LATEST NEWS: UN Ebola mission head wants significant progress in 60 days - ACCRA (Reuters) - The U.N. mission for Ebola wants to achieve significant progress in combating the deadly disease within 60 days, including ensuring that 70 percent of cases receive treatment, its new head Tony Banbury said on Tuesday.
LATEST NEWS: Ebola poses threat to Ivory Coast cocoa output, exporters say - ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Cocoa exporters in the Ivory Coast are fuelling market fears of potential supply shortages that have driven prices to 3-1/2 year highs, warning output could drop dramatically if the Ebola virus spills into the world's top grower.
LATEST NEWS: France uses tax to put pressure on hepatitis C drug prices - PARIS (Reuters) - France will tax drugmakers whose costly hepatitis C drugs threaten to throw off course its healthcare budget, the government has said, heaping pressure on pharmaceutical companies like Gilead Sciences to cut their prices.
LATEST NEWS: India's Modi must resist U.S. pressure on drug patents: MSF - NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi must not give in to U.S. pressure to change intellectual property laws which allow India to produce generic medicines poor people can afford, the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.
LATEST NEWS: No U.S. 'chlorine chicken' in Europe, EU's health nominee says - BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU's nominee for health chief pledged on Tuesday to oppose the import of some U.S. foodstuffs such as chemically-treated meat that Washington hopes to be able to sell to Europe under a planned multi-billion-dollar transatlantic trade deal.
LATEST NEWS: Austria reports first MERS case in Saudi national: media - VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria has reported its first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in a woman from Saudi Arabia who had recently traveled to the Alpine country, ORF Oe 1 radio reported on Tuesday, citing the health ministry.