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AstraZeneca rides China wave as rival GlaxoSmithKline struggles
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-astrazeneca-results-china/astrazeneca-rides-china-wave-as-rival-glaxosmithkline-struggles-idUSKBN1D91SF

Nov 9th, 2017 - LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca (AZN.L) is enjoying booming drug sales in China, helped by reforms to the country’s regulatory system and an increased sales force, in sharp contrast to its British rival GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L). FILE PHOTO: The logo of AstraZeneca is seen on medication packages in a pharmacy in London April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo China revenue in the third qu...

Trump says he and China's Xi to try to end opioid crisis
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-trump-asia-china-opioids/trump-says-he-and-chinas-xi-to-try-to-end-opioid-crisis-idUSKBN1D91AB

Nov 9th, 2017 - BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping would be focusing “very strongly” on the U.S opioid crisis, which he has declared a public health emergency. China's President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump address business leaders at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Trump...

New H7N9 bird flu strain in China has pandemic potential: study
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-birdflu-pandemic/new-h7n9-bird-flu-strain-in-china-has-pandemic-potential-study-idUSKBN1CO2DD

Oct 19th, 2017 - CHICAGO (Reuters) - Lab experiments on a new strain of the H7N9 bird flu circulating in China suggest the virus can transmit easily among animals and can cause lethal disease, raising alarm that the virus has the potential to trigger a global human pandemic, researchers reported on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: People participate in an emergency exercise on prevention and control of H7N9 bird flu virus...

U.S. indicts major Chinese traffickers for selling fentanyl online
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-opioid-indictments/u-s-indicts-major-chinese-traffickers-for-selling-fentanyl-online-idUSKBN1CM22B

Oct 18th, 2017 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted two major Chinese drug traffickers on charges of making illegal versions of fentanyl and selling the highly addictive drug to Americans over the internet and through international mail. Xiaobing Yan, 40, and Jian Zhang, 38, who are both in China and have not been taken into U.S. custody, were charged with conspiring to distribut...

Trump's drug czar nominee withdraws from consideration
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-opioid/trumps-drug-czar-nominee-withdraws-from-consideration-idUSKBN1CM1UC

Oct 17th, 2017 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. lawmaker who was President Donald Trump’s pick for drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after a report he spearheaded a bill that hurt the government’s ability to crack down on opioid makers flooding the market with the addictive painkillers. Trump had pegged Representative Tom Marino, a Republican from Pennsylvania, to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a...

China confirms bird flu outbreak at quail farms in Guizhou province
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Aug 18th, 2017 - BEIJING (Reuters) - China confirmed a bird flu outbreak at quail farms in the country’s southwestern province of Guizhou, according to a Ministry of Agriculture statement on Friday. The outbreak in Luodian, a city of 345,000 people in southwestern Guizhou, was confirmed as the H5N6 strain of virus, the ministry said in the statement on its website. The local government culled 8,110 birds after ...

McDonald's swift to respond in China after moldy ice cream maker pictures go viral in U.S.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mcdonalds-china-icecream/mcdonalds-swift-to-respond-in-china-after-moldy-ice-cream-maker-pictures-go-viral-in-u-s-idUSKBN1AC09X

Jul 26th, 2017 - SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Viral photos and news reports in the United States allegedly showing a moldy ice cream maker at a U.S. outlet of McDonald’s Corp have prompted swift action from the fast-food giant thousands of miles away: in China. A McDonald's restaurant is pictured in Encinitas, California September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake The firm’s China unit posted a statement late on Wednesday on...

LGBT conference in China's 'gay capital' scuppered
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Jul 21st, 2017 - BEIJING (Reuters) - Organizers of an LGBT conference in China’s “gay capital” had to scrap the event this week, the second time in as many months a public seminar aimed at expanding awareness of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues has run into snags. The Chinese group Speak Out was due to hold a conference in the city of Chengdu, in Sichuan province, on July 23. But the venue ca...

China adds blockbuster drugs to insurance list after price cuts
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-pharmaceuticals/china-adds-blockbuster-drugs-to-insurance-list-after-price-cuts-idUSKBN1A408F

Jul 19th, 2017 - SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will add three dozen new drugs to a list of medicines covered by basic insurance schemes after global pharmaceutical firms agreed to slash prices of blockbuster treatments for cancer, diabetes and heart disease. FILE PHOTO - The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche is seen outside the Shanghai Roche Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. headquarters in Shanghai May 22, 2014. ...

Vietnam reports outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in north: OIE
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-birdflu-vietnam/vietnam-reports-outbreak-of-h5n1-bird-flu-in-north-oie-idUSKBN19X256

Jul 12th, 2017 - PARIS (Reuters) - Vietnam has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu among backyard birds in the northern province of Ha Nam, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing a report from the Vietnamese farm ministry. The virus was detected at a backyard location with 1,135 birds. It directly killed 300 birds, with the rest of the flock slau...

Robot wars: knee surgery marks new battleground for companies
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-orthopaedics-robots/robot-wars-knee-surgery-marks-new-battleground-for-companies-idUSKBN19R23T

Jul 6th, 2017 - LONDON (Reuters) - The world’s top medical technology companies are turning to robots to help with complex knee surgery, promising quicker procedures and better results in operations that often leave patients dissatisfied. Demand for artificial replacement joints is growing fast, as baby boomers’ knees and hips wear out, but for the past 15 years rival firms have failed to deliver a technologic...

China H7N9 bird flu death toll rose to 37 in May: health authority
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-birdflu-china/china-h7n9-bird-flu-death-toll-rose-to-37-in-may-health-authority-idUSKBN1930RF

Jun 12th, 2017 - BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported 37 human deaths from H7N9 bird flu in May, the national health authority said on Monday, up from 24 in April. It also reported 72 cases of human infection from H7N9 bird flu during May, according to a statement posted on the website of the National Health and Family Planning Commission. Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Christian Schmollinger Ou...

Safe Sex: Chinese buy condom business as savvy youth spur demand
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ansell-china-analysis/safe-sex-chinese-buy-condom-business-as-savvy-youth-spur-demand-idUSKBN18M12R

May 26th, 2017 - SHANGHAI (Reuters) - April Zhang, a 21-year-old student from Shanghai, reflects the fast-shifting attitudes of China’s younger generations toward sex. She’s confident to talk about a topic once taboo here and is well educated about the risks. FILE PHOTO: Boxes of Ansell condoms are displayed for sale at a local pharmacy in Sydney, Australia, May 16, 2016. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo Zhang and...

Two Chinese cities close poultry markets after H7N9 bird flu infections
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-birdflu-china/two-chinese-cities-close-poultry-markets-after-h7n9-bird-flu-infections-idUSKCN18H04U

May 21st, 2017 - BEIJING (Reuters) - China will shut poultry markets in certain districts of two cities after H7N9 bird flu infections were detected, state media reported on Sunday, the latest incidents in this year’s more severe outbreak of the virus. A 44-year-old man who sold poultry at a farmers market in southwestern Sichuan province’s Zigong city was diagnosed with H7N9, China News Service reported. Local...

Chinese artist offers flower, kitten tattoos to mums with birth scars
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May 11th, 2017 - (Reuters) - After trying cosmetic creams and surgery, Wang Jing placed her hopes in the skilled hands of a tattoo artist to make the scar on her belly finally disappear. “Whenever you try to reach for something your belly is exposed. It’s not nice looking,” Wang, 46, said of the scar from the caesarian birth of her daughter two decades ago that would soon be covered by a kitten tattoo. China ha...

China's H7N9 bird flu death toll at 47 in March: government data
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-birdflu-china/chinas-h7n9-bird-flu-death-toll-at-47-in-march-government-data-idUSKBN17E0JX

Apr 12th, 2017 - BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported 47 human fatalities from H7N9 bird flu in March, the national health authority said on Wednesday, compared with 61 deaths in February. It also reported 96 cases of human infection from H7N9 bird flu for last month, according to a statement posted on the website of the National Health and Family Planning Commission. Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing...

China says has contained foot-and-mouth outbreak on southern Guangdong farm
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-disease-pig/china-says-has-contained-foot-and-mouth-outbreak-on-southern-guangdong-farm-idUSKBN1711IU

Mar 30th, 2017 - BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Ministry of Agriculture reported on Thursday 37 pigs on a farm in the southern Guangdong province had been killed after contracting the O-type strain of foot-and-mouth disease. The ministry said that all pigs on the farm have been killed and the outbreak is under control. South Korea reported an outbreak of the disease in February but downgraded the disease alert sta...

Chinese supermarkets pull Brazil meat from shelves as food safety fears grow
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-corruption-food-china/chinese-supermarkets-pull-brazil-meat-from-shelves-as-food-safety-fears-grow-idUSKBN16T0YX

Mar 22nd, 2017 - BEIJING (Reuters) - Some of China’s largest food suppliers have pulled Brazilian beef and poultry from their shelves in the first concrete sign that a deepening scandal over Brazil’s meat processing industry is hitting business in its top export market. The moves by Sun Art Retail Group (6808.HK), China’s biggest hypermarket chain, and the Chinese arms of global retail giants Wal-Mart Stores In...

Scandal-hit Brazil meat plants have not shipped to U.S.: USDA
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-corruption-food-usa/scandal-hit-brazil-meat-plants-have-not-shipped-to-u-s-usda-idUSKBN16T2RX

Mar 22nd, 2017 - Beef is seen for sale at a supermarket after the Chilean government suspended all meat and poultry imports from Brazil, in Santiago, Chile March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Pablo Sanhueza CHICAGO (Reuters) - No slaughter or processing facilities implicated in Brazil’s meat scandal have shipped meat products to the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Wednesday. The United States has ...

China calls on Brazil to take stricter safety measures on food shipments
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-corruption-food-china/china-calls-on-brazil-to-take-stricter-safety-measures-on-food-shipments-idUSKBN16S1EL

Mar 21st, 2017 - BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday called on Brazil to take stricter safety measures in its food shipments, as Brazilian officials scrambled to limit the fallout from a corruption scandal that led Beijing to suspend meat imports from its top supplier. A veterinarian analyses a piece of meat collected by Public Health Surveillance agents during an inspection of supermarkets, at a veterinary la...