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World 10 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Immune rejection drug shrinks rare tumors

BOSTON (Reuters) - The Wyeth drug Rapamune dramatically reduces rare growths known as angiomyolipomas after one year of treatment, but the benefits begin to fade if the transplant drug is discontinued, researchers reported on Wednesday.

World 17 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Unfavorable drug studies don't see print - report

BOSTON (Reuters) - Nearly a third of antidepressant drug studies are never published in the medical literature and nearly all happen to show that the drug being tested did not work, researchers reported on Wednesday.

World 16 Apr 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Small company gets U.S. go-ahead on bird flu patch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small biotechnology company trying to develop needle-free vaccines won a boost to its efforts on Tuesday with U.S. government approval to test a bird flu skin patch on more people.

World 01 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Iraq sues companies over oil-for-food kickbacks

NEW YORK, June 30 (Reuters) - The Iraqi government sued dozens of companies, including oil giant Chevron Corp., for more than $10 billion on Monday, saying they paid kickbacks to former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's government under the U.N. oil-for-food program.

World 01 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Iraq sues companies over oil-for-food kickbacks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Iraqi government sued dozens of companies, including oil giant Chevron Corp., for more than $10 billion on Monday, saying they paid kickbacks to former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's government under the U.N. oil-for-food program.

World 31 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Exercise in a pill? Researchers find two

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers who genetically engineered

World 05 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Obama opens healthcare drive with W.House forum

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama launches his drive for a healthcare overhaul at a White House forum on Thursday, seeking momentum to change a costly and inefficient system he says is dragging down the U.S. economy.

World 30 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

WHO says Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 "an isolated case"

GENEVA (Reuters) - The first H1N1 infection found to be resistant to the antiviral Tamiflu represents an

World 15 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

AIDS prevention gel fails in African trials

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. drug company Endo Pharmaceuticals' gel designed to prevent infection with the AIDS virus was ineffective in trials in Africa, Britain's Medical Research Council (MRC) said on Monday.

World 19 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Massachusetts votes in crucial election for Obama

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts voters headed to the polls on Tuesday in a cliff-hanger election for a new U.S. senator that could derail Democrats' dominance in Washington and scuttle President Barack Obama's top priority of sweeping healthcare reform.