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South Africa Wins landmark case against pharmaceutical giants

...istry of South Africa, published 70 pages of draft legislation that would allow it to shop around for the cheapest drugs, particularly those that can treat opportunistic infections associated with HIV-AIDS. In April this year 39 of the biggest pharmaceutical firms were dealt a blow by a South African court when...

A crude custom

...omen over 45. Several governments have introduced legislation to ensure the process is only carried out in hospitals by trained doctors....

World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking

...lling and clean indoor air controls and strengthen legislation to clamp down on tobacco smuggling.// “Today, we are acting to save billions of lives and protect people’s health for generations to come. This is a historic moment in global public health, demonstrating the international will to tackle a threat to ...

World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking

...lling and clean indoor air controls and strengthen legislation to clamp down on tobacco smuggling.// “Today, we are acting to save billions of lives and protect people’s health for generations to come. This is a historic moment in global public health, demonstrating the international will to tackle a threat to h...

World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking

...lling and clean indoor air controls and strengthen legislation to clamp down on tobacco smuggling.// “Today, we are acting to save billions of lives and protect people’s health for generations to come. This is a historic moment in global public health, demonstrating the international will to tackle a threat to ...

Aggressive Tobacco taxation policy can reduce cigarette smoking

...g, awareness of tobacco ill effects on package and legislation to control tobacco smuggling. What really needed in developing world is aggressive tobacco taxation policies. The world bank estimates that a price increase of 10% on tobacco can reduce demand for tobacco products by 4% in high income countries an b...

Commercialization of Biotech Discoveries, An Encouragement For Researchers

...ntral government of India plans to come out with a legislation to pave the way for commercialisation of technolog...a strong domestic biotech industry. The proposed legislation would give Indian universities and institutions such as the Indian Council of Medical Research and C...

Couples in Britain can have “designer” babis

...o fertilization technology was a landmark piece of legislation but, in the past 5 years, the science had changed along with public attitudes. “The act has done a good job in taking public confidence with it but we need to take stock. We need to strike the right balance,” Ms Flint said. “We never expected that th...

Experts Insist That Neonatal Herpes Be Reported Regularly

...al herpes cases from all states; on states to pass legislation and develop regulations requiring routine reporting; and on all healthcare providers, agencies, and professional societies to support to the national health agenda. Source: Newswise...

Toxic chemicals found in domestic products poisoning newborn babies

... chemicals in perfumes and other products. The new legislation will have strict implications so that the use of toxic chemicals use is very much minimal. The legislation will also monitor that strict details are made on the food information labels and the risk of using ...

Judgment In Favor Of Merck For Vioxx Drug

...vantage to claimants by pursuing claims under this legislation is that manufacturers may be found liable for a defective product, without a finding of fault.” Source: BBC Nes...

Legal Action against Authority Regarding Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Diseas

...uilty to two counts of breaching health and safety legislation by failing to maintain the water cooling system at the factory. There would have a period of watchful waiting before any decision or opinion can be raised regarding the charges. ...

Trauma Research has to be boosted

...nable to give informed consent. Few countries have legislation in place to handle these situations. Until there are more international trials into trauma care, these patients are being unfairly denied the benefits of medical research. Source: Eurekalert...

Drinking Laws 'Fuel Disease' In UK: Expert

... it reflected a 'society falling apart'.// The new legislation took effect at 00:01 GMT on Thursday, consigning the traditional 23:00 closing time to history and ushering in what the government hopes will be a more relaxed and civilized socializing. But specialist liver consultant Professor Roger Williams join...

Benzene Slick In China Highlights Water Pollution

...s agency quoted Chen as saying. Lack of adequate legislation and poor environmental monitoring were other factors contributing to the increasing pollution of China's rivers and lakes, Chen said. "Without scientific guidance, some rivers are polluted with illegal discharge of waste and overuse of fertilizers,...

Widespread Commercialisation Of Human Organ Donation In China

...n, it has also been proposed to amend the existing legislation before it can be approved by the State Council. A currently existing legislation that states that such organ retrieval can only take place after written consent has been obtained fr...

Law To Govern Acupuncture

...oners including acupuncture doctors to meet strict legislation to confirm that they have fulfilled all the traini...essional expertise with high standards//. This new legislation is brought by the Government to check the credibility and standard of these professionals. Acupunc...

Scrutiny Sought For Reused Devices in U.S.

...working with Congresswoman DeLauro as she develops legislation affecting the regulation of the medical device industry." The FDA said that prior to 2000 it did little to oversee reprocessors other than inspect their facilities and require them to follow good manufacturing practices. Now, it requires reprocesso...

Assaults On Hospital Staff On The Rise

...r. The country’s nursing unions have called for legislation similar to that which protects emergency workers, ...e to be trained to deal with such incidents. A new legislation came into force in May 2005 which punishes those who assault emergency workers. This legislation cov...

Doctors Seek Legislation To Protect Them

...d Medical Association. Boswell has insisted upon a legislation which will protect doctors under such circumstances, in the absence of which doctors will be reluctant to take risks. A similar situation arose in New Orleans when it was hit by Hurricane Katrina, and hospital workers could not work as there was no...

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