Sugar industry downplayed heart risks of sugar, promoted risks of fat: study

(Reuters Health) – In the 1960’s, before conflict of interest disclosure was required, the sugar industry sponsored research promoting dietary fat as an important cause of coronary heart disease, and downplaying the role of sugar, according to a special report online September 12 in JAMA Internal Medicine.


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Asian nations plan fund to better prepare for health emergencies, says WHO

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Eleven countries in South and East Asia on Friday agreed to establish an emergency fund to strengthen their health services to better respond to outbreaks of diseases, including emerging viruses such as Zika, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.


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U.S. Senate committee chair: Mylan's response on EpiPen price hike 'incomplete'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee probing Mylan NV’s EpiPen price hike on Friday said its response to his query was “incomplete,” and called on the drugmaker to give more details over how much government health insurance programs pay for the allergy treatment.


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