boy had also died from the virus, which has now spread to more than 50 countries and raised fears of a pandemic.

World 02 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

S.E. Asia keen to produce flu vaccines - WHO chief

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam want to produce influenza vaccines, the World Health Organization's head said on Monday, making them less dependent on United States and Europe suppliers in the event of a pandemic.

World 25 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Developing countries get help with birdflu vaccine

GENEVA (Reuters) - Six developing countries, including Indonesia, which has the highest human death toll from bird flu, will get help in making vaccines against the virus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday.

World 26 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Most U.S. doctors take drug company freebies - study

BOSTON (Reuters) - Virtually all U.S. doctors take freebies from drug companies, and a third take money for lecturing, signing patients up for trials or going to meetings, according to a survey published on Wednesday.

World 22 May 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

U.S. FDA reviewing risks of Glaxo diabetes drug

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are reviewing the safety of GlaxoSmithKline's Plc's diabetes drug Avandia but have not yet determined the significance of risks reported in a study released on Monday, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration official said.

World 06 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Drugs lab at heart of British foot and mouth probe

LONDON (Reuters) - British experts scrambled on Monday to find the cause of an outbreak of foot and mouth disease while a drug company at the centre of the investigation said there had been no breach of its biosecurity measures.

World 06 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Drugs lab at heart of British foot and mouth probe

LONDON (Reuters) - British experts scrambled on Monday to find the cause of an outbreak of foot and mouth disease while a drug company at the centre of the investigation said there had been no breach of its biosecurity measures.

World 06 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Blood-booster helps critically ill patients - study

BOSTON (Reuters) - Juicing up the body's blood supply with the Johnson & Johnson drug Procrit can reduce the risk of death in critically ill trauma patients by nearly 60 percent, researchers reported on Wednesday.

Nation 28 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Ministry sets up national register on clinical trials

The Health Ministry urged all clinical research centres in the country, including those in private hospitals and universities, to register their studies.