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29 Jun 2017

China eyes healthcare payment shake-up to trim costs

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will push to diversify how it pays the healthcare costs for its nearly 1.4 billion people in a bid to stem "irrational growth" of medical costs, the finance ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

28 Jun 2017

World Bank launches 'pandemic bond' to tackle major outbreaks

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Bank has launched a "pandemic bond" to support an emergency financing facility intended to release money quickly to fight a major health crisis like the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

28 Jun 2017

Bulgaria to press EU over 'double standards' in food products

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria has found that food products sold by multinational companies in the country contained different ingredients to identical-brand products sold in Austria and Germany, and said it would press the European Union to tackle this "double standard".

28 Jun 2017

Vectura signs deal with Novartis for generic U.S. lung therapy

(Reuters) - Vectura Group Plc said on Wednesday it has signed an exclusive deal with Sandoz AG, a unit of Swiss drugmaker Novartis, to develop a generic copy of an existing combined lung therapy for the U.S. market.

28 Jun 2017

Iraqi zoo gives rare glimpse of white lion

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi zoo showed off a rare white lion cub to mark the animal's first birthday this week, as officials revealed that they hoped to welcome another of the rare big cats in the coming weeks.

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